Vacancies

PhD Position in Development of Luminescent Carbohydrate-Based Sensors

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a PhD position under the supervision of Dr Joseph Byrne, School of Chemistry, National University of Ireland Galway. This position is funded by a Science Foundation Ireland Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG) and is available to start as soon as possible. The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr Joseph Byrne, with Prof Paul Murphy acting as co-supervisor. The research programme will involve collaboration with researchers at the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM). For more information see PhD Position Dr. Byrne

PhD Position in Supramolecular Protein Chemistry

The Crowley Laboratory is recruiting a PhD candidate to work on Calixarene-controlled Protein Crystallization. This 4 year position is fully-funded by Science Foundation Ireland and will start in September 2019. For more information see PhD Position Dr. Crowley

 

PhD Position in Medicinal Carbohydrate Chemistry, School of Chemistry

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a PhD position in the research group of Professor Paul Murphy, School of Chemistry, National University of Ireland Galway.

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available to start as soon as possible.   The successful candidate will work under the direction of Professor Paul Murphy.

Click Paul Murphy PhD position for more information. 

 

College of Science Ph.D. Studentship in Organic Chemistry: Deuteration of Biomolecules and Drug Targets
A 4-year Ph.D. studentship, starting in January 2019, is available in the area of transition-metal catalysis, focusing on the development of novel deuteration methodology for biomolecules and drug targets.
The studentship, which is funded by the College of Science, NUI Galway, covers EU tuition fees and includes a tax-free annual salary of €12,000. Candidates will be expected to hold a Master’s degree or a very good Bachelor’s degree in a related area before the start of the studentship.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a full application containing a cover letter, CV, and two letters of recommendation to miriam.oduill@nuigalway.ie or by post to Dr. Miriam O’Duill, School of Chemistry, NUI Galway, University Road, Galway, H91 TK33, Ireland by December 18th 2018. Informal enquiries are welcome at any time. For more information, see also: https://oduillgroup.com.
Project description: Deuteration of bioactive molecules is a crucial tool for biomolecular analysis techniques (neutron diffraction, 2D NMR, hydrogen exchange mass spectroscopy) and the pharmaceutical industry (ADME studies, deuterated drugs). A diverse toolkit of synthetic methods is necessary to selectively install deuterium isotopes in the molecules and positions of interest. This Ph.D. project will focus on the development of transition-metal catalysed C–H activation / deuteration strategies to afford deuterated analogues of bioactive molecules or drugs that currently require expensive, multi-step syntheses.
The research will involve screening for methodology development and organic synthesis of small molecules. The work will be carried out at the School of Chemistry, NUI Galway, Ireland (http://www.nuigalway.ie/chemistry/), in the research group of Dr. Miriam O’Duill, who was recently appointed as lecturer in organic chemistry.

 

PhD Scholarship – Biomolecular Electronics Research Laboratory 2018
School of Chemistry
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a funded PhD research position affiliated to the Biomolecular Electronics Research Laboratory within the School of Chemistry at the National University of Ireland Galway. The successful candidate will work on a project related to the research interests of the Laboratory while undertaking a PhD. For more information, email donal.leech@nuigalway.ie or click PhD Position: Biomolecular Electronics Research Laboratory 2018 

 

SFI PhD Scholarship: Ion-responsive self-immolative linkers for drug delivery    

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A 4-year PhD scholarship is available in the O’Duill group (https://oduillgroup.com), School of Chemistry, NUI Galway. The multidisciplinary project will investigate selective drug delivery to ion channels by designing ion-responsive self-immolative linkers for hyaluronic acid drug conjugates and lies at the interface of synthetic chemistry, polymer chemistry, materials and biochemistry. The research programme will be carried out in collaboration with CÚRAM (http://www.curamdevices.ie/) and will encourage networking and strong clinical and industrial collaborations. The successful candidate will be provided with training and development opportunities designed to support his/her personal career development plans.

The scholarship, funded by CÚRAM, includes EU tuition fees, an annual stipend of €18,500 and a contribution to training and travel. Candidates will be expected to hold a Master’s degree in Chemistry and experience in synthetic organic chemistry is highly desirable. The starting date of the scholarship is September 1st 2018. Interested candidates should submit an application including a cover letter, CV, and two letters of recommendation to miriam.oduill@nuigalway.ie by August 10th 2018.