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PhD Studentships

Details of our funded PhD studentships are given below. You are strongly encouraged to contact the prospective supervisor before making an application. Formal applications should be made via Lancaster University’s online application system (see here for details). When applying please indicate the title of the studentship you are applying for.

Funded PhD Studentships available:

PhD Studentship in Computational Chemistry

A fully funded 3.5-year PhD studentship supported by Syngenta and Lancaster University is available in the area of computational modelling within the Chemical Theory & Computation Research Group. The project aims to predict solubility from molecular simulation. Accurate prediction of solubility remains an outstanding fundamental problem, which if resolved will deliver substantial and far reaching impact.

Syngenta is a world leading Swiss-British multinational agribusiness that markets seeds and agrochemicals, with sales of approximately US$ 14.7 billion in 2013. It has research and development facilities in both the UK and Switzerland. The student will have an opportunity to spend one or more short placements at Syngenta.

The successful candidate should have, or expect to have, a first class or good 2.1 Masters degree (or equivalent) in chemistry, chemical engineering, natural sciences, physics, or materials science. They should have a strong mathematical ability, an aptitude for computer programming, and excellent communications skills, both written and oral. The studentship covers fees plus the maintenance stipend at the standard UK/EU rate. Overseas applications are welcome but would have to cover the difference in UK and overseas student fee. Informal e-mail enquiries prior to making an application are welcome, in which case contact Prof. Jamshed Anwar (j.anwar@lancaster.ac.uk). Applications should be made via Lancaster University’s online application system (see here for details).

The project is available immediately and applications will be considered in the order that they are received and the position will be considered filled when a suitable candidate has been identified.