Department of Chemistry offers PhD Positions at Norwegian University Science Technology, Norway
Study Subject(s):Chemoinformatics/Chemometrics and Computational Chemistry
Scholarship Provider: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
The award can be taken at: Norway
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Applicants must have achieved a master’s degree or equivalent in chemistry, physics, or bordering fields, or have submitted their master thesis for assessment by the application deadline. It is a prerequisite, however, that the formal admission requirements for the PhD programme are met before appointment can be made. The applicants must have a strong background in chemoinformatics/chemometrics. Some background in computational chemistry (molecular modelling) is desirable. Experience with programming and knowledge about inorganic/organometallic chemistry is an advantage.
Scholarship Open for International Students: No
Description: Two positions at the Department of Chemistry (IKJ), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in computational chemistry are currently available which are connected to the project ”A method for automated de novo optimisation of functional transition-metal complexes”. The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and involves a close collaboration between IKJ/NTNU and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bergen (UiB). A total of two PhD students and one postdoctoral fellow will be recruited to the project during 2011 where one PhD and one postdoc are located here at NTNU. The research will be directed towards the development of a de novo software system for automatic generation of new functional coordination compounds with optimal properties where catalysts are of particular interest. This type of de novo software is already much used in pharmaceutical industry for optimisation of new drugs, however it is not yet being used within coordination chemistry. The goal of the project is to develop new methods and software for the development of new functional coordination compounds with optimal properties in a more efficient and cost effective way.
How to Apply: Online
application Deadline: 2011-08-08.