PhD Studentship/Marie Sklodowska-Curie ESR Fellowship: Supramolecular Chemistry

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months.

We invite applications for a 3-year Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher (MSC-ESR) Fellowship to start in April or October 2015 to work with Professor Christopher Hunter on a project which will use synthetic supramolecular systems to undertake a quantitative investigation of the relationship between chemical structure and cooperativity. Multivalency is one of Nature's governing principles for achieving strong and selective molecular recognition; the project will form part of a EC Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN (MULTI-APP) focusing on the fundamentals and application of multivalency and cooperativity in biology, chemistry, materials and nanotechnology. This is a collaborative, international and multi-disciplinary research network involving laboratories in Padova, Oxford, Berlin, Münster, Twente and Eindhoven, as well as industrial partners ranging in scale from a small spin-off to a large multinational.

Further information about research in the Hunter group is available at http://www-hunter.ch.cam.ac.uk/

Applicants must satisfy the EC's eligibility requirements for MSC-ESR Fellowships, and must not have resided in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 3 years. They should have (or expect to obtain) the equivalent of a UK first class honours degree (and preferably a Masters degree) in a relevant scientific discipline. The Fellowship is offered in conjunction with a PhD position, subject to the Fellow satisfying the university's admissions requirements for the PhD study. The Fellowship will provide a salary and will cover tuition fees.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, detailed academic transcripts and the contact details for at least two academic referees, and should be sent by email to Professor Hunter (herchelsmith.orgchem@ch.cam.ac.uk), to whom any informal enquiries can be addressed.

Please quote reference MA04796 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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