PhD in Organic Chemistry – 17+ Fully Funded Positions

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 02:20 pm

PhD in Organic Chemistry

Below are the list of Fully Funded Scholarship and PhD Positions in Organic Chemistry


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Universität Würzburg, 97074 Würzburg, Germany | Germany
About the Project
  • Our research interests lie at the interface of physical organic and materials chemistry. We aim for the bottom-up synthesis of structurally well-defined chiral nanocarbon materials for the further advancement of organic electronics devices as well as in-depth time-resolved spectroscopic investigation – in close collaboration with Professor Christoph Lambert – to establish structure-property relationships between chirality and optoelectronic properties of nanocarbon materials.
  • You will be involved in (i) design and synthesis of functional chiral organic molecules and their characterization by standard analytical techniques namely, NMR, EPR, UV-vis (absorption/ emission), MS and single crystal X-ray diffraction (ii) investigation of solid-state properties and self-assembly behavior with the aid of spectroscopy and microscopy (iii) preliminary DFT calculations to get insight into structure and electronic properties of molecules

Deadline: 15/12/2019


University of Zurich | Switzerland
About the post

Department of Chemistry A PhD Student position is available in the research group of Dr. Ilija Čorić at the Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich.The group performs research in the areas of organic and inorganic chemistry aiming at the development of advanced methods for homogeneous catalysis. We explore fundamental transition metal chemistry, as well as challenging reactions in organic synthesis and small molecule activation. Our goal is to advance the way molecules are made by enabling selective activation of strong chemical bonds in mild conditions. Specific areas of interest include C-H activation, novel activation modes for catalysis, chemistry of multimetallic complexes, and design of chiral catalysts.

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Laboratory for Advanced Materials | Slovakia
About the post
The focus of this project is on chemical synthesis and characterization of 2D nanomaterials, structurally related to graphene, studies of the effects of quantum confinement on their properties and their testing in electrochromic and electronic devices, batteries and other applications. The work will be performed in close collaboration with members of the team performing theoretical modeling of the 2D nanomaterials. The work will be performed jointly at LAM and department of Organic Chemistry at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University.

Deadline: 31/12/2019


The University of Queensland | St Lucia, Queensland | Australia
About the post
The purpose of the PhD Scholarship is to work on a multidisciplinary project aimed at developing a better understanding of how the physicochemical properties of nanomaterials determine how they are cleared from the lungs after inhaled exposure and their safety in the lungs. The successful appointee will synthesise and chemically characterise a range of polymer and lipid based nanomaterials, and evaluate their in vitro and in vivo pharmaceutical behaviour.

Deadline: 12/09/2019


PhD scholarship in Australia (Sydney) in Computer-Aided Design of Organocatalysts

UNSW Sydney School of Chemistry

About the post

The successful PhD candidate will work on the development and application of computational methods to understand how novel catalysts mediate difficult chemical transformations. This understanding will be used to guide experimental efforts as well as design improved reagents. As part of this project, the student will develop robust methods to model solvent effects on reaction kinetics and thermodynamics. The techniques to be used include but are not limited to high-level electronic structure calculations, molecular dynamics simulations and hybrid quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) methods. This project will involve close collaborations with several world-leading experimentalists teams.

Deadline: 30/09/2019


Functionalisation of cellulose particles to impart surfactant properties – a project combining organic synthesis and materials chemistry

Auckland University of Technology

About the post

A fully funded PhD scholarship is currently available for a student with a interest in both organic synthesis and materials chemistry. The goal of this project is to chemically functionalise cellulose with organic molecules to impart tunable amphiphilic properties. This will be developed into a new class of cellulose-based surfactants that are biodegradable and recoverable from industrial waste streams.

Deadline: 30/09/2019


PhD Scholarship in Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Nanoparticles for Luminescent Solar Concentrators

Victoria University of Wellington

About the post

This scholarship is for students with a strong chemistry and potentially physics background with an interest in the development of new optically active materials for renewable energy systems. The students will:

-combine organic and inorganic chromophores into hybrid organic/inorganic light – harvesting chromophores.
-create large superstructures of hybrid chromophores through simple coupling reactions.
-create large superstructures of hybrid chromophores through simple coupling reactions.
-study the fundamental photo-physical interactions between different components within our system; this could be organic-organic, organic–inorganic and inorganic-inorganic interactions.
-optimise the energy transfer interactions between our components, ensuring efficient energy transfer leading to the creation of hybrid chromophore structures with minimal reabsorption.
-incorporate these chromophores into functioning state-of-the-art LSCs.

Deadline: 30/09/2019


PhD Position (m/f/d) – In the area of synthetic organic chemistry and phosphorus-based organocatalysis

Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. (LIKAT) Rostock

About the post

The position is dedicated to the development of new synthetic methods, e.g. catalytic (enantio­selective) Wittig and related reactions, using phosphorus-based organocatalysis. The project is part of collaboration with the University Rostock Medical Department with the objective to prepare potential anti-tumor agents.

Deadline: 15/09/2019


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) | Netherlands
About the post
A PhD position is open in the field of polymer chemistry and adaptive soft nanomaterials on Polymeric self-adaptive meso-reactors as soft advanced materials. The aim of this project is to design functional self-adaptive polymeric meso-reactors, able to show temporally programmed behaviour in response to flux or efflux of chemical stimuli. This investigation is of great interest from a fundamental scientific and application point-of-view as such reactors can offer superior level of performance and additional features (e.g precise control over catalytic processes) compared to conventional polymersomes.
You will design, construct and characterize a series of well-defined polymeric vesicles loaded with catalysts, which can serve as meso-reactors. Using smart chemical strategies and appropriate catalytic processes these meso-reactors will become self-adaptive and able to change their characteristics upon addition or removal of chemical stimuli.
Deadline: 16/10/2019

The University of Queensland | St Lucia, Queensland | Australia
About the post
The successful candidate will undertake fundamental research directed the development of new technologies for increasing the environmental sustainability of the chemical manufacturing industry. The research will involve a range of computer modelling techniques including quantum chemistry, molecular mechanics, and data science. The candidates will work under the supervision of A/Prof. Elizabeth Krenske (https://staff.scmb.uq.edu.au/staff/elizabeth-krenske) within SCMB and will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other leading researchers from UQ and other Australian and international universities.
Deadline: 31/10/2019


Uppsala University | Sweden |
About the post
The advertised research project is part of a collaborative research center with Stanford and Harvard University and focuses on the understanding of the biochemical and neurochemical changes seen in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). The task is to further develop methods for identification and characterization of both proteins and small molecules in biological sample matrices, such as tissue, cells and body fluids with high-resolution mass spectrometry. The project will involve experimental work, management and preparation of biological samples, analyzes with mass spectrometry, structural determination and quantification of large and small molecules, establishment and use of methods for data analysis, and writing of scientific reports. The aim of the work is to develop new robust analytical methods to understand the role of proteins and metabolites in the biological processes that lead to ME.
Deadline: 20/09/2019


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