PhD Position in the Synthetic Methodology and Reaction Design Group

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Job Offer from March 29, 2021

Job offer from 01 May.

We are currently seeking a motivated PhD student to join our group to work on the development of new photocatalytic synthetic methods enabling expedient access to molecularly complex organoboron systems. The successful candidate will join the Synthetic Methodology and Reaction Design group of Dr John J. Molloy in the Biomolecular Systems Department located at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam.

Guided by preliminary mechanistic investigations, the project will involve the design and application of new boron species to promote photo-induced electron transfer or energy transfer in small organic molecules. Harnessing this reactivity, the focus will be on developing operationally simple protocols which allow the rapid formation of structurally complex, biologically relevant scaffolds from simple accessible precursors.

The ideal candidate will have a Masters in Chemistry and a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry. Additional expertise in photochemistry and the manipulation of organoboron species will be advantageous.

The Max Planck Society is Germany's premier, non-university research organization dedicated to basic research and to supporting and developing early career scientists with no fewer than 20 Nobel laureates having emerged from the ranks of its scientists. The Institute of Colloids and Interfaces is a welcoming international research environment that is located in Potsdam 30-45 minutes by train from Berlin.

For further information and informal inquiries please contact Dr John J. Molloy, email: , Tel: +49 331 567-9337.


Twitter: @johnjmol

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