PhD Studentship: Organic Chemistry

University of Cambridge
December 02, 2022
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PhD Studentship: Organic Chemistry

Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD studentship in Organic Chemistry under the supervision of Professor Erwin Reisner in the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry. The project will focus on the development and implementation of photo-flow techniques to enable green and cost-effective methods to perform challenging organic transformations based on inexpensive, robust and easily scalable semiconductor photocatalysts. The goal is to achieve a step-change in automated chemical synthesis, which can be easily adopted by research laboratories and industries. As such, one of the main objectives of the project, alongside organic synthesis, will involve the design and advancement of the photo-flow reactor. The project will also establish various detection and analytical methods to allow for the integration of continuous in-line monitoring and high-throughput techniques. Finally, the use of machine learning for the identification of optimum reaction conditions and the design of automated protocols will be supported by the EPSRC SynTech Centre for Doctoral Training. The project is interdisciplinary and will encompass the expertise of organic chemistry (primary), materials science and chemical engineering.

Applicants must have (or expect to obtain) at least the equivalent of a UK first class Master's degree in chemistry. The studentship will provide a maintenance grant and tuition fees at the UK rate. Non-UK applicants will be considered only if they qualify for the UK fees rate or are able to fund the overseas fees differential.

To apply, please follow the on-line instructions at: https: // www.

Further information about research in the Reisner laboratory is available at: https://

Please quote reference MA33768 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.


Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry






19 October 2022

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2 December 2022

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