Undergraduate student in Chemical and Biological Systems Simulation Lab

Dziedzina: Chemistry

Opis:

Title of the position: Undergraduate student in Chemical and Biological Systems Simulation Lab
Scientific discipline: Chemistry
Job type: Scholarship or Civil-law agreement
Number of job offers: 3
Remuneration/Stipend amount/month: 1500 PLN/month
Position starts on: 01.04.2019
Maximum period of contract/stipend agreement: 3 years
Institution: Chemical and Biological Systems Simulation Lab
Project leader: dr hab. Bartosz Trzaskowski
Project title: Catenanes as new tools for stereoselective catalysts

Project Description:

The main goal of this research project is a systematic study of homogenous catalysts based on mechanically interlocked molecules directed toward better understanding of the fundamental aspects of their action. The main part of this project consists of the design and computational modelling of new mechanically interlocked catalysts incorporating carbenes in their structure. We will focus on the use of such systems in both organocatalysis as well as transition metal catalysis, with particular emphasis on designing candidates for efficient stereoselective metathesis catalysts. Controlling stereoselectivity in metathesis reactions, and crossmetathesis in particular, has long been a goal of research, as there is a pressing need to develop reliable routes to stereopure internal olefin products. In this work we will use a combined molecular dynamics / reactive force-field / quantum chemistry approach to explore both the static and dynamic properties of the newly designed systems.

Key responsibilities include:
Use of computational methods to study complex molecular systems

Profile of candidates/requirements:
1. Enrolled as a student of chemistry or related discipline (any year including 1st-year students)
2. Willing to spend 10-15 hours a week (flexible hours) to do fun projects
3. With good oral/written communication skills in English
4. Although not required, any previous experience in molecular modelling would be welcome

Required documents:
CV (up to two A4 pages), Academic transcript with all degrees

We offer:
1. An opportunity to participate in a multidisciplinary project in one of the best scientific institutions in Poland
2. Stimulating and friendly work environment
3. Access to high-end computing equipment (CPU clusters)

Please submit the following documents to: Applications should be sent via email to: b.trzaskowski@cent.uw.edu.pl

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Termin nadsyłania aplikacji: 31/05/2019