RECETOX, the research centre at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, is focused on the research and education in cross-cutting area of Environment and Health, namely interactions among chemicals, the environment, and biological systems, including environmental and health risk assessments, more about us at www.recetox.muni.cz.

We invite applications for a Ph.D. position in three different fields in the group of Prof. Vladimir Sindelar, www.supramolecular.sci.muni.cz.

Organic chemistry
The Ph.D. project will focus on the synthesis of new bambusuril derivatives with particular number of functional groups, which would allow further application of these macrocycles for anion sensing, anion transport, and others.

Material chemistry
The Ph.D. project will focus on the attachment of bambusuril macrocycles on polymers or solid supports in order to prepare materials for anion extraction or stationary phases for chiral HPLC columns

Physical chemistry
The Ph.D. project will focus on the investigation of binding properties between bambusuril receptors and various anions. The stability and thermodynamic parameters of these supramolecular complexes will be evaluated mainly by isothermal titration calorimetry.


RECETOX Ph.D. student positions

4-year Ph.D. programme with financial support for 4 years
Interdisciplinary scientific topics
Supervision by experienced mentors and excellent scientists and tailored study plan
Excellent and state-of-the-art research infrastructure
International mobility and internships
International and friendly environment
Courses developing transferable skills
Candidates profiles

Complete MSc. or equivalent degree with the area related to the field of selected Ph.D. position
Ability to work independently but as a team member
Good knowledge of English, both oral and written


Candidates should submit the application including

curriculum vitae,
motivation letter,
contacts of two persons who might provide references

directly to Prof. Vladimir Sindelar, for application use this email: phdsindelar@gmail.com .


Deadline for applications is August 1, 2019. After this deadline, the best candidates will be invited for an on-line interview.

Start date of the Ph.D. is flexible, but it is expected during fall 2019 / winter 2020.


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