At the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS / IOCB Prague, we are looking for talented, independent, and highly motivated PhD students with an MSc. degree or equivalent in life sciences or related fields. We are offering more than 20 new exciting projects in organic and medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, analytical, and physical chemistry.

  • Online registration deadline: 20 February 2023
  • Interview Day: 23 March 2023

Learn more and apply at https://www.uochb.cz/en/call-for-phd-applications

The goal of the PhD project will be the development of new helically chiral metal complexes to be explored in enantioselective catalysis. The attention will be paid to the synthesis of cyclometallated helicenes and helical cyclopentadienyl complexes. They will be applied to selected enantioselective reactions catalysed by transition metals such as alkyne cycloisomerisation, olefin metathesis or hydrogenation.

University: Faculty of Chemical Technology & Faculty of Chemical Engineering, UCT Prague / Faculty of Science, Charles University
Field of study: Organic chemistry
Tutor: RNDr. Ivo Starý, CSc.
Group: Ivo Starý Group – Chemistry of Functional Molecules