PhD Scholarship in Carbohydrate Chemical Biology

Applications are invited for a fully funded 3-year PhD scholarship ($21,000 per annum plus coverage of all fees) in Carbohydrate Chemical Biology to work under the supervision of Prof. Antony Fairbanks (UC supervisor) and Dr Andrew Muscroft-Taylor (Callaghan Innovation Supervisor), available to start on immediately on a UC Connect Scholarship, co-funded by Callaghan Innovation. This exciting interdisciplinary research opportunity, which will combine aspects of synthetic organic chemistry and modern chemical biology, has potentially wide reaching implications throughout biology and medicine.

Candidates will have an NZ BSc Honours degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry, (minimum classification 2.1), or an MSc/MChem or an equivalent postgraduate research qualification. Applicants will have a particular interest in Organic Chemistry and its applications to problems in biochemistry and medicine. Relevant research experience in synthetic organic chemistry and/or biochemistry/molecular biology will be particularly advantageous.

Further details and application forms are available from ria.chapman@canterbury.ac.nz.

Applications close on 15 January 2021.