Open PhD Position (FPI): The Institute for Chemical Research (110), CSIC-University of Seville (Spain), is offering a Ph.D. position associated with the project “Selective Functionalization of C-H Bonds through Innovative Bimetallic Designs” (Ref.: PID2022-139782NB-100). This opportunity entails developing novel bimetallic systems to cooperatively activate and functionalize €1 bonds. These bimetallic catalysts will be based on bulky ligands, primarily phosphines, and will feature highly polarized M-M bonds. Molecular confinement strategies will be employed to modulate selectivity.
- Institute: Institute for Chemical Research (110), CSIC-University of Seville (Spain)
- Ph.D. Advisors: Jesús Campos and Joaquín López-Serrano
- Group Website: http://jcamposgroup.iiq.us-csic.cs/
- Expected Start: January 2024
- Project Title: Selective Functionalization of C-H Bonds through Innovative Bimetallic Designs (Ref.: PID2022-139782NB-100)
- Duration: 4-Year Contract with 1 International Research Stay
Study Area: This Ph.D. position focuses on the study of innovative bimetallic complexes for C-H bond functionalization in the field of chemistry.
Open PhD Position (FPI) – Innovative Bimetallic Complexes for C-H Bond Functionalization
The Ph.D. researcher will collaborate closely with members of other sub-teams working on various cooperative designs. Responsibilities include synthesizing and characterizing ligands and complexes, conducting reactivity and catalytic studies, and investigating structures, bonding, and reaction mechanisms through computational means.
- Bachelor and Master’s degree in Chemistry.
- Proven track record in organometallic chemistry and characterization of new compounds using spectroscopic techniques.
- Background in organic synthesis and catalysis will be considered.
Required Documents: Interested candidates must submit the following documents:
- Motivation letter
- CV (including academic record)
- Contact information of two references
How to Apply: Please send your application documents to Jesús Campos at firstname.lastname@example.org before September 30. After the initial evaluation, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed online.
Last Date: September 30, 2023
For more information about the bimetallic work conducted by our group related to the project, please refer to the following publications:
- JACS 2007, 139, 2944
- Chem. Commun 2019, 55, 8812
- Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 16833
- Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 20863
- JACS 2021, 143, 2509
- Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2022, 61, 202207581