Manufacturing novel chemicals with sustainable, renewable and non-toxic catalysts

Get paid to do a Masters with the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University (The Sunday Times' University of the Year 2018) and Apex Molecular.

One year enterprise-led Masters by Research, Ref. No. 118

  • Get paid £15,000 tax-free
  • Have you tuition fees reduced. Your partner company pays £2,000 towards your fees, meaning UK/EU students pay £2,327, and international students pay £16,390
  • Be part of the multi award winning Centre for Global Eco-Innovation with a cohort of 50 talented graduates working on exciting business-led R&D.
  • The Centre is based at Lancaster University, so you will gain your Masters from a Top Ten University, recognised as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018.
  • Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.

The Project

Catalysis underpins the global economy, with ca. 60% of all commercial processes reliant upon a catalytic reaction at some stage in the life cycle. The positive benefits of catalytic manufacturing processes include reduced energy costs and minimised waste streams. This project will examine the use of sustainable, renewable non-toxic catalysts, and energy-reduced processes, for the manufacture of a range of novel chemicals for adoption by end-users in academia, pharma and agrochem.

The successful applicant will gain skills in analytical chemistry (including NMR, mass spectrometry), purification technology (including chromatography) and preparative chemistry. A strong interest in catalysis and synthetic chemistry, coupled with an enthusiasm for experimental work is essential. Applicants should have a minimum 2:1 in Chemistry.

Enterprise and collaborative partners

This Masters by Research is a collaborative research project between Lancaster University, with supervision from Professor Joe Sweeney, and Apex Molecular. Apex Molecular is a UK based chemistry contract research organisation (CRO). Their core services include synthetic medicinal chemistry support for pharmaceutical and biotechnology based drug development companies a global specialist in Chiral Chemistry, producing chiral small molecules for biotech/pharmaceutical R&D.

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Application deadline - Midnight Sunday 12th May 2019

Start date - October 2019

This project is part funded by the European Regional development Fund and is subject to confirmation of funding. For further information about the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, please see our website.