ORGANISATION NAMEMaynooth University
RESEARCH FIELDFormal sciencesNatural sciences
CAREER STAGEFirst Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)
A two-year research MSc is available in the Department of Chemistry at Maynooth University under the supervision of Dr. Tobias Kraemer.
The group’s research interests center around transition metal organometallic chemistry, main group and bioinorganic chemistry, as well as electronic structure and bonding. Quantum chemistry and theoretical spectroscopy are central in solving chemical problems related to these thematic areas. The successful candidate will use molecular simulation methods to study organometallic multi-step catalytic cycles in order to get insight into the mechanistic details of these reactions at the electronic structure level. The successful candidate will learn to use a wide range of state-of-the-art quantum chemistry methods, get insight into theoretical aspects of molecular modelling and gain proficiency in the application of DFT and ab initio methods to a range of problems drawn from the above thematic areas.
What is funded
We are looking for highly motivated candidates, who have reached a high honours standard with a minimum 2:1 (or equivalent international qualification) primary degree in Chemistry or related discipline.
Prior experience with theoretical chemistry methods, Linux environments and/or computer programming would be an advantage, but is not a requirement.