PhD project at ThalesNano Inc.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gellert Sipos
PhD Project Title: Efficient and sustainable synthesis of new chiral ligands for homogeneous catalysis
PhD Project description:
Development of sustainable protocols for C-H arylations in the following areas:
• Methodology development using heterogeneous Pd-based catalysts.
• Design and development of homogenous catalytic systems using continuous flow technology with key focus on asymmetric synthesis.
• Multigram synthesis of targeted chiral scaffolds using low Pd-catalyst loadings.
Relevant skills that will be considered are:
Practical experience in analytical methods (NMR, MS, HPLC)
Good level of English proficiency (understood, spoken and written)
Skills in scientific writing (reports, papers, etc.)
Team spirit and collaborative predisposition
Desirable extra competences: background in C-H activation / functionalization, catalysis or flow chemistry
Planned secondments: Secondments (2 × 3 months) at CNRS