|CCL 19.03.04 PhD Position at KAUST|
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Date: Mon Mar 4 10:15:52 2019
Subject: 19.03.04 PhD Position at KAUST
Subject: PhD position in Computational Homogeneous Catalysis Employer: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia. From: Prof. Luigi Cavallo, KAUST Catalysis Center, KAUST, Saudi Arabia Position offered: One PhD position in computational homogeneous catalysis is available at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia. The main focus will be on modeling reactions promoted by transition metal complexes, and on developing molecular descriptors to rationalize experimental behavior. 1. Falivene, L.; Wiedemann, T.; Gottker-Schnetmann, I.; Caporaso, L.; Cavallo, L.; Mecking, S. " Control of Chain Walking by Weak Neighboring Group Interactions in Unsymmetrical Catalysts." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 1305-1312. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b08975 2. Falivene, L.; Cavallo, L.; Talarico, G. "Buried Volume Analysis for Propene Polymerization Catalysis Promoted by Group 4 Metals: A Tool for Molecular Mass Prediction" ACS Catal. 2015, 5, 6815. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b01363. Only applicants with the following qualifications will be considered. A recent BSc degree in Physics, Chemistry, or a related field. Good background in physical chemistry. Some background on molecular modeling and quantum chemistry. Some background in at least one programming language and shell scripting. Scolarship: Full scholarship would be provided by KAUST, and it includes housing and health insurance. The KAUST: The KAUST is an emerging University located on the red sea shore, close to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Campus life at the KAUST is vibrant, with impressive recreational facilities that include excellent gym, climbing wall, martial arts and yoga classes, squash, racquet and tennis courts, basket and volley ball arena, beach volley, open air pools, private beach, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurf and dinghy sailing. Useful websites: http://www.kaust.edu.sa http://kcc.kaust.edu.sa http://kc2l.kaust.edu.sa/Pages/Home.aspx Contacts: Applications should include a CV and contact information of at least two references and should be submitted by email to Prof. Luigi Cavallo at luigi.cavallo|at|kaust.edu.sa.NOTE THAT E-MAIL ADDRESSES HAVE BEEN MODIFIED!!!
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