Postgraduate research opportunities Artificial Intelligence algorithms to predict aggregation and gel phenomena in peptide synthesis and isolation


Key facts

  • Opens: Tuesday 16 April 2024
  • Deadline: Wednesday 31 July 2024
  • Number of places: 1
  • Duration: 48 months
  • Funding: Home fee, Stipend


A 4-year PhD project that focuses on using and developing artificial intelligence algorithms, coupled to molecular dynamics simulations to study gelation behaviour. This project is aligned with a major international pharmaceutical company and will benefit from collaboration with experimental colleagues from that company.
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An upper second-class UK Honours degree or overseas equivalent in chemistry, physics, computer science or math is required. Applicants should have experience in programming in python.

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Project Details

We are recruiting for a four-year PhD project on “Artificial Intelligence algorithms to predict aggregation and gel phenomena in peptide synthesis and isolation”. The position is funded by the UKRI iCASE scheme and a major international pharmaceutical company. You will benefit from the excellent training and research opportunities at the University of Strathclyde, while having the chance to network and learn about pharmaceutical development by working in close collaboration with the industrial partner including visiting for short periods in the collaborators laboratories in the USA.

The studentship will be supervised by Prof. Tell Tuttle in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde. It will be based in the Strathclyde Computational and Theoretical Chemistry Hub (SCoTCH), a centre for excellence in computational molecular science. The centre occupies modern computational laboratories with access to high-performance computing facilities including graphic processing units (GPUs).

We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience, and believe that diversity makes us stronger by bringing in new ideas and perspectives. The Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry holds an Athena Swan Silver Award for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.

The University of Strathclyde was established in 1796 as 'the place of useful learning' and this remains at the forefront of our vision today for Strathclyde to be a leading international technological university that makes a positive difference to the lives of its students, to society and to the world. Strathclyde was the first institute to win the coveted Times Higher Education “University of the Year” award twice, in 2012 and 2019, and has since been voted the Scottish University of the Year in 2020. The University occupies a central position in Glasgow, only short journeys from Edinburgh and the Highlands and Islands.

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Funding details

Funding covers home fees and a stipend indexed to the UKRI rate.

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Professor Tuttle

Professor Tell Tuttle

Head Of Department
Pure and Applied Chemistry

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Your application should contain:

  • letter of motivation
  • curriculum vitae
  • research summary of past accomplishments
  • transcripts of records from your University and copy of your degree
  • Contact details of two reference persons that are able to provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Please submit your application as a single pdf file until 31 July 2024. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. After reception of the applications, selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. The positions will be filled as soon as suitable candidates have been found.

Number of places: 1

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Pure and Applied Chemistry

Programme: Pure and Applied Chemistry

Start date: Oct 2024 - Sep 2025

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Contact us

For further details, contact Professor Tell Tuttle,