Thursday, 14 January 2010

Invitation to apply for a PhD in Cheminformatics

(Please forward to anyone who might be interested)

If you are interested in a PhD developing open source tools for cheminformatics, I would be interested to hear from you. The Irish Research Council has just opened this year's call for PhD applications for PhDs starting next September. This competitive funding is open to EU students only and is offered on the basis of the student's merit.

The student will be based in the School of Pharmacy, University College Cork. The exact project will depend on the background and interest of the student but will involve the development of software or algorithms in the area of cheminformatics. I have a track record of involvement in international collaborations on open source software such as OpenBabel, as well as developing novel algorithms in cheminformatics, and scoring functions for protein-ligand docking.

If interested, please send your CV along with a cover letter addressed to Dr. Noel O'Boyle at The cover letter should briefly describe why you are interested in applying for a PhD with me. Note that the IRCSET deadline is 10th February so applicants should get in touch as soon as possible.

Links: [My staff web page] [My research] [Noel O'Blog]

University College Cork: University College Cork, founded in 1845, is one of Ireland's oldest institutions of higher education. Its first professor of mathematics was George Boole who developed the logic that underlies modern computing. The university has 18,860 full-time students: almost 12,000 undergraduate students and some 3,200 students at postgraduate level.

Cork: Cork is situated in the south-west of Ireland, and is the second city of the Republic of Ireland. It was recently named by Lonely Planet as one of the top ten cities to visit in 2010. It is situated in County Cork, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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