Solvation in Chemical Reactions, Water Structure and Aerosols Chemistry
About the research
Dr. Gilles Peslherbe is offering one scholarship opportunity for a student applying for Concordia University’s Chemistry MSc or PhD program. The student will focus her/his efforts on developing modeling technologies for applications in the life and environmental sciences. More precisely, he/she will develop computer tools based on quantum and classical mechanics, electronic structure theory and molecular dynamics approaches to simulate the structure, formation thermodynamics, (photo)chemistry and spectroscopy of small clusters to large droplets containing ions, salts, organics and biomolecules. The modeling studies will bring insight into various contemporary issues such as water structure and its implications for biology, the fate of ions and pollutants in atmospheric aerosols, and time resolved radiation chemistry of nucleotides and ultimately DNA. State-of-the-art large-scale computer simulations will be enabled by generous resource allocations from Calcul Québec.
The successful candidate will enjoy full access to the Centre for Research in Molecular Modeling, its modern facilities and resources, and its multi-disciplinary environment highly conducive of state-of-the-art research and frequent exchanges with peers and faculty members. He/she will be granted ample opportunities to interact with our international collaborators, present at conferences, write articles and disseminate her/his research while receiving first-class training towards a productive career in academia, national labs or the private sector.
For more information about this opportunity and about the research environment, please contact Dr. Gilles Peslherbe at: email@example.com.
Selected candidates will receive minimum financial support in the amount of CAD$17,500 per annum (2 years for MSc students and 3 years for PhD students) generally comprising a research bursary of $10,000 and $7,500 in teaching assistantships and other support. Selected candidates will also be considered for merit-based entrance awards, as well as tuition fee remissions based on residency eligibility.
How to apply
June 1, 2018* (for September 2018 entry)
September 1, 2018 (for January 2019 entry)
*It is recommended that International students apply by February 1 to allow adequate time to obtain study permits.
Apply to the MSc or PhD program at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Concordia University.
Contact Dr. Gilles Peslherbe indicating your interest in the position, with the "MSc/PhD Fellowship" subject line (Gilles.Peslherbe@concordia.ca).