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Associate Professor of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

Toole Hall, Office 133

University of New Brunswick

Fredericton, NB

E3B 5A3



Dr Barry A Blight

Email: b.blight -at- unb.ca

Postgraduate Studentships in the Blight Group.


Supervisor: Dr. Barry Blight


Highly motivated and ambitious candidates are invited to apply for TWO funded PhD or MSc Studentship in the Blight Group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). The intended start date is May 2020 or Sept 2020. The work will include aspects of organic synthesis, metal ligand coordination chemistry, catalysis, and /or new metal-organic framework materials aimed at biological applications focusing on new functional materials. Candidates should have experience with a research lab environment, 1H NMR, PXRD, and some chromatography knowledge. The research will be carried out at UNB in Fredericton NB, Canada, a dynamic and interdisciplinary research environment.

Projects of interest include:

MOFs for small molecule uptake

MOFs for biological applications

Hydrogen bonding with metal complexes towards new materials

Photoredox catalysis

Eligibility, Equity & Diversity, Funding:

Candidates will need to hold BSc with a B average or higher in a relevant discipline (chemistry, materials, etc.). As noted above, experience in a related field will be essential. Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada who apply will be given priority, however we will accept international applications for consideration. The Blight Group fully supports and participates in EDI engagement and encourages members of all under-represented groups to apply for this position. These are both fully funded positions.


How to Apply:

For further information, please contact Dr. Barry Blight



To apply for this Studentship, candidates should forward a CV, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact details of two references, to Dr Blight. Review of applications will commence on Dec 5, 2020 and continue until the positions are filled.



Our research vacancies have been filled. Please contact Dr Blight for any enquiries.

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