Fully Funded PhD Position in Tallinn University of Technology, How To Apply?

PhD PostDoc Research

PhD PostDoc Research: Fully Funded PhD Position in Synthetic Flow Chemistry Group Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology.

Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Maksim Ošeka

Location: Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.

About the group

The research in the group is focused on the development of new electro- and photochemical transformation in continuous flow. Our research is multidisciplinary, as we combine modern organic synthesis techniques with chemical engineering in order to achieve high efficiency and sustainability.

More information: https://taltech.ee/en/osekaresearchgroup

About the project

The PhD student will work on the development of new asymmetric electrochemical methods in continuous flow. The approach is based on merging well-developed organocatalysis with electrochemistry, which opens new horizons for asymmetric transformation beyond classical activation. 

Such transformations are sustainable, since they employ electrons as traceless and green reagents to generate reactive radical species avoiding the utilization of highly toxic and expensive Redox chemicals. The efficiency and reliability of such methods can be enhanced by performing the reaction in continuous flow mode.

The PhD project is an example of cutting-edge science combining different research areas of organic synthesis and chemical engineering that can be potentially applied for discovery of new and potent life-saving drugs. The PhD student will plan and conduct experiments in a chemistry laboratory, perform analytical studies and characterization of newly synthesized compounds.

He/she will present his or her results at the regular group progress meetings and finally write a draft version of a manuscript. The PhD student will also be involved in the supervision of master's or bachelor's degree students.


• Master's degree in Organic chemistry, biochemistry, or related subject with advanced chemistry coursework

• work experience in a research laboratory

• good command of English

How to apply?

Send your application containing a motivation letter and a CV to Prof. Maksim

Ošeka (maksim.oseka@taltech.ee) by 31" of March 2024.