skip to content

Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry


Courtesy University of Cambridge

Applications are invited for a four-year PhD programme based in the Department of Chemistry in connection with the new AstraZeneca Global Research and Development Centre at Cambridge.

The programme aims to educate and train the next-generation doctoral scientists in all aspects of cutting edge chemical synthesis and its applications in medicine and  biology. 

  • All students will have the opportunity to spend some time conducting research at the AstraZeneca Global Research and Development Centre in Cambridge.
  • All students will receive a tailored career development programme and an AstraZeneca-based project supervisor (in addition to a Chemistry based supervisor), designed to broaden their research and professional skills.


The deadline for applications is Friday 10 November 2017.

Interviews will be held early December 2017.

How to apply

Please apply using the Applicant Portal via the Graduate Admissions Office

Further information

Any enquiries should be addressed to Professor Matthew Gaunt by email at