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Postdoctoral position in Natural Product Chemistry / Chemical Biology

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The department of „Chemical Biology“ offers a
 
Postdoctoral position in Natural Product Chemistry / Chemical Biology
 
The strategic aim of our department is to discover and characterize novel antibiotics through screening, synthesis and mode of action studies.
 
Requirements:
The successful candidate will be responsible for the synthetic optimization of a natural product lead structure with potent activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial pathogens. The compounds will be extensively profiled in the German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF).
 
Candidates should have a completed Ph.D. in the area of synthetic organic chemistry, as proven by high quality scientific publications. Candidates should be highly motivated and be able to design and conduct multistep synthesis as part of a multidisciplinary and international team. Profound knowledge in organic chemistry, purification and analytical tools such as HPLC/MS and NMR spectroscopy are mandatory. Additionally, experience in natural product chemistry and biological profiling will be considered an advantage.
 
The centre provides modern laboratories, up-to-date spectroscopic and analytic instruments, ample biological profiling platforms, a lively scientific community and excellent support for the development of personal soft-skills that will provide the ideal background to further develop the career of successful candidates.
 
With equal professional qualification, severely disabled persons will be prioritized.
 
 
Starting date:                                   As soon as possible. The contract will be for two years.
                                                          
Salary :                                              TVöD E13
 
Probation period:                             6 months
 
Published on:                                  10.06.2016
Closing date:                                    03.07.2016
 

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Prof. Dr. Mark Brönstrup, e-mail: mark.broenstrup@helmholtz-hzi.de.
 
Candidates are asked to submit a full application in English, under the reference number 22/2016, either via email to: JobsHZI@helmholtz-hzi.de or by post to Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Personnel Department, Inhoffenstr. 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany.
 
 

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How to apply:
Candidates are asked to submit a full application in English, under the reference number 22/2016, either via email to: JobsHZI@helmholtz-hzi.de or by post to Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Personnel Department, Inhoffenstr. 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany.
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Informal inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Prof. Dr. Mark Brönstrup, e-mail: mark.broenstrup@helmholtz-hzi.de.

Job profile


Working hours
Full-Time
Contract duration
Temporary
Type of job
Postdoc
Work experience
job experience is not required
Region
Germany (Niedersachsen)
Working place
38124 Braunschweig
Area of expertise
Chemistry, Biology & Life Sciences
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