PhD Thesis: Photo-induced cleavage reactions of oligonucleotide conjugates

We are looking for an excellent and highly motivated PhD candidate for the research project TRIGGDRUG (ERC grant). The project involves the chemical synthesis and testing of dye conjugates for conditional self-cleavage reactions. Bioorganic chemistry and analytics.

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Principal Investigator: Oliver Seitz (

University degree (Master or equivalent) in the field of organic chemistry with very good results. The candidate should have a strong expertise in organic or bioorganic chemistry. Ideally experience in the field of oligonucleotide and/or dye chemistry, analytics and interdisciplinary research approaches. Very good English skills. Please visit our website (, which gives you access to the legally binding German version. Reference number: DR/112/16


Application procedure: Please include:Curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and documents, transcripts of master and undergraduate studies, abstract of the master thesis and publications.
Deadline: 12.09.2016, Reference number: DR/112/16
HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Researchers from abroad are welcome to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply. We are a well equpiied group doing cutting edge science.

PhD, scientific staff 2/3 E13 TV-L HU
until 31.12.2020
start: September 2016

How to apply:

Send application to
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Institut für Chemie, Prof. Seitz,
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: DR-112-16

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