Postdoc candidate (f/m) with a PhD degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related subjects
Job Offer from March 26, 2019
The “Synthetic Array Technologies” group at the Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam is looking for a motivated and ambitious
Postdoc candidate with a PhD degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related subjects.
Pharmaceutical industry invested heavily to generate and screen libraries of several million chemical compounds. Screening these compounds for molecular interactions is the key to find novel diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines. Much better would be a method to synthesize minute amounts of chemical compounds on demand and perform miniaturized and highly parallelized screens. Therefore, we develop new technologies, which offer unprecedented flexibility and miniaturization for the combinatorial synthesis of chemical compound libraries. These tailor-made on-demand synthesized molecule libraries can be used in biomedical research and diagnostics. To achieve these goals, we advance novel methods that allow for high-precision deposition of tiny amounts of all kinds of chemical substances.
Therefore, in a highly interdisciplinary and high-profile project, the synthesis of glycans and glycopeptides in high-throughput is the goal.
What is expected?
- The candidate is expected to be a motivated team worker with ambition to lead and supervise, who fits into a highly interdisciplinary and multinational research environment. Confidence in spoken and written English is a requirement.
- Strong experimental and analytical skills in synthetic organic chemistry, as well as basic understanding of glyco- and surface chemistry are required. A general understanding of solid-phase chemistry is essential. Interest in biology is helpful.
The “Synthetic Array Technologies” group is a newly established research group, funded by the NanoMatFutur Program of the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF). The group is embedded in the Department of Biomolecular Systems led by Prof. Dr. Peter H. Seeberger. The department has a well-equipped research facility providing stimulating grounds for scientific progress in an international, multidisciplinary research environment. A comprehensive repertoire of instruments stands alongside with high-profile collaborators in a fruitful research spectrum covering synthetic organic chemistry, engineering, biochemistry, glycobiology, nanotechnology, immunology, and biophysics.
The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer: Handicapped individuals are strongly encouraged to apply, as are women in areas in which they are underrepresented.
Please submit your electronic application to Dr. Felix Loeffler (Felix.Loeffler@mpikg.mpg.de) comprising a curriculum vitae (including scientific publications, posters and talks), your high school, BSc, Diploma/MSc, and PhD certificates. Also provide at least one scientific reference such as your PhD thesis advisor plus a short summary of your thesis or project work. Applications not fulfilling these requirements will not be considered. The position is available from July 2019.
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