Master candidate (f/m/x) in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related subjects

Job Offer from January 22, 2020

The “Synthetic Array Technologies” group at the Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam-Golm is looking for a motivated and ambitious

Master candidate (f/m/x)
in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related subjects.

Microarrays are state-of-the-art tools that enable the development of new vaccines or the rapid diagnosis of various diseases. Our research group develops new production processes and researches novel laser-based technologies for the production of microarrays.

Within this thesis, we want to investigate and validate the synthesis of oligonucleotides by laser transfer. Therefore, the synthesis protocol has to be established and validated with fluorescent probes.

What is expected?

  • The candidate is expected to be a motivated team worker, who fits into a highly interdisciplinary and multinational research environment. Confidence in spoken and written English is a requirement.
  • Experience in organic chemistry and biochemistry. Basic understanding of solid-phase synthesis is helpful. Interest in physics, biology, and medicine is a plus.

We offer:
The “Synthetic Array Technologies” group is an interdisciplinary 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 chemical research facility, providing stimulating grounds for scientific progress in an international, multidisciplinary research environment. A comprehensive repertoire of instruments and our own workshop stand alongside high-profile collaborators in a fruitful research spectrum covering organic chemistry, biochemistry, glycobiology, engineering, 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 Junfang Zhang (), comprising a curriculum vitae and your most recent list of grades, plus a short summary of your most recent thesis or project work. Also, if possible, please provide one scientific or company reference such as your B.Sc. thesis advisor. The position is available from May 2020.

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