Ph.D. student in Medicinal Chemistry
Sort on published: 2018-01-03
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.
The Department of Medicinal Chemistry conducts research and teaching in the field of drug discovery. More information about the department and its activities can be found at www.ilk.uu.se. The Department has a total of about 85 employees.
Ph.D. project with a focus on synthesis and development of peptide-based PET tracers.
Position for a postgraduate student with a focus on synthesis, labeling and validation of peptide and protein-based PET and SPECT tracers at the Department of Medicine Chemistry with primary placement at the BMC and MTC units in Uppsala.
In medicinal chemistry research, organic compounds are designed, synthesized and evaluated for therapeutic or diagnostic use. In the latter case, organic compounds are labeled with a short-lived positron-emitting radionuclide (PET tracers) for biological evaluation in preclinical in vitro and in vivo models.
The project involves the design and synthesis of both non-radioactive substances and radiolabelled biologically active peptides and proteins for use in molecular imaging with PET and SPECT technology. Evaluation and analysis of results from molecular imaging experiments are included in the project. The project offers great opportunities to work in close collaboration with researchers in various chemical, pharmaceutical, biological and medical fields.
The applicant must have a Master of Science degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry or Technical Chemistry, or equivalent chemistry and biomedical knowledge. Good ability to express yourselves in Swedish as well as English in writing and speech is a requirement. The degree of ability to assimilate the postgraduate education is crucial for employment.
Previous experience (theoretical and practical) in radiochemistry, peptide chemistry, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology and preclinical techniques are meritorious.
Applications should include a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, a copy of your Master diploma, a list of relevant publications (including master thesis), name and contact details (address, email address and phone number) for your references and a short description of his/hers past experience. At least one letter of recommendation may also be included.
The PhD-student position is a 4-year appointment, and the candidate will primarily devote the time to his/her own research studies. You are also expected to teach and participate in general departmental work (such as instrument maintenance), to a level corresponding to a maximum of 20% of the employment time, giving a total training period of five years. Information governing Ph.D. candidates can be found at http://www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/
Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's goals and regulations. Salary placement is in accordance with local guidelines at Uppsala University.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Working hours: 100 %
Type of position: Temporary full-time position
For further information about the position please contact:
Professor Mats Larhed, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about the employment please contact:
Head of department Anders Karlén, email email@example.com
You are welcome to apply electronical no later than 31 January 2018, UFV-PA 2018/11.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/11
Last application date: 2018-01-31