Researcher in medicinal chemistry focusing on peptidomimetics
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Researcher focused on the design and synthesis of bioactive peptides and peptidomimetics in the areas of infection and neurotransmission, as well as method development within the same field.
You will work with development of synthetic methods for producing peptide isosteres and building blocks useful in the development of new peptidomimetics. You are also expected to design and synthesize bioactive peptides and peptidomimetics, especially in the field of protease inhibition.
More specifically, you will work with organic synthesis and peptide chemistry, including purification and characterization by means of chromatography and spectroscopic techniques. The work also includes documentation of the laboratory work, as well as planning and evaluation of data, and the compiling of manuscripts. You are also expected to summarize results and present at group meetings, seminars and research conferences.
Your assignments include mentoring of undergraduate students or equivalent. The position includes part-time responsibility for maintenance of equipment and instruments at the department.
You must have a PhD in the fields of organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry as well as multi-year experience of practical work and method development in organic synthesis and/or peptide synthesis. You should have experience in the design and development of bioactive molecules.
You should be able to express yourself well in English, in both speech and writing. You should have experience in compiling research data in manuscript form and in mentoring. You should be able to work independently as well as in teams.
Desirable / merit:
Experiences in the development of peptidomimetics, protease inhibitors and in sulfurchemistry. Documented experience of supervision and teaching is an advantage.
International experiences from various research environments are desirable.
The application must include: The application must contain a short letter summarizing research interests / expertise, CV, doctoral degree and contact information for at least two references.
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: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: 1 May 2019.
Type of position: Temporary part-time position (100%) during 8 months.
For further information about the position please contact:
Senior lecturer and docent Anja Sandström, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
Placement: Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/376
Last application date: 2019-02-28
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