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knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and
inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study
programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new
knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.
The Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology conducts high-quality
research and education in chemical sciences and molecular life sciences. Our
research and education focusses on a deep understanding of chemical and
biological processes in cells and in the environment. We address important
societal issues such as antibiotic resistance, cancer, brain diseases,
environmental problems and climate change. In this way, we contribute to
achieving the UN's global goals for sustainable development in the areas of
good health and well-being, sustainable energy for all, sustainable cities and
communities, and combating climate change. The department is an international
environment with interdisciplinary collaborations in both research and
education, and contributes strongly to the University of Gothenburg's top
ranking in life science The department is responsible for postgraduate
education in the subject area Natural Sciences with a focus on chemistry,
biophysics, biology and educational science. In addition, the department hosts
educational programs in molecular biology, genomics and systems biology,
chemistry, organic chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry, as well as
prescription education. The department collaborates with various societal
actors such as schools, business and authorities. The Department of Chemistry
and Molecular Biology has around 200 employees. We are located in central
premises both on Campus Johanneberg and on Campus Medicinareberget in
Natural products are a rich source for the identification of bioactive
compounds and valuable drug targets. In the announced project, we aim at the
synthesis of natural product derived tool compounds for a novel target
identification approach utilizing bioresponsive tags. The project will be
conducted in close collaboration with the CytoLabs DFG Consortium in Germany.
The position includes the management of an interdisciplinary research project
at the interplay of semi- and total synthesis of natural products, design of
bioresponsive tool compounds and implementation of a workflow for target
identification via MS/MS. The applicant is supposed to conduct chemical
synthesis, biochemical as well as biological assays for target identification.
The applicant is supposed to document research result, prepare scientific
publications and contribute to grant applications.
Eligible to be employed as a postdoctoral researcher is someone who has a
Swedish doctoral degree or has a foreign degree that is deemed to correspond
to a doctoral degree. In the first instance, the person who has completed a
degree no more than three years before the end of the application period and
has not previously been employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than one
year in the same or related subject areas at the University of Gothenburg
should be eligible. Even those who have previously graduated may be eligible
for special reasons (e.g. leave due to illness, service in the total defense,
positions of trust within trade unions and student organizations or parental
leave or other similar circumstances). To qualify for this position, the
applicant should hold a PhD in a relevant subject in the area of chemistry,
medicinal chemistry or chemical biology.
We are looking for an ambitious, motivated and versatile candidate with a
special interest in natural product chemistry and bioresponsive molecules.
Experience in total synthesis and semi synthetic natural product modification
is required. Excellent chemistry knowledge and hands-on laboratory skills and
basic biology knowledge is required to be able to successfully collaborate
with biologists in the project. The candidate should be able to work both
independently as well as in a group and have good knowledge (written and
spoken) in English. German is a plus as the project will be conducted in
close collaboration with the CytoLabs DFG Consortium in Germany. The person
has to be well structured and organized as large data sets will be analyzed,
responsible and have good communications and collaborative skills.
Fixed term during 2 years, fulltime at the Department of Chemistry and
Contact information for the post
If you have any questions about the position, please contact; Philipp Klahn
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notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline
2022-06-16. The application must include: CV, personal letter, Certificate of
your doctoral degree and references.
Applications must be received by: 2022-06-16
The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal
conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.
Salaries are set individually at the University.
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