Uppsala University, Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Uppsala University is a strong and international research environment. The department has about 85 employees and here, doctoral students, teachers, researchers and administrators work closely together in a creative and open environment. More information about the department can be found at: www.ilk.uu.se.

We are looking for two researchers focused on the design and synthesis of antibacterial compounds, as well as method development within the same field.

Duties: You will work with medicinal chemistry related research focusing on infectious diseases, caused by Gram-negative bacteria. More specifically, you will work with design, organic synthesis and possibly peptide synthesis of antibacterial compounds, as well as purification, isolation, 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 together with coworkers. You are also expected to summarize results and present at group meetings and seminars.

Your assignments can include mentoring of undergraduate students or equivalent (maximum 20%). The position includes part-time responsibility for maintenance of equipment and instruments at the department.

Qualifications: You should have a PhD in the fields of organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry as well as several years’ experience of practical work and method development in organic 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: Experience in drug discovery and development within the anti-infective area. Experience in molecular modeling. 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: Individual salary.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Type of employment: Temporary position for one year, with eventual possible extension.

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Anders Karlén, e-mail anders.karlen@ilk.uu.se +46 18-471 4293

You are welcome to submit your application no later than December 5, 2019, UFV-PA 2019/3933.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2019/3933
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 21.Nov.2019
Last application date 05.Dec.2019 11:59 PM CET

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