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PhD Position in Bioorganic Chemistry

University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Odense, Fyn (DK)
Closing date
1 Nov 2023

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Job Type
PhD Studentship
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term
One PhD position in bioorganic chemistry is available in the group of Professor Jasmin Mecinovic at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark.

Application deadline: 1 November 2023.
Starting date of the position will be 1 January 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Methyltransferases comprise a large family of enzymes that catalyse methylation of proteins, DNA, RNA and small molecule metabolites. Due to their diverse biological roles, it is important to identify and characterise all members of the methyltransferase superfamily and their natural substrates. As a PhD student, you will work on an Independent Research Fund Denmark-funded project aimed at developing innovative chemical tools for functional understanding of human protein histidine methyltransferases. The project will focus on development of novel labeling tools, using specially designed small molecules and peptide probes. You will apply modern bioorganic chemistry and chemical biology approaches, ranging from synthesis and peptide synthesis to enzyme assays and protein labeling studies, in investigations of biologically important histidine methylation.

The research in Mecinovic group applies chemical principles and techniques to understand the underlying molecular origin of fundamental biomolecular processes that play essential roles in human health and disease. The group is international, cross-disciplinary and gender-balanced. The successful candidate will receive excellent training, mentoring and career development support.

Specific Requirements
  • MSc in chemistry;
  • experience with organic chemistry;
  • experience with peptide or protein research;
  • strong motivation and interest in working at the interface between chemistry and biology;
  • excellent skills in written and spoken English.

For further information please contact Professor Jasmin Mecinovic, e-mail:

Application Deadline: 1 November 2023

Please see the full call, including how to apply, on You can only apply for the position through our website

Your application must be registered in our system on the 01/11/2023 at 23.59.59 CET at the latest.

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