SENIOR RESEARCHER POSITION IN THE FIELD OF “Automated miniaturized chemistry”

Olomouc (CZ)
24 Feb 2023
24 Apr 2023
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Czech Advanced Technology and Research Institute opens A SENIOR RESEARCHER POSITION IN THE FIELD OF “Automated miniaturized chemistry”
supervised by Prof. Alexander Dömling

The Czech Institute of Research and Advanced Technologies (CATRIN) at Palacký University in Olomouc (Czech Republic) announces the opening of a senior researcher position.
The successful candidate will receive a five-year contract at Palacký University in Olomouc in the Czech Republic. This unique position is open immediately for the qualified applicant.

The research group:
The research group ‘Innovative Chemistry’ at CRH in Olomouc under the supervision of Prof. Dömling is closely following the mantra ‘AUTOMATION + MINIATURIZATION = ACCELERATION’. In collaboration with CATRIN groups in material science (RCPTM), drug discovery and development (IMTM), and plant science (CRH) the group is developing solutions for pressing issues of the future society, e.g. sustainable materials, drugs for unmet medical needs, and food security. The group is heavily building on the decades long experience of Prof. Dömling in sustainable multicomponent reaction (CR) chemistry. Graphene surface modification methods will be developed in view of globally exhausting data memory and catalysis. Sustainable chemistry is developed for the development of novel biostimulants to help ‘feeding the world’. In the area of drug discovery and development, active research areas include novel targeted antibiotics, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer drugs. To accomplish novel discoveries the group develops forefront synthesis and structure-based methods, as well as artificial intelligence-enabled generative nano synthesis machines.

The applicant responsibilities:
The successful candidates will join the ‘Innovative Chemistry’ group and will closely work together with the ERA Chair in the scientifical and physical organization of the laboratories and the postdoctoral, PhD, and undergraduate students. The candidate will be involved in projects related to the automated miniaturized chemistry platform to support material science, medicinal chemistry and plant science projects. A diversity of projects will be pursued including method and technology developments around miniaturized automated chemistry, multicomponent reaction chemistries and its applications to material, plant science and drug discovery. The candidate will receive an initial one-year contract which can be extended four more years upon performance, at Palacký University in Olomouc in the Czech Republic. The position is open immediately for the qualified applicant.

The applicants’ skills:
• Highly enthusiastic, hard working personality with a very strong background in synthetic organic chemistry and an detailed understanding of compound purification and characterisation.
• Knowledge in API development.
• A deep understanding in multicomponent reaction (MCR) chemistry with at least 8 years of post-PhD experience in academia and/or industry.
• Strong interest in neighboring disciplines, plant, medicine, or material science.
• A very good publication record in synthetic chemistry and MCR chemistry.
• Excellent English language skills.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Good writing skills.
• DIY attitude;
• Excellent team working spirit.
• Leadership qualities.

Academic criteria
Candidates should hold a first-class PhD degree and several years (>=10) of postdoctoral or working experience in academia and/or industry.

We offer a stimulating environment, internationally attractive salary, and a unique opportunity to join a well-known research group to perform forefront science. Beyond performing science there is the opportunity to translate inventions to innovations.

Research Fields
Chemistry – Synthetic chemistry – Plant Science – Material Science – Medical Science - Engineering

Comment/web site for additional job details
Submit an application including a curriculum vitae and a list of publications to: ; Arrange for a letter of recommendation to be sent directly to the same email addresses.

Screening of applicants will resume immediately. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview.

Start of Employment upon negotiations

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