Two Postdoctoral positions in Medicinal/Organic Chemistry (synthesis), (f, m, d)

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI)

Braunschweig, Germany

Work group:

Chemical Biology (CBIO)

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Contract time limit:

The contract will initially run two years

Job description:

Area of research:

The successful candidates will be responsible for the synthetic optimization of novel bacteria derived antibiotics. The project is directed at fully synthesized analogues of natural products with improved antibacterial activity/selectivity and physicochemical properties and at synthesis of drug conjugates addressing novel targeting strategies.


Candidates should have a completed Ph.D. degree in synthetic organic chemistry, as proven by high quality scientific publications. Candidates should be highly motivated and be able to design and conduct multistep synthesis. Profound knowledge in organic chemistry, purification and analytical tools such as HPLC/MS and NMR spectroscopy are mandatory. Interested applicants should have an overview knowledge on drug research. Experience in natural product chemistry and biological compound profiling is considered as an advantage. The ability to work in a multidisciplinary and international team is mandatory.

Salary:E13 TVöD Bund

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 18/2020