The research project involves designing a novel class of tunable near-infrared (NIR) organic-based fluorophores based on bacteriochlorin and diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) chromophores. The main operational task of recruited post-doc will be devoted to synthesis of chlorins/bacteriochlorins and DPP derivatives, their covalent association by different original approaches and their full spectroscopic and photophysical characterizations.
The potential of the most valuable compounds will be also assessed in selected biosensing and two-photon bioimaging applications (in the context of pre-existing and active collaborations with academic and industrial partners) after their conjugation to selected biologically relevant ligands or their conversion to enzyme-sensitive reaction-based small molecule fluorescent probes.
Monthly gross salary = 2500 euros (2840 US dollars); monthly net salary = 1900 euros (2160 US dollars).
The candidate should be a trained organic chemist (with a significant experience in the chemistry of porphyrins and related macrocycles, and/or diketopyrropyrrole dyes, and in advanced photophysics), familiar with modern synthetic methodologies and purification techniques. Chemist exhibiting a specific interest for bio-analytical chemistry (especially modern chromatographic techniques, fluorescence spectroscopy and enzymology) will be preferred.
Application deadline:30 june 2019
Starting Job:1 october 2019
Please send the following documents (all in one PDF file) by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org” :
1) For EU candidates: Copy of your national ID card or of your passport page where your photo is printed.
For non-EU candidates: Copy of your passport page where your photo is printed.
2) Curriculum Vitae (may include hyperlinks to your ResearchID, Research Gate Google Scholar accounts).
3) Detailed list of publications (may include hyperlinks to DOI of publications).
4) Letter of motivation relatively to the position (Cover Letter) in which applicants describe themselves and their contributions to previous research projects (maximum 2 pages)
5) Copy of your PhD degree if already available.
6) Coordinates of reference persons (maximum 3, at least your master thesis supervisor):
Title, Name, organization, e-mail.
If you have questions regarding the application, please contact the supervisors.