Post-Doctoral Position In Medicinal Chemistry

Country: Switzerland;

City: Basel

Vacancy added: 10.01.2019

Employer: University of Basel

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;


The Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel, Switzerland, invites qualified candidates to apply for a postdoctoral position in Medicinal Chemistry. The candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team focusing on the development of new bioactive molecules targeting major signaling pathways in cancer and inflammation. Main targets are stress kinases vital for metabolic control and immune checkpoint modulation in cancer therapy. 

The working place of the successful candidate is the
Department of Biomedicine at Mattenstrasse 28, 4057 Basel.
Starting date: Immediately or as negotiated. 

Your position

  • Design, development and implementation of multi-step syntheses to access small heterocyclic molecules.
  • Improve biological activity of hit compounds through structure-activity relationship (SAR) studies.
  • Work in a multi-disciplinary environment (collaboration with biologists, organic chemists and computational chemists).
  • Writing of scientific publications, patents and regulatory reports.

Your profile
The successful candidate holds a PhD in organic chemistry. Expertise in organic synthesis with emphasis on the synthesis of biologically active molecules is desired. The candidate has an excellent proven track record in the publication of peer-reviewed scientific articles and/or patents.

Eligibility criteria:
Candidate's Ph.D. should not be more than four (max five) year in the past.

We offer you
We offer a high end infrastructure and the possibility to conduct cuting edge research in a dynamic, innovative scientific working environment. Conditions of employment and salary are defined by the personnel and salary regulations of the University of Basel.

Application / Contact
Please submit your resume, a letter of motivation and addresses of at least two referees via the online recruitment platform of the University of Basel. 

For project related issues address Prof. Matthias P. Wymann, for Chemistry-related information address Dr. Chiara Borsari via 

University of Basel is an equal opportunity employer. Salaries are according to the staff-regulations and depend on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. The position will be initially for one year with a possibility of extension based on performance. The candidate should also be able to acquire personal grants.

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