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Postdoc Position to work on Antifungal drug discovery - Westerdijk Institute-KNAW - Utrecht

The Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute invites applications for a Postdoc to work on Antifungal drug discovery.  Description of the function: A …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Uppsalalaan, Utrecht, Utrecht
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
Postdoctoraal

Functieomschrijving

The Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute invites applications for a Postdoc to work on Antifungal drug discovery. 

Description of the function:
A postdoc position is available in the Fungal Natural Products group. The successful applicant will focus on the exploitation of the results of a screening for antifungal compounds in order to select and characterize lead compounds.

Specifically, the project involves:

  • Analyse the results of a screening for antifungal compounds
  • Purify active compounds and characterize their biological activities and toxicity
  • Determine the chemical structure of active compounds

This project aims at characterizing novel antifungal compounds and contributes to solving the increasing problem of multi-drug resistant pathogenic fungi. The postdoc will work in close collaboration with a technician from the Collemare group. The project will involve collaborations within the WI, and with the Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht University and University Medical Centre of Utrecht.

Functie-eisen

  • PhD in organic chemistry with experience in microbiology, or in biology with experience in chemistry methods
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written
  • Team player attitude
  • Experience with HPLC-MS, HRMS and NMR is required.
  • Experience with microbiology, especially with fungi, is appreciated

Conditions

Starting date:
As soon as possible.

Duration:
Initially one year with a potential extension after positive evaluation.

Additional information

For additional information please contact Dr. Jérôme Collemare at j.collemare@wi.knaw.nl or visit the website www.wi.knaw.nl.

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