07/06/2018
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Prof. Thomas WARD

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universität Basel
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryOrganic chemistry
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    07/07/2018 21:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Switzerland › Basel
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2018
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    UniBas-THERACAT-10-18
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    765497

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher on the theracatproject (Bio-orthogonal catalysis for cancer therapy, ETN ref. 765497)

Development of artificial metalloenzymes that catalyze the uncaging of anticancer drugs

The bio-inorganic laboratory at the university of Basel (Switzerland) is a World-leading group in artificial metalloenzymes (ArMs). Such hybrid catalysts result from the incorporation of an organometallic fragment within a protein scaffold. The resulting ArMs catalyze a variety of bio-orthogonal transformations. Within this theracatETN project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie, programme, it is proposed to engineer ArMs to treat cancer.To achieve this ambitious goal, the successful candidate will collaborate with eight ETN partner groups both from academia and industry. The theracat ETN project aims at training the next generation of researchers in the field of in vivo bio-orthogonal catalysis.

The successful candidate will develop interdisciplinary skills including

Organic synthesis, purification and characterization

Organometallic catalysis

Recombinant protein expression and purification

Cell-culture and in vivo catalysis

Requirements

Master’s degree in chemistry with a strong background in synthesis

Multidisciplinary skills (spectroscopy, biochemistry, informatics etc.)

Good communication skills in English

Ability to maintain accurate and up-to-date laboratory records

Ability to work in a multicultural, multilingual environment

Ability to prioritize work and organize it within a project schedule

Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship requirements

At the time of recruitment at the University of Basel, candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (studies or work) in Switzerland for more that 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Furthermore, the candidate shouldbe — at the date of recruitment — an ‘early stage researcher’ (i.e. in the first four years of his/her research career and not have a doctoral degree.

 

We offer

Full time 3 year contract. Competitive salary and mobility allowance. Envisaged starting date: December 2018.

Stimulating, highly interdisciplinary research and high quality scientific environment.

For more details about this position and the theracatnetwork, please refer to theracat.euand http://www.chemie.unibas.ch/~ward/

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their CV, full academic records, cover letter and two references to

thomas.ward@unibas.ch, before July 31 2018 (ref. theracat)

The University of Basel is located in the heart of Basel, one of the Europe’s most active research hubs in the Life Sciences. The department of chemistry consists of fifteen research groups with over 120 graduate students and 50 postdoctoral fellows, integrated in a state-of-the art infrastructure. Multiple opportunities for collaborations exist, thanks to the propitious environment provided by Life Science industries and academic laboratories (including the Biozentrum, the D-BSSE, the FMI, the national center of competence “Molecular Systems Engineering” etc.)

Benefits

Full time 3 years contract. Competitive salary and mobility allowance. Envisaged starting date: December 2018.

Stimulating, highly interdisciplinary research and high-quality scientific environment.

For more details about this position and the theracat network, please refer to theracat.eu and

Eligibility criteria

At the time of recruitment at the University of Basel, candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (studies or work) in Switzerland for more that 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Furthermore, the candidate should be — at the date of recruitment — an ‘early stage researcher’ (i.e. in the first four years of his/her research career and not have a doctoral degree.

Selection process

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their CV, full academic records, cover letter and two references to thomas.ward@unibas.ch.

The selected candidates will be interviewed via a Skype interview

Additional comments

The University of Basel is located in the heart of Basel, one of Europe’s most active research hubs in the Life Sciences. The department of chemistry consists of fifteen research groups with over 120 graduate students and 50 postdoctoral fellows, integrated in a state-of-the art infrastructure. Multiple opportunities for collaborations exist, thanks to the propitious environment provided by Life Science industries and academic laboratories (including the Biozentrum, the D-BSSE, the FMI, the national center of competence “Molecular Systems Engineering” etc.)

Web site for additional job details

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryHomogeneous catalysis
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryOrganic chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

Organic Chemistry

Homogeneous Catalysis

Basic knowledge of Biochemistry

Specific Requirements

Master’s degree in chemistry with a strong background in synthesis

Multidisciplinary skills (spectroscopy, biochemistry, informatics etc.)

Good communication skills in English

Ability to maintain accurate and up-to-date laboratory records

Ability to work in a multicultural, multilingual environment

Ability to prioritize work and organize it within a project schedule

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Department Chemistry
Switzerland
Basel Stadt
Basel
4058
Mattenstrasse 24a

EURAXESS offer ID: 313142

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