Postdoc for Chemistry, focus in Organic Chemistry and Synthesis, Tallinn National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Estonia

Postdoc for Chemistry, focus in Organic Chemistry and Synthesis, Tallinn

National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Estonia

 

The position is in the field of synthesis of supramolecular host compounds for the purpose of drug delivery. The host compounds we synthesize are macrocycles, cyclic molecules that can carry and deliver drug molecules within their cavities to the human body. The postdoctoral researcher would be responsible for the synthesis of these organic compounds with possibility to study their complexation properties and dynamics in solution by NMR. The object of study are azobenzene and calixarene derived macrocyclic host compounds.

The duties will also include supervising PhD students and MSc students, currently we plan to have one PhD student and one MSc student working with the postdoc.

For further information, please visit the institute’s home page and the links within:

https://kbfi.ee/chemical-physics/research/supramolecular-chemistry/?lang=en . Inquiries about the position can be made to Jasper Adamson, jasper.adamson@kbfi.ee https://kbfi.ee/chemical-physics/research/supramolecular-chemistry/?lang=en

The position is open 1st of January, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is lasting for 2 years with a possibility to extend for year 3.

Terms of employment

The position is funded by the Estonian Research Council, through the grant PSG400.

The starting salary is €1600 net a month + pension contributions, health insurance cover by the public health care system.

The application must be emailed to: jasper.adamson@kbfi.ee

Please include

•Curriculum vitae

•Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)

•Complete publication list

•3 references or names of 3 referees to be contacted

•Cover letter of up to 2 pages detailing your motivation and achievements

The deadline of application is 5th of November, 2020.

The host institution, NICPB, has a fully equipped organic synthesis laboratory to carry out the organic reactions; 500 and 800 MHz solution NMR spectrometers for characterization of the structures of the synthesis products and for determining complexation properties; GC-MS and HPLC capacity. We work closely with the Tallinn University of Technology, where we would have access to HRMS facilities.

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