Postdoctoral Position in Organic Synthesis, ICOA, France

Postdoc in France

Postdoctoral Position in Organic Synthesis: The ICOA – Institut de Chimie Organique et Analytique at Université d’Orléans is seeking a highly motivated and skilled postdoctoral researcher for a multi-step synthesis project in organic chemistry. The project focuses on the synthesis and bioconjugation of chondroitin sulfate oligosaccharides, which are complex polysaccharides involved in various biological processes.

TitlePostdoctoral Position in Organic Synthesis
LocationICOA, UMR-CNRS 7311, Université d’Orléans, BP 6759, rue de Chartres, 45067 Orléans Cedex 2
Research AreaOrganic Synthesis, Glycochemistry, Bioconjugation
Eligibility/QualificationPhD in Organic Synthesis
Start DateAutumn 2024
Duration12 months (renewable once)
Last Date to ApplyJuly 1st, 2024

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area
Organic Synthesis, Glycochemistry, Bioconjugation

ICOA, UMR-CNRS 7311, Université d’Orléans, BP 6759, rue de Chartres, 45067 Orléans Cedex 2


  • PhD in Organic Synthesis
  • Proficiency in synthesis, purification, and structural characterization
  • Experience in glycochemistry and/or bioconjugation is a plus but not mandatory
  • Interest in chemistry-biology interface topics

Job Description
The successful candidate will work on synthesizing and bioconjugating chondroitin sulfate (CS) oligosaccharides. CS are complex polysulfated polysaccharides involved in biological processes such as cartilage tissue homeostasis, cell adhesion, and neuronal growth. Due to their complex structure, synthesizing large CS oligosaccharides (> octasaccharides) is challenging.

Project Tasks Include:

  1. Synthesizing functionally diverse CS oligosaccharides with varying sizes and sulfation motifs.
  2. Exploring various bioconjugation methods for these oligosaccharides.
  3. Structural characterization and biological activity evaluation of the glycoconjugates in collaboration with Dr. Régis Daniel (LAMBE, Univ. Evry), Dr. Fabien Lecaille (CEPR, Tours), and GLYcoDiag (Orléans).

How to Apply
Applicants should submit the following documents in a single PDF file:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Brief summary of research activities
  • Cover letter
  • Contact details of two referees

Send the application to:

Last Date for Apply
July 1st, 2024



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