Postdoctoral Researcher in Organic Chemistry, University of Strasbourg, France

CEMEF Postdoctoral Fellowship in France- Apply by 31 October 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher in Organic Chemistry: Research group is seeking to hire an outstanding postdoctoral scientist to join the Laboratory of Chemical Catalysis at the Institute of Science and Supramolecular Engineering (Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires), University of Strasbourg, France. The successful candidate will work in prebiotic chemistry (chemical origin of life) as part of the ERC Consolidator project MetabolismOrigins.

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Organic Chemistry, Prebiotic Chemistry, Chemical Origin of Life

Location: Institute of Science and Supramolecular Engineering, University of Strasbourg, France

Eligibility/Qualification:

  • PhD in organic chemistry or a closely related field with extensive wet-lab experience
  • Hands-on knowledge of NMR (ideally GNMR)/GC-MS/ILC-MS/HPLC
  • Knowledge of physical organic chemistry, mechanistic analysis, kinetics, or high-throughput screening techniques are assets
  • Excellent communication skills (at least B2 in written/spoken English)
  • Excellent work ethic, scientific curiosity and a drive to learn
  • Ability to work independently or with minimum supervision
Qualification/EligibilityRequirements
EducationPhD in organic chemistry or a closely related field with extensive wet-lab experience
KnowledgeHands-on knowledge of NMR (ideally GNMR)/GC-MS/ILC-MS/HPLC; knowledge of physical organic chemistry, mechanistic analysis, kinetics, or high-throughput screening techniques are assets
Communication skillsExcellent communication skills (at least B2 in written/spoken English)
Work ethicExcellent work ethic, scientific curiosity and a drive to learn
AbilityAbility to work independently or with minimum supervision

Job Description: The postdoctoral researcher will work in prebiotic chemistry (chemical origin of life) as part of the ERC Consolidator project MetabolismOrigins. The successful candidate will investigate how inorganic catalysts, metabolites (especially enzymes), and nonequilibrium microenvironments can promote nonenzymatic versions of metabolic pathways and processes. The candidate should have a PhD in organic chemistry or a closely related field with extensive wet-lab experience. Hands-on knowledge of NMR (ideally GNMR)/GC-MS/ILC-MS/HPLC is required. Knowledge of physical organic chemistry, mechanistic analysis, kinetics, or high-throughput screening techniques are assets. The candidate should have excellent communication skills (at least B2 in written/spoken English), excellent work ethic, scientific curiosity and a drive to learn, and the ability to work independently or with minimum supervision.

BenefitsDetails
Project participationParticipate in an ambitious and exciting interdisciplinary project
Work environmentWork in a supportive, international environment
Lab facilitiesAccess

Offer: The postdoctoral researcher will participate in an ambitious and exciting interdisciplinary project in a supportive, international environment. They will have access to brand-new lab facilities with cutting-edge equipment. The salary offered is €2737/month gross (€2158/month net), and the contract is for 12 months with a possibility of renewal upon mutual agreement.

How to Apply: Prospective candidates are invited to submit an application (CV + a maximum one-page personal statement outlining why you are a good fit for this position + contact information for 2 references) to Prof. Joseph Moran (moran@unistra.fr) before April 15, 2023 (12:00 UTC+1). Only complete applications will be considered.

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