Researcher in Medicinal Chemistry; Antibiotic Development
Uppsala University Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Researcher in medicinal chemistry focusing on antibiotic development

Published: 2020-05-14

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Uppsala University is a strong and international research environment. The department has about 85 employees and here, doctoral students, teachers, researchers and administrators work closely together in a creative and open environment. More information about the department can be found at:

Description: Researcher focused on the design and synthesis of antibacterial compounds, as well as method development within the same field.

Duties: You will work with medicinal chemistry related research focusing on infectious diseases, caused by Gram-negative bacteria. More specifically, you will work with design and organic synthesis as well as purification, isolation, and characterization by means of chromatography and spectroscopic techniques.

The work also includes documentation of the laboratory work, as well as planning and evaluation of data, and the compiling of manuscripts together with coworkers. You are also expected to summarize results and present at group meetings and seminars.

Your assignments can include mentoring of undergraduate students or equivalent. The position includes part-time responsibility for maintenance of equipment and instruments at the department.

Qualifications: You should have a PhD in the fields of organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry as well as several years’ experience of practical work and method development in organic synthesis. You should have experience in the design and development of bioactive molecules.

You should be able to express yourself well in English, in both speech and writing. You should have experience in compiling research data in manuscript form and in mentoring. You should be able to work independently as well as in teams.

Desirable / merit: Experience of research within the areas of organic synthesis or medicinal chemistry. Experience in drug discovery and development within the anti-infective area.

The application must include a short letter summarizing research interests / expertise, CV, doctoral degree and contact information for at least two references.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Type of employment: Temporary position until December 2020.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Anders Karlén,, 018-471 4293. 

Please submit your application by May 27, 2020, UFV-PA 2020/1564.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University´s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/1564

Last application date: 2020-05-27

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