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Organic Chemist / Medicinal Chemist (PostDoc)

WorkplaceWädenswil, Zurich region, Switzerland
Job Start1st of June 2019 or by agreement

Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland’s largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 13,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff.

The School of Life Sciences is located on an attractive campus on the left shore of the Lake of Zurich in Wädenswil.

The Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology is looking for a highly qualified professional from the 1st of June 2019 or by agreement as

Organic Chemist / Medicinal Chemist (PostDoc)


to fill an open research position at the Center for Drug Discovery and Pharmaceutical Product Development within the Section of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry at the ZHAW for an Innosuisse-funded project. The highly motivated candidate will be responsible for the organic synthesis of active compounds for our drug discovery and development program. This involves Hit and Lead optimization chemistry, synthesis route development, focused libraries synthesis, synthesis of reference compounds and the development of structure activity relationships (SAR). The position will be for 12 months with the possibility for prolongation for additional 12 months.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry. This position requires a strong background in organic synthesis and the establishment of structure activity relationships. Experience with common analytical techniques (NMR, LCMS, IR, UV) and chromatography purification systems are required. Experience in molecular modelling, peptide synthesis and analytics, in vitro assays and efficacy studies would be a plus. The successful candidate is expected to interact within our international network of research partners.


For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Rainer Riedl, Head of the Center for Drug Discovery and Pharmaceutical Product Development, +41 (0)58 934 56 18 or rainer.riedlzhaw.ch.

To apply for this position, please use the online platform to send us your portfolio for the attention of Kathrin Tangemann, HR Consultant. Please note that applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.


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