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PhD student (m/f) Organic/Bioconjugate Chemistry

WorkplaceMuttenz, Hofackerstrasse 30, North West Switzerland, Switzerland
Job Startat the earliest possible date

Teaching, research and practice – we connect


Your tasks:
  • design, synthesize and characterize a series of new organic compounds endowed with catalytic properties
  • plan and execute syntheses of a series of novel hybrid bioconjugates and nanoconjugates as wells as a series of new organic compounds endowed with catalytic properties
  • assess the bioconjugation efficiency of the newly produced compounds with proteins and nanosystems (e.g., nanoparticles and nanotubes) by means of modern methods of mass spectrometry and microscopy (AFM, SEM, cryo-EM)
  • study of the catalytic properties of novel hybrid bioconjugates and their use for a series of targeted applications

The salary will be according to the Swiss National Science Foundation regulations. The successful candidate will be enrolled in the doctoral program of the University of Basel.


Your profile:
  • MSc in chemistry or related field (preferably specialized in organic synthetic chemistry)
  • talented and enthusiastic chemistry student with a strong passion for scientific research, decided to engage in doctoral studies
  • strong knowledge of bioconjugate methods, protein chemistry and/or biocatalysis would be considered as assets
  • good written and oral communications skills in English are required; good command of German is an asset
  • motivation to work in a multidisciplinary project involving several EU academic groups and companies

We offer

Your prospects:

The FHNW School of Life Sciences offers state-of-the-art technical, laboratory and office facilities. Contributing to the school’s highly motivating working environment – which is second to none – are its collaboration with a large number of companies and institutions in Switzerland and abroad, a widely varied programme of scientific events, and daily contact with young students in research and teaching. The FHNW is also committed to equal opportunities and the compatibility of private and professional life.

Contact and Address

Any questions? About the position:
Prof. Dr. Patrick Shahgaldian, Group Leader Nanochemistry, P +41 61 228 54 87

About the recruiting process:
Cristina Kabas, HR Manager, P +41 61 228 54 02 Will you soon belong to our team? We look forward to your application.

Your workplace: School of Life Sciences FHNW
Hofackerstrasse 30
4132 Muttenz


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