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PostDoc position: Biocatalytic Synthesis of Chiral Building Blocks

  • Application Deadline
    15 July 2022
    (application date has expired)
  • Job Salary
    £55,000 to £58,800 minimum annual gross salary: EUR 55.000 (=EUR 2.520 monthly net amount paid 14 ti
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  • Contact Name
    Jasmin Weber

PostDoc position
Biocatalytic Synthesis of Chiral Building Blocks
in Graz / Austria for 40 hours a week

The project
The project deals with the design and development of biocatalytic strategies for the sustainable bioproduction of a specific optically pure building block for APIs in an aqueous environment. The search for appropriate enzyme candidates from literature and common databases will be the initial task. If required, enzymes will be improved to fit the requirements of the desired reaction conditions by engineering based on structural information as far as available. Optimization of the reaction parameters in order to increase the efficiency of the biocatalytic process will be part of the project.

That could be your future
You are part of an inspiring and helpful work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm. With us, you can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. You expand your expertise and bridge your science to industry.
And not to forget: You make your research visible and broaden your network!

That’s important to us
Ideally, you have a background in biotechnology/organic chemistry/molecular biology and good know-how about biochemistry. You should also
- have completed a PhD from a recognized University in Chemistry/Biochemistry/Biotechnology or related fields
- have research experience in the following areas (the more the better):
instrumental analytics (HPLC, GC, NMR, MS etc.), biocatalysis, molecular biology, biochemistry, organic synthesis or related fields.
- show interest in conducting a research project independently
- enjoy the work in an international, interdisciplinary environment

That’s what you should know
The research will take place in the working group of Prof. Wolfgang Kroutil, located at the University of Graz.

- The annual gross salary is set between EUR 55,000 and EUR 58,800.
This corresponds to a monthly net amount of between EUR 2,520 and EUR 2,650 (paid 14 times a year).
- Starting date: September 2022 until December 2023 (depending on outcome, extension possible)

Find out more about why acib is the right choice for you: www.acib.at/career
And now it’s your turn! Give us an idea of who you are.

Apply here: https://mycareer.acib.at I Ref.no: 08-2022 I Application deadline: 15th of July 2022

Please submit your application comprising a detailed CV, letter of motivation including relevant skills and experiences as well as the earliest possible starting date, copies of your university degree document, and contact details of 2 referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendations.

Of course, we welcome applicants of all sexes (f/m/x), backgrounds and ages.

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