Postdoc in Antifungal Drug Discovery

Postdoc in Antifungal Drug Discovery

WES - Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute

Utrecht, Netherlands

Description of the function:

A postdoc position is available in the Fungal Natural Products group. The successful applicant will focus on the exploitation of the results of a screening for antifungal compounds in order to select and characterize lead compounds.

Specifically, the project involves:

  • Analyse the results of a screening for antifungal compounds;
  • Purify active compounds and characterize their biological activities and toxicity;
  • Determine the chemical structure of active compounds.

This project aims at characterizing novel antifungal compounds and contributes to solving the increasing problem of multi-drug resistant pathogenic fungi. The postdoc will work in close collaboration with a technician from the Collemare group. The project will involve collaborations within the WI, and with the Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht University and University Medical Centre of Utrecht.

Requirements:

We are looking for candidates with:

  • PhD in organic chemistry or in biology with experience in chemistry methods;
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written;
  • Team player attitude;
  • Experience with HPLC-MS, HRMS and NMR is required;
  • Experience with microbiology, especially with fungi, is appreciated.

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