A postdoctoral position is available in the research group of Prof. Robin Teufel that focuses on the isolation of bioactive natural products from microorganisms and plants as well as the elucidation of the underlying biosynthetic pathways. You will be exploring enzymes from plant natural product biosynthesis including their mechanistic and structural investigation as well as possible modification by bioengineering for the production of pharmaceutically useful natural products and lead compounds. The place of work is at the Pharmazentrum in Basel. Fluency in English (C2 level) is required.
We are looking for a candidate with a doctoral degree in a field related to pharmaceutical biology, biochemistry or chemistry. Experience in natural product research is required. Knowledge in natural product analysis (especially mass spectrometry & molecular networking, NMR etc.), enzymology, protein design, structural biology, molecular biology, and/or bioinformatics is furthermore advantageous. As a postdoctoral researcher, you will also supervise master students on occasion.