Researcher position in Organic synthesis and Medicinal chemistry, Sweden

    Researcher position in Organic synthesis and Medicinal chemistry, Sweden

    Researcher with a focus on organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry, at Uppsala University, Sweden

    Deadline to Apply

    May 28, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Organic chemistry
    – Medicinal chemistry
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Medicinal Chemistry 
    Uppsala University
    Contract Period12 Months
    Starting dateAs soon as possible


    • PhD in the field of organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry.
    • A strong background and track record in synthetic organic chemistry is required.


    • Experience with small molecule medicinal chemistry and preclinical drug discovery is advantageous.
    • Previous postdoctoral experience or equivalent is desirable.
    • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative unit.
    • Excellent written and oral communication in English.  

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The researcher will participate in a collaborative research project aimed at developing drug candidates against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Work will involve compound synthesis, as well as further optimization of compounds as drug candidates. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with researcher within early drug discovery such as other organic chemists, researchers in computational drug design, biochemistry, and microbiology.

    The main tasks of the candidate will primarily focus on small molecule organic synthesis, including compound purification and characterization. The position also requires detailed documentation of laboratory work, as well as contributing towards structure activity interpretation and compound design. The researcher will be expected to contribute towards manuscript preparation, to report results at collaborator meetings and participate in group and department seminars. Work assignments may also include mentoring of research students and participating in shared responsibilities within ILK, e.g. service and maintenance of equipment and instruments.

    How to Apply?

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    Documents Required

    • A cover letter containing brief background and motivation for application (1 page max.)
    • A description of previous research experience (2 page max.)
    • CV including publication list
    • Contact details for two reference persons
    • Letters of recommendation are encouraged
    • Copy of PhD Diploma

    About the Department

    Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

    The Department of Medicinal Chemistry conducts research in the field of drug development, which includes organic synthesis, drug design and pharmaceutical physical and analytical chemistry. The department is responsible for teaching drug-related subjects in several programs, for example in the pharmacist program and the prescription program. The department has about 85 employees and here doctoral students, teachers, researchers and administrators work closely together in a creative and open environment. More information about the department and its teaching is available at


    Docent Anja Sandström

    Samt docent Lindon Moodie

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    Researcher with a focus on organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry

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