Helmholtz Zentrum München is a research center with the mission to discover personalized medical solutions for the prevention and therapy of environmentally triggered diseases and promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

At our institute you will find a scientifically stimulating international environment. Together with renowned scientists and supported by an excellent infrastructure you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution for a healthier society.

The Institute of Medicinal Chemistry is a satellite institute of the Helmholtz Zentrum München, located at the Leibniz University of Hanover. It focusses on providing chemical compound tools to explain mechanisms of pathogenesis as well as identifying and optimizing innovative drug substances.

We are looking for a highly motivated

Postdoc at the Institute of Medicinal Chemistry (f/m/x) 100544

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Your responsibilities

  • Independent synthesis of peptides and aptamer conjugates
  • Designing and conducting organic-chemical experiments
  • Purification and characterization of newly created compounds
  • Analysis of biological data to establish quantitative structure-activity relationships
  • Presentation of the research results achieved
  • Writing of scientific publications

Your qualifications

  • Completed studies (Master, Diplom) and doctoral degree (PhD) in drug chemistry or organic chemistry
  • Broad method spectrum in modern preparative organic chemistry
  • First experience in medicinal chemistry and biochemical work methods
  • Proficiency in written and spoken German and English
  • Strong communication and organizational skills are expected 
  • Being comfortable working with colleagues in an interdisciplinary and international setting
  • We expect high motivation, creativity and a strong commitment to team work

What we offer you

continuous education and training
work-life balance
flexible working hours & time off in lieu
30 days annual leave
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Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TV EntgO Bund). The position is (initially) limited to 2 years, but under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
Applicant guidance on the Corona pandemic

If you have further questions, simply contact Prof. Dr. Oliver Plettenburg, Tel: 0511 762-4615, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Medicinal Chemistry
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Neuherberg

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