Our mission as research center: Discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

The Institute of Medicinal Chemistry headed by Prof. Dr. Oliver Plettenburg is located at the Leibniz University of Hannover as a satellite branch of Helmholtz Munich. The institute is focussed on providing chemical compound tools to explain mechanisms of disease pathogenesis and to identify and optimize innovative substances.

We are looking for a highly motivated

Postdoc (f/m/x) 102006

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Your responsibilities

  • Independent synthesis and optimization of pharmacologically active drug candidates
  • Designing and conducting organic chemistry experiments aswell as purification and characterization of synthesized compounds
  • Application of modern medicinal chemistry methods (structure-based design, Synthesis of targeted compound libraries, interpretation of physicochemical and ADME data)
  • Analysis of biological data to establish quantitative structure-activity relationships
  • Presentation of the research results achieved and writing of scientific publications

Your qualifications

  • Completed studies (Master, Diplom) and doctoral degree (PhD) in medicinal 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

work-life balance
flexible working hours & working-time models
continuous education and training
30 days annual leave
on-site health management service
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Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and world-leading research institutions it offers an intellectually stimulating environment.

Provided that the prerequisites are fulfilled, a salary level up to E 13 is possible. Social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the federal public service (TVöD). The position is (initially) limited to 30.06.24, under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we require further documents from you regarding the recognition of the degree. Please request the recognition as early as possible.

If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Oliver Plettenburg, 0511762-4615, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Medicinal Chemistry
Gebäude OCI
Schneiderberg 1b

30167 Hannover

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