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Doctoral Research Position (m/f/x)

Universität des Saarlandes
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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Laboratory Services
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Workplace/Department: Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, Department of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical BiotechnologyProf. Dr. Andriy Luzhetskyy of Study:Embark on an exciting journey in the field of natural products, focusing on isolation and structure elucidation, biosynthetic gene cluster refactoring and expression, genome mining, and metabolic engineering of actinomycetes.Position Overview:We are pleased to offer a PhD position primarily based at Saarland University, with collaborative support from HIPS and potential engagements with top pharmaceutical and biotech companies. This position offers a unique opportunity to engage in cutting–edge research that bridges academic inquiry with industry application.What We Offer: Primary research and mentoring at Saarland University with collaborative support from HIPS (The Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland) Opportunities for direct interaction and project collaboration with industry leaders in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Access to state–of–the–art laboratory facilities and high–tech equipment at both institutions A vibrant research environment that fosters academic excellence and practical industry applications Begin your doctoral journey at Saarland University, enhancing your research with collaborative insights from HIPS and leading industry partners. Explore the vast potentials of natural products in a world–class academic and professional setting. Job requirements and responsibilities: Perform isolation and structural elucidation of novel natural products. Refactor and express biosynthetic gene clusters, exploring innovative pathways of natural product biosynthesis. Employ genome mining techniques to identify promising microbial gene clusters. Apply metabolic engineering strategies to actinomycetes to optimize the production of valuable metabolites. Collaborate with leading experts from academia and industry, including partnerships with top pharma and biotech companies. Your academic qualifications: Completed scientific university studies in microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemical engineering, or a related field. The successful candidate will also be expected to: Demonstrated skills in analytical and experimental techniques, Previous experience in microbiology, molecular biology, or organic chemistry is highly regarded, Excellent communication skills in English; German language skills are an asset. What we can offer you: A flexible work schedule allowing you to balance work and family, among other things the possibility of teleworking, Secure and future–oriented employment with attractive conditions, A broad range of further education and professional development programmes (for example language courses), An occupational health management model with numerous attractive options, such as our university sports programme, Supplementary pension scheme (RZVK), Discounted tickets on local public transport services ('Job–Ticket' of the saarVV) Your application: We look forward to receiving your meaningful online application (in a PDF file) by 05.07.2024 to . Please include the reference number W2473 in the subject line of the e–mail. If you have any questions, please contact us for assistance. Your contact:Frau Natja MellendorfPharmaceutical BiotechnologyTel.: –70200

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