Postdoctoral Fellow in Organic Chemistry
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Staff Category: Postdoctoral Fellow
Contract Duration: 2 years
Grading: Stipend
Closing Date: 30 November 2020
Reference Number: HD01865
The Deo group in Heidelberg is seeking a Post-doctoral fellow with a background in synthetic chemistry. This full-time project focusses on the development of novel photoswitchable fluorophores tailored for imaging in deep tissue. We are a dynamic and interdisciplinary group, working at the interface of synthetic chemistry and protein engineering, developing molecular tools for biological imaging. We work in close collaboration with microscopists and biologists who implement our tools. More information on the group can be found here

Your role

  • Design and synthesis of organic fluorophores.
  • Characterization of their performance in vitro using spectroscopic studies.
  • Collaboration with microscopists and biologists for implementation in novel imaging systems.
  • Supervision and training of students.
  • Dissemination of results in publications and presentations.

You have

  • A Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry.
  • Excellent experimental skills in multi-step organic synthesis.
  • Experience in designing complex synthetic sequences.
  • The capacity to work independently and think creatively, excellent time management and organization skills.
  • A strong interest in biological applications and collaborative interdisciplinary work.
  • Fluency in English (written and oral) and excellent communication skills are required.

You might also have

  • Familiarity with UV/Vis and fluorescence spectroscopy.
  • Experience in biochemistry techniques is beneficial but not required.

Why join us

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises from a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus.  

What else you need to know

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1800 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.