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Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAWZürich (Schweiz)
Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland's largest multidisciplinary
universities of applied sciences with over 13,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff.
The School of Life Sciences and Facility Management is located on an attractive campus on
the left shore of the Lake of Zurich in Wädenswil.
The Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology is looking for a highly qualified professional from
the 1st of June 2019 or by agreement as
Organic Chemist / Medicinal Chemist (PostDoc)
to fill an open research position at the Center for Drug Discovery and Pharmaceutical Product
Development within the Section of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry for an Innosuisse-funded
The highly motivated candidate will be responsible for the organic synthesis of active compounds
for our drug discovery and development program. This involves Hit and Lead optimization
chemistry, synthesis route development, focused libraries synthesis, synthesis of
reference compounds and the development of structure activity relationships (SAR). The position
will be for 12 months with the possibility for prolongation for additional 12 months.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry. This
position requires a strong background in organic synthesis and the establishment of structure
activity relationships. Experience with common analytical techniques (NMR, LCMS, IR, UV)
and chromatography purification systems are required. Experience in molecular modelling,
peptide synthesis and analytics, in vitro assays and efficacy studies would be a plus. The successful
candidate is expected to interact within our international network of research partners
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Rainer Riedl, Head of the Center for Drug Discovery
and Pharmaceutical Product Development, +41 (0)58 934 56 18 or
To apply for this position, please use the online platform to send us your portfolio for the attention
of Kathrin Tangemann, HR Consultant. Please note that applications sent by e-mail will not
More informationswww.zhaw.chZürcher Fachhochschule