TAU - Tel-Aviv University

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Organic and Biological Chemistry

TAU - Tel-Aviv University

Tel Aviv, Israel

An ERC funded postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Roy Weinstain lab, Tel-Aviv University, Life Sciences Faculty, to develop chemical-biology methods for visualization and manipulation of small- and macro-molecules bioactivity using light.

The candidate will lead the design and synthesis of small-molecule fluorescent probes and photo-protecting (caging) groups and will have the opportunity to apply them in living model organisms, mainly in plants. The project requires learning new skills in spectroscopy, fluorescence imaging and biochemistry. Stipend level will be in accordance with TAU guidelines (~90-105k NIS per year, depending on experience).

We are seeking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with extensive knowledge and experience in synthetic organic chemistry. Background or hands-on experience in imaging or spectroscopy techniques will be advantageous. Candidate must be independent in designing synthetic routes, solving challenging synthetic problems, efficient in synthesizing targeted molecules and analyzing results. The applicant needs to be experienced in using HPLC, NMR and MS for organic chemistry applications. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team that utilizes diverse techniques, including organic synthesis, photochemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and fluorescence imaging to develop novel chemical-biology methods.

Required Qualifications

Applicant must have PhD (or has a submitted PhD thesis by the time of appointment) in organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry or chemical-biology. This position requires extensive experience and independence in design and execution of multi-step organic synthesis. Applicant needs an expertise in using HPLC, NMR and MS for organic chemistry applications. Good oral and written communication skills in English are also required.

Required preliminary application material

  • A short letter of intent;
  • Applicant’s CV;
  • Complete list of publications;
  • Contact information of 3 references.

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