The International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne’s University Hospital in Brno (FNUSA-ICRC), the Czech Republic is a new-generation research center focusing on research and development mainly in the fields of cardiovascular and neurological diseases. We are a top Central European research center with more than 300 researchers, new technologies and experience in using EU grant support.
About the position
The Department of Chemistry at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic offers a PhD position in organic chemistry. Selected candidate will join the Laboratory of Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry led by Dr. Jakub Švenda and Dr. Kamil Paruch (see: orgsyn.sci.muni.cz). Our research focuses broadly on the development of flexible synthetic strategies that provide access to biologically active natural products as well as synthetic scaffolds, and their extensive biological profiling. For example, our laboratory is currently involved in the identification of selective modulators of human adenylyl cyclases based on the natural diterpene forskolin (see: Hylse et al. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, DOI: 10.1002/ange.201706809). The selected candidate will receive comprehensive training in organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry, and will have an opportunity to interact with biologists on a regular basis.
Our laboratory is quite international and has collaborations with academic and industrial partners within the Czech Republic and abroad. Additionally, we are part of the International Clinical Research Centre (ICRC), which is a joint research center of St. Anne´s University Hospital in Brno (Czech Republic) and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (USA) (see: http://www.fnusa-icrc.org/en/).
Estimated start date: 1st quarter 2018
Motivated applicants must have a master’s degree in chemistry before entering the PhD program at Masaryk University. Candidates should be familiar with basic laboratory and analytical techniques used in experimental organic chemistry. Prior training/experience in chemical synthesis will be evaluated positively during the selection process.
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