Postdoctoral Scientist, Division of Pharmaceutical Biology, Pharmacenter

Sep 22, 2016
Oct 21, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
100%, starting date 1 November 2016, or upon mutual agreement

The Division of Pharmaceutical Biology, Pharmacenter, is seeking a highly motivated and skilled scientist with a flair for modern natural products discovery and characterization.

Your duties

  • Bioactivity-driven natural products discovery projects with our technology platform for HPLC-based activity profiling combining on-line (PDA, ELSD, MS/MS) and off-line (microprobe NMR) spectroscopy with bioassays that are operated in house or with local and international co-operations
  • Overall responsibility for the NMR instrument of the research group (Bruker 500 MHz, with 1 mm TXI and 5 mm BB probes, and autosampler)


Your profile

  • PhD in Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, or Natural Products Chemistry
  • Strong expertise in structure elucidation by means of modern spectroscopic methods, in particular, hands-on experience in high-field NMR using advanced pulse sequences.
  • Committment for organizing NMR support for multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Strong publication record documenting the ability for high-quality research
  • Experience with chemometric data analysis, in silico tools for spectral simulation, including ECD calculation would be desirable.


We offer

  • A position in an international and highly productive research group
  • Involvement with interdisciplinary drug discovery projects
  • The position is for 2 years initially, with possibility for extension


For more information on the technology platform and current research, please consult our website at

Applications (via Email only) to

Prof. Matthias Hamburger, Pharmaceutical Biology, Pharmacenter

Klingelbergstrasse 50, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland