PhD Studentship (Natural Products Lead Discovery)

Dec 05, 2017
Jan 04, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The Division of Pharmaceutical Biology, Pharmacenter of the University of Basel, is seeking a highly motivated and skilled PhD student with a keen interest in natural product-based drug discovery. This student will join a team composed of already 2 PhD students.


Your position

  • You will be part of a multidisciplinary team (involving a total of 3 PhD students) aiming at the discovery of natural products targeting signalling pathways involved in melanoma cell proliferation.
  • You will perform in-house state-of-the-art high-content screens in a collaboration with the University of Berne (Prof. Oliver Pertz).
  • You will use our platform for HPLC-based activity profiling combining on-line (PDA, ELSD, MS/MS) and off-line (microprobe NMR) spectroscopy.
  • Your will isolate active compounds identified in extracts and elucidate their structures.


Your profile

  • MSc degree or Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Biology
  • Keen interest in state-of-the-art analytical and spectroscopic methods
  • Team player with interest in multi-disciplinary research
  • Good command of German and English


We offer you

  • A position in an international and highly productive research group
  • Involvement with interdisciplinary drug discovery projects


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Application / Contact

via Email only to


Dr. Eliane Garo and Prof. Matthias Hamburger

Pharmaceutical Biology

Pharmacenter of the University of Basel

Klingelbergstrasse 50, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland

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