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Postdoc in Biophysical chemistry
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Information about the the project and the division The rapid development of RNA and other nucleic acid-based drug modalities is about to entirely change the drug discovery arena. But with these promising high molecular weight drug candidates we are also facing new and challenging problems; discovery and development of functional delivery solutions for nucleic acid-based drugs is of importance for clinical success. To meet this challenge, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) has decided to invest in eight years of interdisciplinary and intersectorial research. This has resulted in the Fo Rmula Ex consortium - an industrial research centre (IRC) for functional nucleic acid delivery. Headed by Chalmers University of Technology and with Astra Zeneca as the lead industrial partner, the centre, which also includes Gothenburg University, Karolinska Institute and additional partner companies, will enable academic research to bridge existing knowledge gaps and drive innovation in this area of high interest. The overall goal is to create fundamental knowledge and novel technologies that will allow successful translation of RNA modalities into the clinic. This is a unique opportunity to work in a scientific and engineering area of great importance in a novel setting with industry and excellent academic groups from various disciplines working hand in hand. The Post Doc will be a member of the Wilhelmsson research group, which is part of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Division of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The division is pursuing research in biophysical chemistry, optical spectroscopy, organic/medicinal chemistry, nanotechnology, analytical chemistry and energy/electron transfer reactions. The projects at the division are chosen to fulfil the requirements of the highest scientific standard, and the know-how they create on a molecular level is generally of importance for solving many advanced problems as well as for future practical applications. The span of potential applications is extremely wide: from life sciences to materials sciences. - The details of the departmental research activities may be found here. Major responsibilities The specific goals of the Wilhelmsson research group are to develop novel label/probe molecules for DNA/RNA systems, new improved fluorescence techniques for biochemical and biological investigations and use these labels/probes and techniques to study the delivery process of next generation drugs as well as DNA/RNA-protein interactions both structurally and dynamically. The Wilhelmsson research group, as part of Fo Rmula Ex, now invites applications for a Post Doc position in the field of biophysical chemistry with an emphasis on UV/Vis spectroscopy and its interface with fluorescence microscopy. The Post Doc will be working in a subproject of the Fo Rmula Ex industrial research centre dealing with RNA/oligonucleotide synthesis, development of nucleic acid fluorescence labels, fluorescence-based probe design and characterization. The main research objectives for the Post Doc will be to characterize novel biomimetic fluorophores for nucleic acids as well as utilize them in studying mechanisms of drug delivery of RNA-based therapeutics. The daily work will be performed at Chalmers University of Technology and there will be close interactions with team members at Astra Zeneca R&D Gothenburg which is 10 minutes away from the Chalmers' campus area. Contract terms Full-time temporary employment. This is a 2-year position with a possible extension, but where the contract has to be renewed yearly. Our offer to you Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees. Application procedure To apply, please go to: https://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/Working-at-Chalmers/Vacancies/Pages/default.aspx?rmpage=job&rmjob=9397 Application deadline: 3 May, 2021
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