Medicinal & Organic Chemistry Postdoctoral Job @ Ghent University Belgium: Postdoctoral Researcher: Organic Synthesis & Medicinal Chemistry
Last application date: Jun 03, 2018 17:00

Department: WE07 – Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry

Contract: Limited duration

Degree: PhD in Organic Chemistry

Occupancy rate: 100%

Vacancy Type: Research staff

Medicinal & Organic Chemistry Postdoctoral Job @ Ghent University Belgium

Job description

As part of a research collaboration between Janssen (Dr. JW Thuring and Dr. L. Meerpoel), and the Organic Synthesis research team at UGent (Prof. Dr. J Winne;, we announce the availability of a full time postdoctoral position.

As an employee of the department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry at Ghent University (, you will develop and subsequently apply new stereoselective methods for the synthesis of carbocyclic compounds of interest. Your research is expected to contribute to the identification of novel molecular entities for biological evaluation in the fields of Oncology and Infectious Diseases. You will interact with computational chemists to design novel molecules of interest. While the main stay will be at UGent, there is the opportunity for a flexible internship at Janssen, for a minimum period of 6 months.

Ghent University offers a one-year contract, renewable for a maximum of one additional year. The selected candidate is expected to begin in July-August 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Location: Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Ghent University, Campus Sterre, Krijgslaan 281 – S4, 9000 Gent, Belgium AND Janssen Research & Development, Turnhoutseweg 30, 2340 Beerse, Belgium

Background info on the collaborating research institutions:

Ghent University (UGent) is a leading European higher education institution since more than 200 years, and currently employs more than 8,000 people, offering state-of-the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields. The chemistry departments are the home of August Kekulé’s molecular structure for benzene, and currently encompass 20 dedicated research groups, forming an international community of more than 160 postdocs and PhD students.

Janssen Research & Development in Beerse, Belgium, is a research centre of excellence and part of a worldwide organisation for integrated pharmaceutical R&D within the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, one of world’s largest and most comprehensive manufacturers of healthcare products serving the consumer, medical devices and diagnostics and pharmaceutical markets.. The campus in Beerse (Belgium) is specialized in drug discovery & development in Oncology, Neuroscience, Infectious Diseases & Vaccines, and Immunology.

Profile of the candidate
The ideal candidate for this position will have a PhD in organic chemistry with experience in transition metal-catalyzed reactions, cycloadditions and/or natural compound synthesis, purification techniques and structural characterization of organic molecules.
You have a creative mind and are highly motivated to perform chemical reactions in the lab.
The ability to work in a team as well as good communication skills and a good mastery of English as the preferred working language is essential.

How to apply
Does this opening appeal to you? Please send a detailed CV, a motivation letter, and contact details for two referees, to:

Prof. Dr. Johan Winne

Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry Campus Sterre, Krijgslaan 281 – S4 9000 Gent Belgium Tel +32 (0) 9 264 44 61

Email : [email protected] Website:

The closing date for applications is 03 June 2018. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

Medicinal & Organic Chemistry Postdoctoral Job @ Ghent University Belgium

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