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PhD Candidate Bioorganic Chemistry

Closing Date
WorkplaceMuttenz, North West Switzerland, Switzerland
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The FHNW School of Life Sciences offers state-of-the-art technical, laboratory and office facilities. Contributing to the school’s highly motivating working environment - which is second to none - are its collaboration with a large number of companies and institutions in Switzerland and abroad, a widely varied programme of scientific events, and daily contact with young students in research and teaching. The FHNW is also committed to equal opportunities and the compatibility of private and professional life.

Your Tasks

Within an interdisciplinary European collaboration, we seek to fill a position for a Doctoral PhD candidate. Starting date Fall 2024.

Peptide- and protein-modifications are required for numerous applications ranging from up-cycling protein waste streams to sophisticated applications in biotechnology, medicine and crop protection. The proposed doctoral project will develop and apply methods to selectively functionalize, modify or cleave peptides and proteins by chemical (non-enzymatic) methods, ideally with high yield and selectivity.

  • design and prepare artificial chemical proteases
  • develop protocols to selectively cleave, hydrolyse and modify proteins and peptides
  • analyse and characterize obtained products

The contract will be for three years upon successful completion of the initial first year. You will conduct your research at School of Life Sciences FHNW and are enrolled as a PhD candidate at the University of Basel.


The successful candidate will

  • have a master degree, expertise and interest in organic chemistry or a related subjects
  • have interest and experience in the application of multiple analytical methods
  • have interest in modern tools for data analysis and interpretation
  • like to work and communicate in a multidisciplinary team locally but also across a multinational consortium
  • be highly motivated and like to work independently
  • will speak English; German is an added benefit

Contact and Address

Hofackerstrasse 30 4132 Muttenz

Will you soon belong to our team? We look forward to your application (incl. CV, letter of motivation, two reference) before July 31st .

Désirée Zoller
HR-Verantwortliche HLS, HABG und CMU



0041 (0)61 228 57 28


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