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Postdoctoral Researcher in Medicinal Bioinorganic Chemistry

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a postdoc in synthetic chemistry to work on a collaborative project on the development of new cancer theranostics using Auger electron and photon-emitting antimony and cobalt isotope pairs. The project is funded by the NovoNordisk Foundation. The position is available from earliest April 2020, initially for one year, with the possibility of extension.  New application deadline:  1 May 2020.

Biocompatible chelating ligands will be designed and synthesized and their complexes with Sb and Co characterized. The complexes will be conjugated with moieties for selectively targeting the DNA in cancer cells. In collaboration with the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Odense University Hospital the complexes will be tested in cell models. Experience, particularly in Sb chemistry will be an advantage.

For further information please contact Professor Christine McKenzie at the University of Southern Denmark (

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:
• A letter describing your motivation for the position.
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment and contact information.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the project (max one page excluding references).
• Copies of diplomas, including transcript of notes/grades.
• Two named referees.  

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

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Deadline 2020-May-01

You can apply for the job at Faculty of Science by completing the application form