Postdoctoral position in Glycochemistry

The Molecular Pharmacy group at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is focused on early stages of drug discovery, including target identification and validation, the design, screening, characterization and optimization of molecules with drug-like properties, and the development of novel therapeutic concepts. The group follows a highly integrated and multidisciplinary approach, including drug design, compound synthesis and characterization, protein engineering, target preparation, assay development, and interaction analyses.

Your position

A 2-year postdoctoral position is available from March 1, 2021 in the Molecular Pharmacy group. The project is part of an industry collaboration with Polyneuron Pharmaceuticals, and relates to an extension of their Antibody-Catch technology™ platform using glycopolymers to treat antibody-mediated immune diseases. The candidate will have the opportunity to work in an inclusive team environment, interact with industry collaborators, and will be encouraged to publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals.

Main project responsibilities will include:

  • synthesis of carbohydrate-based molecules and characterization of intermediates/products
  • assembly and characterization of glycopolymer libraries
  • conducting routine maintenance and troubleshooting of lab equipment
  • support of day-to-day organizational and safety aspects of a chemistry laboratory
  • compiling and presenting results, and writing reports
  • training and supervision of junior researchers (MSc, internships)

Your profile

  • Candidates should hold a PhD degree in chemistry or a related discipline from a recognized institution, preferably with previous experience in carbohydrate chemistry.

We offer you

  • The project is funded for 2 years; salaries are according to the guidelines of Innosuisse and the University of Basel. The workplace is based at the Pharmazentrum of the University of Basel, a well-equipped and innovative workplace with teams researching various aspects of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Application / Contact

Applications can be submitted either via the online portal or email (, and should include:

  • motivation letter
  • detailed CV
  • short research summary or previous projects (

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