Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Bioorganic Synthesis

Open Positions

Fully funded PhD position in Chemistry: Development of ligation methods for chemical protein synthesis

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate interested in preparative bioorganic chemistry and interdisciplinary research. The project involves the development of ligation methods for chemical protein synthesis and scientific services in research within the DFG-funded project “Catalytic and proximity-accelerated native chemical ligation”

Requirements: Completed university degree (master or equivalent) in the field of (bio)organic chemistry with preferably very good grades, theoretical and practical experience in solid-phase peptide synthesis is desirable; openness to interdisciplinary research projects in the field of natural sciences and high motivation for independent scientific work; very good communication and teamwork skills; very good written and spoken English skills.

Application: Please send your application to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Prof. Dr. Oliver Seitz (located: Brook-Taylor-Str. 2, Berlin-Adlershof), as a pdf document to the email address

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Reference number DR/048/24

Application Deadline: 28.05.2024

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration history are specifically encouraged to apply. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.