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

Open Positions

PhD Position in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry


Funded project: PhD, scientific staff: Funded 2/3 E13 TV-L HU
Start: Autum 2017
(third party funding, short-term until 31.12.2020)

"Synthesis of nucleic acid-derivatives for the detection of cancer specific RNA"


We are looking for an excellent and highly motivated PhD candidate for a thesis in the research project "TRIGGDRUG (ERC-Advanced Grant, SP3) in the area of organic and bioorganic synthesis of nucleic acid-derivatives for the detection of cancer specific RNA. The project involves template-mediated transfer reactions for the generation of small molecules and reactivity/biological activity studies. It includes organic and bioorganic synthesis and analytics, collaborative work (cell studies) and tasks for scientific qualification (phd/dissertation). Details: http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/198219_en.html


Completed academic university degree (master or equivalent) in the area of organic chemistry with very good results. Experience in bioorganic synthesis and analytics, preferably peptide/oligonucleotide synthesis and analytics. The ideal candidate has experiences in cell studies and interdisciplinary research approaches. Very good English skills, capability of interdisciplinary work.

Application procedure

Please send your application (incl. motivation, curriculum vitae, copies of copies of certificates and documents, summary of your master thesis, publications) until 1.07.17 quoting the reference number DR/059/17 to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Chemistry, Prof. Dr. Oliver Seitz, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin (Brook-Taylor-Str. 2, 12489 Berlin), or electronically (one single pdf-document) to oliver.seitz@chemie.hu-berlin.de 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 background are specifically encouraged to apply. Please visit our website www.hu-berlin.de/stellenangebote (https://www.personalabteilung.hu-berlin.de/stellenausschreibungen/research-fellow-with-2-3-part-time-employment-e-13-tv-l-hu-third-party-funding-short-term-until-31-12-2020), which gives you access to the legally binding German version.



Highly motivated students and postdoctoral fellows interested in our research fields are encouraged to apply!

Please send your application together with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, list of publications, references, certificates/copies) by e-mail (Subject: Application SeitzLab).


Note that poorly written, obscure, and mass-mailed applications will not be considered.