Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Ghent

University of Ghent is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a new opening postdoctoral associate position in organic chemistry. The initial contract for this position is two years. Applications are welcome before September 30, 2019.

As part of an ongoing research collaboration between the Organic Synthesis research team at UGent (Prof. Dr. J Winne,, and Janssen J&J (Dr. JW Thuring and Dr. L. Meerpoel), we announce the availability of a full time postdoctoral position to strengthen our team. As an employee of the department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry at Ghent University (, you will develop and subsequently apply new stereoselective methods for the synthesis of carbocyclic compounds of interest. Your research is expected to contribute to the identification of novel molecular entities for biological evaluation in the fields of Oncology and Infectious Diseases. You will interact with computational chemists to design novel molecules of interest. While the main stay of the project work will be at UGent, with regular visits for update meetings with project collaborators at the Janssen campus at Beerse. The selected candidate is expected to begin in October 2019 or as soon as possible and will be offered a contract of one year at a competitive salary.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a PhD in organic chemistry with experience in transition metal-catalyzed reactions, cycloadditions and/or natural compound synthesis, including purification techniques and structural characterization of organic molecules with elements of stereochemistry. You have a creative mind and are highly motivated to perform chemical reactions in the lab. The ability to work in a team as well as good communication skills and a good mastery of English as the preferred working language is essential.

Does this opening appeal to you? Please send a detailed CV, a short graphical research summary (1-3 pages), a motivation letter, and contact details for two referees, to


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