Postdoctoral Fellow in Peptide and Protein Chemistry at University of Southern Denmark


One postdoctoral fellow position in peptide and protein chemistry is available in the group of Associate Professor Jasmin Mecinovic at the Department of Physics and Chemistry, University of Southern Denmark.
Application deadline: 21 August 2022.
Starting date of the position will be 1 December 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Epigenetics most often refer to processes, such as enzymatic modifications of DNA and numerous posttranslational modifications of the associated histone proteins that lead to the transfer of genetic information from generation to generation, without changes in the underlying sequence of DNA. To understand the enormous intricacy of the epigenetic language, it is necessary to deepen our knowledge, at the atomic level, of biomolecular recognition and biocatalysis of posttranslational modifications of histones.
The research in Mecinovic group applies chemical principles and techniques to understand the underlying molecular origin of fundamental biomolecular processes that play essential roles in human health and disease. As a postdoctoral fellow, you will work on a Novo Nordisk Fonden-funded project aimed at developing fully synthetic methods for preparation of epigenetic proteins that enable detailed mechanistic studies on epigenetic biomolecular recognition and biocatalysis. You will apply modern bioorganic chemistry and chemical biology approaches, ranging from peptide and protein synthesis to binding and enzyme assays, in investigations of biologically important posttranslational modifications on histone proteins. A candidate with strong experimental skills in solid phase peptide synthesis and native chemical ligation will be preferred. The successful candidate will receive excellent mentoring and career development support.

Specific Requirements

  • PhD in bioorganic chemistry or chemical biology
  • Experience with peptide and protein chemistry
  • Experience with native chemical ligation
  • Strong motivation and interest in working at the interface between chemistry and biology
  • Excellent skills in written and spoken English.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Jasmin Mecinovic, e-mail: mecinovic@sdu.dk.
The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacyis one of four departments at the Faculty of Science, SDU and is located in Odense. The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy is a department focused on basic research. We are happy to move beyond traditional disciplines and work to develop new technologies and sciences across physics, chemistry, pharmacy, mathematics, computer science and biology. The department’s research thus contributes to new knowledge and solutions with applications in the areas of climate, environment, energy, and health.

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 curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
  • A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

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.
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