Postdoc – Inorganic Clusters Synthesis for Membrane Carriers

University of Santiago de Compostela

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1 Dec 2023
Job Information

Organisation/Company
University of Santiago de Compostela
Department
CIQUS – Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials
Research Field
Chemistry » Inorganic chemistry
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Country
Spain
Application Deadline
22 Jan 2024 – 23:59 (Europe/Madrid)
Type of Contract
Temporary
Job Status
Full-time
Hours Per Week
35
Offer Starting Date
15 Jan 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

The group of Dr. Javier Montenegro is seeking for a Postdoctoralassociate with strong background in inorganic synthesis for the preparation of new metal boron clusterswithapplications as conceptually new membrane carriers. This is an excellent opportunity to join the Montenegro lab and work in a multidisciplinary team in a great challenge for the development of a completely new field of research.

The aim of the project is to prepare new metal and boron clusters for their application as chaotropic membrane transporters.

 

DESCRIPTION

Chaotropic membrane transport is a completely new research field (see references) with an outstanding potential to revolutionize the fields of membrane transport and drug delivery. We are now exploring new intriguing properties and mechanisms of chaotropic membrane transport and we advance towards the use of new boron clusters for their future implementation in therapeutic delivery.

The applicant will be involved in the synthesis of new boron and other metal clusters for their connections to different organic molecules (e.g. fluorescent probes, antimicrobials) and their subsequent intracellular delivery by chaotropic transport.

 

REQUIREMENTS

We seek motivated candidates with initiative, creativity and team-working ability and with a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry and metal cluster synthesis.

Experience in organic synthesis and/or supramolecular chemistry will be highly considered.

Good communication skills and proficiency in written and spoken English are essential.

 

REFERENCES

  • Boron clusters as broadband membrane carriersNature 2022, 603, 637–642 .
  • Synthetic materials at the forefront of gene deliveryNat. Rev. Chem.   2018 2 , 258-277 .
  • Peptide/Cas9 Nano-structures for Ribonucleoprotein Cell Membrane Transport and Gene EditionChem. Sci. 2017 8 , 7923-7931.

 

STARTING DATE AND TERM

Starting from January 2024 (flexible), 1 year of contract with possible 1 + 1 (3 years total) extension.

 

APPLICATIONS

Applications should be sent directly to [email protected] and [email protected] , as soon as possible and including a CV (maximum 2 pages), a complete list of publications and the name and the e-mail of two contact persons, indicating in the subject Postdoctoral Inorganic Clusters.

Requirements

Research Field
Chemistry » Inorganic chemistry
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Additional Information
Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
CiQUS – Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials
Country
Spain
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Where to apply

Website
https://www.usc.es/ciqus/en/empleo/postdoctoral-position-inorganic-clusters-syn…

Contact

State/Province
A Coruña
City
Santiago de Compostela
Website
http://www.usc.es/ciqus/en
Street
CIQUS
Postal Code
15782
E-Mail
[email protected]
Phone
639838991

STATUS: EXPIRED

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