The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Deuteration chemist for the Deuteration and Macromolecular Crystallisation Platform (DEMAX) within the Scientific Activities Division.
The DEMAX platform is responsible for the development and optimization of the production, characterization of deuterated compounds for experiments to be carried out on the ESS neutron scattering instrumentation. The platform consists of biological and chemical deuteration facilities, as well as a macromolecular crystallization.
This is a fixed-term position funded as part of the EU H2020 project SINE2020, within which the ESS is establishing a laboratory in Medicon Village, Lund for the chemical synthesis and characterization of deuterated organic compounds in collaboration with other European neutron facilities.
What ESS can offer
At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world.
Description of main responsibilities
The deuteration chemist will work on the synthesis, purification and characterization of deuterated organic molecules and their pre-cursors using a range of chemical, biochemical and analytical methods. A solid background in organic synthesis with experience of liquid and gas chromatography as well as NMR characterisation is required. Experience of enzymatic and chiral synthesis and/or purification of small molecules from cell cultures would be desirable as well as experience of mass spectroscopy and isotopic labeling.
Duties and responsibilities:
The candidate will have a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry and experience of using a range of synthetic and analytical methods, for example in the area of natural products.
Post-doctoral experience and experience of deuterium labeling/neutron scattering/NMR methods will be considered an advantage.
The candidate should have the
The position is a two-year temporary position with the possibility to extend the contract for an additional 1-2 years within the duration of the European H2020 grant, SINE2020. The relocation support will, when applicable, differ from the standard relocation package provided by ESS. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden.
Application & Contact
Please provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English by clicking on “apply” and following the instructions. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website, https://europeanspallationsource.se/vacancies.
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