Researcher (Team Leader) in Oligonucleotide Chemistry

University of Gothenburg


The University of Gothenburg are now recruiting a motivated and engaged Researcher / Team Leader in oligonucleotide chemistry for OligoNova Hub and SciLifeLab DDD.

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General Info

Position: Researcher (Team Leader)
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 6 months
Salary: According to Standard Norms

OligoNova Hub
Science for Life Laboratory(SciLifeLab), Drug Discovery and Development (DDD)
University of Gothenburg

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Qualification Details

  • Must hold PhD in organic or medicinal chemistry; post-doctoral fellowship experience is highly meriting.
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English.

Additional Qualifications

  • Must have in-depth scientific knowledge in the area of oligonucleotides including design, synthesis and data analysis proven by track record of project deliveries, publications, external presentations or similar.
  • Must be experienced in the use and application of modern synthetic, analytical, biophysical and computational techniques, particularly as used to progress oligonucleotide based projects.
  • Should be familiar with recent developments in areas relevant to oligonucleotide based drug discovery, e.g. pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, safety, formulation, and screening approaches.
  • Strong documented leadership capabilities with an emphasis on people management is highly meriting.
  • Documented ability to manage complex collaborations and partnerships including leading projects is highly meriting.
  • Should have excellent communication (written and verbal) and influencing skills.
  • An ability to engage and collaborate across boundaries with a problem-solving attitude and delivery focus is very important.
  • Solid experience in the pharmaceutical drug discovery process is meriting.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Directly impact oligonucleotide drug discovery/development projects to ensure high scientific standards and a high quality of compound design to meet project objectives.
  • Actively contribute to projects (compound synthesis and characterization, interpretation of assay results, lead optimization, and documentation).
  • Contribute to project prioritization and project management within OligoNova Hub.
  • Contribute to the strategic vision for the future development of oligonucleotides and their application to relevant disease areas.
  • Actively contribute to building OligoNova Hub by identifying investment needs and leading development of laboratory capabilities.
  • Participate in recruiting new projects to OligoNova Hub.
  • Represent OligoNova Hub at conferences and meetings.
  • Maintain/develop key cross-functional interactions within OligoNova Hub and the SciLifeLab DDD platform, as well as with external partners.
  • Mentor colleagues by providing expert advice and support for data interpretation.
  • Identify/engage with leading internal and external experts.
  • Be strong team player and mentor for junior scientists.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

Reference Number: -PAR 2021/874
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Documents Required

Apply by submitting an electronic application in English, containing a personal letter, your complete CV, list of publications and patents, three current letters of recommendation, and a summary of previous experience in oligonucleotide chemistry, drug discovery and project/people management.

About the Department

OligoNova Hub is a national research infrastructure that will provide academic researchers in Sweden with the support and capabilities needed to transform ideas and discoveries into new oligonucleotide therapies. OligoNova Hub is located at the University of Gothenburg Core Facilities, and is also part of the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab: Drug Discovery and Development (DDD) platform, a national resource comprising around 40 highly motivated scientists, most of whom have industrial drug discovery experience.

About the Employer: University of Gothenburg

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Contact details

For questions regarding the position you are welcome to contact Pär Matsson, Scientific Director, OligoNova Hub, or Elisabet Carlsohn, Head of Sambio Core Facilities,

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