PhD Studentship (Natural Products Lead Discovery)

Dec 06, 2017
Jan 02, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
PhD / Doctoral
The Division of Pharmaceutical Biology, Pharmacenter of the University of Basel, is seeking a highly motivated and skilled PhD student with a keen interest in natural product-based drug discovery. This student will join a team composed of already 2 PhD students.

Your position
  • You will be part of a multidisciplinary team (involving a total of 3 PhD students) aiming at the discovery of natural products targeting signalling pathways involved in melanoma cell proliferation.
  • You will perform in-house state-of-the-art high-content screens in a collaboration with the University of Berne (Prof. Oliver Pertz).
  • You will use our platform for HPLC-based activity profiling combining on-line (PDA, ELSD, MS/MS) and off-line (microprobe NMR) spectroscopy.
  • Your will isolate active compounds identified in extracts and elucidate their structures.


Your profile
  • MSc degree or Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Biology
  • Keen interest in state-of-the-art analytical and spectroscopic methods
  • Team player with interest in multi-disciplinary research
  • Good command of German and English


We offer you
  • A position in an international and highly productive research group
  • Involvement with interdisciplinary drug discovery projects


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Application / Contact

via Email only to


Dr. Eliane Garo and Prof. Matthias Hamburger

Pharmaceutical Biology

Pharmacenter of the University of Basel

Klingelbergstrasse 50, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland