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Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - Fach­be­reich Bio­lo­gie, Che­mie, Phar­ma­zie - Insti­tut für Che­mie und Bio­che­mie

Research assistant (postdoc) (m/f/d)

full-time job
limited to 1 year
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU
Reference code: 2021-WiMi-AGPagel/060

Work­ing field:

The EU project GlycoSpec aims to investigate fundamental aspects of the reaction and fragmentation mechanisms of oligosaccharides. For this purpose, a novel instrument combining ion mobility mass spectrometry and gas-phase infrared spectroscopy will be developed in a first step. The basis for the development is a commercially available ion mobility mass spectrometer. Subsequently, the newly developed instrument is used to structurally investigate reactive cationic intermediates from sugar chemistry and fragments from glycan mass spectrometry.

Job description:
 Implementation of glycosylation reactions under reproducible conditions and quantitative analysis of the resulting products. Structural investigation of the relevant intermediates by ion mobility mass spectrometry and gas-phase IR spectroscopy. Comparison of experimental data with theoretical calculations. Development of models for the prediction of glycosylation reactions.

Require­ments:

  • Completed doctorate in Organic Chemistry

(Professional) Experience:
  • Experience with the chemical synthesis of oligosaccharides

  • In-depth knowledge of the chemistry of protecting groups and neighboring group effects

Desirable:

  • Experience in mass spectrometry and related techniques
  • Experience with artificial intelligence and automated learning processes

  • Experience with quantum chemical methods

  • Good command of written and spoken English

For further information, please contact Mr. Prof. Dr. Kevin Pagel (kevin.pagel@fu-berlin.de / +49 30 838 72703).

How to ap­ply:

Applications should be sent by e-mail, together with significant documents, indicating the reference code, in PDF format (preferably as one document) no later than May 17th, 2021 to Mr. Prof. Dr. Kevin Pagel: kevin.pagel@fu-berlin.de.

On the given occasion and for the duration of the essential on-site operations by Freie Universität Berlin, we kindly ask you to apply electronically by e-mail. The processing of a postal application cannot be guaranteed

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Biologie, Chemie, Pharmazie
Institut für Chemie und Biochemie
Mr. Prof. Dr. Kevin Pagel
Takustr. 3
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

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