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  • Marie Curie ETN early stage researcher (PhD student) position is available at Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis

    As part of the Marie Curie European Training Network, CARTNET, a PhD position (ESR) is available to develop inhibitors of histidine kinases which are potential antibiotics with novel mechanism of action. The PhD student will be involved in a collaborative medical chemistry project where his/her primary task will be the synthesis of the designed inhibitors. In addition to synthetic organic chemistry, the PhD student will receive a training in computer assisted drug design and protein crystallography via secondments to consortium partners (Oxford Drug Design and Instituto de Biomedicina de Valencia). It is expected that the skills, knowledge and experience obtained during the PhD project will meet the requirements of a highly qualified professional working in the field of drug discovery.

    The student will perform the scientific project at Latvian institute of Organic Synthesis under supervision of prof. A. Jirgensons. He/she will be enrolled in PhD program of Riga Technical University.

    The candidate should have master’s degree (at latest before 01-June-2018) in Chemistry. In addition, candidate should have good written and oral English with strong communication skills.

    It is required that the candidates have not previously been awarded a PhD (or equivalent) and must be in the first four years of their research careers. Furthermore, the candidates must not have worked or studied in the Latvia for more than 12 months in the three years prior to the start of the employment.

    Salary and additional benefits are according to EU-standards for Marie Curie ESRs. Employment contract will be according to laws of Latvia.

    Please apply with a Curriculum Vitae and covering letter, detailing your motivation in applying for this project. Applications should be received before 31-Dec-2017 and sent to: