Recruitment of the PostDoctoral researcher (Microbiology/Bioinformatics) of Natural Products Research group

Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (LIOS) is offering fixed term position (24 months, with possibility for extension) for a PostDoctoral researcher of Natural Products Research (NPR) group.  The position is offered within the call HORIZON-WIDERA-2022-TALENTS-01 ERA Chair project Natalion.

The laboratory has strong expertise in the isolation and characterization of natural products and biosynthesis. We employ chemical biology to solve problems in human health. To achieve this goal, we focused on the discovery of microbial natural products from the Baltic area, which includes a fundamental understanding of their structures, biosynthesis, and biological activities. To further drive the research, we are closely collaborating with other groups at LIOS and the Italian biotech company, NAICONS. We offer a friendly, flexible, and innovative working environment. Three general research directions will be:

  • accessing microbial diversity unique to the Baltic area
  • setting up collections of microbial fermentation extracts
  • establishing genomic and metabolomics platforms.
ProjectNatural Products Research at Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis as a Driver for Excellence in Innovation
Career profileRecognised Researcher (R2)
Application deadline13 Oct 2023 – 17:00 (Europe/Brussels)

Evaluation criteria and methodology for the recruitment of the PostDoctoral researcher of Natural Products Research group  (download).

Responsibilities and obligations
  • To lead a project that involves the discovery of microbial natural products.
  • To build a microbial strains collection by bioprospecting in the Baltic area.
  • To generate and analyze genomic data from the strain collection.
  • To adhere to ethical standards.
  • To respect contractual and legal obligations.
  • To act according to professional standards.
  • To have flexibility in working time.
  • To have stability of employment.
  • To have safe and up-to date work environment (incl. the right to define the necessary infrastructure).
  • To enjoy equal non-discriminatory treatment throughout career development path.
  • To choose measures for professional development.
  • To receive agreed upon remuneration.
  • To have rights to complaints and appeals.
  • All the above mentioned responsibilities, rights, and obligations are enforced by employment contract and LIOS internal rules and regulations.
  • Basic salary EUR 45 000,- p.a. before tax.

  • Health insurance.

Applications must be in English and include
  • motivation letter
  • CV
  • optional – recommendation letters
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