HFSP funded Post-Doctoral Position in Supramolecular Chemical Biology and Synthetic Biology

Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CiQUS)
July 03 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The group of Dr. Montenegro is seeking for a Post-Doctoral Candidate with strong interest in Supramolecular Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Synthetic Biology.

Join us in a Human Frontiers Project, a cutting-edge research aimed towards the fabrication of a minimal cell and a synthetic cytoskeleton (group website).

The applicant will be involved in the preparation of the cytoskeleton of a minimal cell mimic. The research will involve the synthesis of self-assembling peptide building blocks and the biophysical characterization of the resulting ensembles. This project is part of an international project towards a fully synthetic cytoskeleton with self-regulating capabilities. The research groups involved are top-level scientists of the United States (Neal Devaraj) and Japan (Toshihide Takeuchi).


We seek outstanding individuals with initiative, creativity and team-working ability and with a PhD degree in Chemistry, Biophysics, Synthetic Biology, Chemical Biology or Biochemistry.

Experience in peptide chemistry, self-assembly, microfluidics and biophysics will be highly considered.

Good communication skills and proficiency in written and spoken English are essential.


“In situ” Functionalized Polymers for siRNA Delivery”, Priegue, J. M.; Crisan, D. N.; Martínez-Costas, J; Granja, J. R.; Fernandez-Trillo, F.; Montenegro, J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 7492-7495.

Cellular Uptake: Lessons from Supramolecular Organic Chemistry”, G. Gasparini, E.-K. Bang, J, Montenegro and S. Matile, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 10389-10402.

“Montenegro, J., Vázquez-Vázquez, C., Kalinin, A., Geckeler, K. E., & Granja, J. R. Coupling of carbon and Peptide nanotubes. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 2484-2491.


Starting date could be flexible during 2017. 2 years of contract (annual evaluation).


All the application procedure will be done online. Applicants must fill out, attach the required documents in a PDF file and submit the online application form available at the jobs section on the CiQUS' website: https://www.usc.es/ciqus/en/application_HFSP-01.

DEADLINE: October 25th, 2017.

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