A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Roy Weinstain lab, Tel-Aviv University, Life Sciences
Faculty, to develop chemical-biology methods for visualization and manipulation of small- and
macro-molecules bioactivity using light.
The candidate will lead the design and synthesis of small-molecule fluorescent probes and photo-
protecting (caging) groups and will have the opportunity to apply them in living model
organisms, mainly in plants. The project requires learning new skills in spectroscopy,
fluorescence imaging and biochemistry. Stipend level will be in accordance with TAU guidelines
(~85-100k NIS per year, depending on experience).
We are seeking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with extensive knowledge and
experience in synthetic organic chemistry. Background or hands-on experience in imaging or
biochemistry techniques will be advantageous. Candidate must be independent in designing
synthetic routes, solving challenging synthetic problems, efficient in synthesizing targeted
molecules and analyzing results. The applicant needs to be experienced in using HPLC, NMR
and MS for organic chemistry applications. The successful candidate will join a new lab and will
be a part of an interdisciplinary team that utilizes diverse techniques, including organic synthesis,
photochemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and fluorescence imaging to develop novel
Applicant must have PhD (or has submitted PhD thesis by the time of appointment) in organic
chemistry, medicinal chemistry or chemical-biology and be a first author on at least 2
publications. This position requires extensive experience and independence in design and
execution of multi-step organic synthesis. Applicant needs an expertise in using HPLC, NMR
and MS for organic chemistry applications. Good oral and written communication skills in
English are also required.
Required preliminary application material
- A short letter of intent.
- Applicant’s CV.
- Complete list of publications.
- Contact information of 3 references.
Please submit applications to: