Job Summary

 

 

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 

 

chemical-biology methods.

 

 

Required Qualifications 

 

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: royweinstain@post.tau.ac.il