(Senior) Post Doctoral Position in synthesis of polymer coating, block polymers and peptides
The Centre for Antimicrobial Bioengineering at the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) is seeking candidates to work as Post-Doctoral researchers to design and synthesize polysaccharides, peptides, polymers and their conjugates which will be used antimicrobial drugs.
The candidate will work in an integrated team of Microbiologists and Chemists to design and synthesize new antimicrobial polymeric coatings/ polymers/peptides/copolymers/ polysaccharides that will inhibit Gram negative and Gram positive pathogens as well as Mycobacteria and fungal pathogens. The goal is to design and synthesize active compounds, that are non-toxic to mammalian cells, and that represent lead compounds for drug development.
The work will be conducted within the Centre for Antimicrobial Bioengineering (CAMB) in collaboration with the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCSoM). CAMB has core expertise in polymer synthesis and structure-property activity studies. The polymer synthesis involves various synthetic chemical methods such as ATRP, glycochemistry, RAFT, NCA, block copolymer chemistry and physics, etc.
The candidate will work with PhD students as well as research staff to achieve the project goals
Will develop and execute experiments aimed at the synthesis, self-assembly and modification of novel antimicrobial block copolymers, polysaccharides and polypeptides.
Prepare technical reports for the program PIs and present data at regular group meetings
Draft research publications
Assist with organization and management of the research team
PhD in polymer surface chemistry, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, or peptide chemistry.
Expertise in polymer and polypeptide synthesis methods such as glycochemistry, NCA, ATRP, RAFT, NCA, ring-opening, etc.
Capacity to develop and interpret polymer structure-assembly relationship, antimicrobial activity and polymer self-assembly behavior.
Expertise in developing and interpreting experiments for design and synthesis of novel antimicrobial block polymers/peptides.
Strong track record of publication in related disciplines
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
Good interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, as well as organizational
Professor Mary Chan, Director for Centre for Antimicrobial Bioengineering