AGC - Postdoc in Natural Products Chemistry and Metabolomics

Morocco (MA)
26 Oct 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Dec 2023
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

UM6P Overview:

University Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) is a globally-oriented institution of higher education, dedicated to an educational framework built on the highest teaching and research standards within fields relevant to sustainable economic development in Morocco and Africa. UM6P is geared towards applied research and innovation, with a specific focus on Africa. Its goal is to position these fields at the forefront and attain international recognition as a university. UM6P is not just a traditional academic institution; it serves as a platform for experimentation and a hub of opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. It boasts a top-notch living and learning environment, thanks to its state-of-the-art infrastructure. UM6P places research and innovation at the core of its educational mission as a catalyst for its business model.

African Genome Center (AGC) Introduction:

The AGC entity houses a comprehensive genomics, metabolomics, Genome Editing, Genetic engineering, bioinformatics, phytochemistry and pharmacology platform designed to serve as a central point for research and training. It hosts a diverse and tightly-knit scientific community and offers cutting-edge molecular and genomic resources. Its primary mission is to establish itself as an accredited research and diagnostic center in Morocco and Africa. This involves conducting fundamental and applied scientific research in areas such as food security, agriculture, conservation, environment, and health, as well as contributing to technology transfer and the training of highly skilled personnel.

Position Description:

One Postdoctoral position is now open to join the Natural Products Chemistry and Metabolomics Research Group at the African Genome Center (AGC) within the University Mohamed VI Polytechnic (UM6P) in Morocco. The selected candidate will be engaged in research projects related to natural products chemistry of medicinal plants, marine invertebrates and microorganisms.

Candidate Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences or any related field.

Extensive research experiences in natural products chemistry (isolation and characterization of chemical constituents, LC-MS and NMR spectra interpretation is a MUST). Additional experience in metabolomics and biological activities using either in-vivo and in-vitro models is required. We also expect a demonstrated ability to plan, conduct research, and interpret results, leading to publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Proven supervisory skills and adaptability in changing environments are desirable.

Our Offer:

We provide an excellent working environment in a highly interdisciplinary and international research setting, complete with state-of-the-art research facilities. Postdoctoral fellows will receive competitive full-time fellowship package with accompanying social benefits. Additionally, incumbents will have an opportunity to visit our collaborative laboratories abroad. We also offer initiatives promoting work-life balance and health promotion services.

Employment Level: Postdoctoral fellow: Full-time for a duration of two years

Application Deadline: December 20, 2023

Start Date: As soon as qualified candidates are available.

How to Apply: Interested individuals should submit a single PDF file containing (i) a letter of motivation, (ii) a concise overview of research experiences, (iii) an updated CV, and (iv) contact details for two references.

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