BIOTEC is seeking 2 positions for post-doctoral researchers in area of Molecular biology, Genetics, Cell biology and Computational Chemistry, Molecular Modeling, Crystal Structure.
Position 1: Identification of new compounds that have potential use in antimalarial combination therapy
Job description: The candidate will join the current research team to study the effect of antimalarial compounds from the Malaria Box on transgenic P. falciparum parasites that will be controlled for expression of candidate genes using glmS ribozyme system. The identified compounds will be tested for their potential use in combination with antifolate drugs on both lab-strain and field isolates. They will also be investigated further for their mechanisms in inhibiting malaria parasites in details and developed further as antimalarial drugs.
Eligibility/Specific Qualifications: Candidate must have a Ph.D. in Molecular biology, Genetics, Cell biology or related fields. Previous experience working in parasitology, especially malaria, is a plus, but not a must.
Position 2: Computer-Aided Drug Design for new effective PfDHFR inhibitors
Job description: The candidate will design and evaluate new effective DHFR inhibitors by fragment-based drug design and 3D-QSAR approaches.
Eligibility/Specific Qualifications: Candidate must have skills in Computational Chemistry, Molecular Modeling and Crystal Structure.
The position has been opened to Thai and International applicants. To apply, please submit the Application Form, Transcript of Doctorate, Abstract of Dissertation, Statement of Intent and Three Recommendation Letters (should be sent directly to BIOTEC by the person providing the reference) to:
Posted on 20 August 2014