New opportunities to fight AMR at Lille (North of France) in the research unit Inserm-U1177

Two positions (Postdoctoral associate 12 months, and Research Engineer 18 months) in synthetic medicinal chemistry are available in the Anti-Infective Drug Discovery (AIDD) group of Pr Willand Nicolas at the research center Drugs and Molecules for Living Systems, (M2SV, INSERM, Institut Pasteur de Lille and University of Lille), specialized in drug discovery, medicinal chemistry, screening and pharmacokinetics.

Duties and responsabilities:

1/ Design and execute multi-step synthetic routes for the preparation of new fluoroquinolones in the context of the ANR collaborative program Detonator and small molecule boosters of nitroimidazole antibiotics in the context of the SATT Nord Smart-NIM project.

2/ Properly collect, interpret, manage and present research data

3/ Write reports and publications

4/ Actively participate in research discussions with members of the AIDD group in a highly collaborative way

5/ Mentor and supervise students

All applicants must have a PhD in synthetic medical / organic chemistry with extensive experience in organic synthesis. Skills in chemical biology and target identification through click-chemistry are preferred but not required.

Interested candidates should submit via email (nicolas.willand(at) an application package consisting of cover letter, CV, short research summary and a list of three references. All files should be prepared in pdf.

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