OligoNova Hub – National Swedish Infrastructure for Therapeutic Oligonucleotides, University of Gothenburg
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OligoNova Hub is a national research infrastructure that will provide academic researchers in Sweden with the support and capabilities needed to transform ideas and discoveries into new oligonucleotide therapies. OligoNova Hub is located at the University of Gothenburg Core Units, and is also part of the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab: http://www.scilifelab.se) Drug Discovery and Development (DDD) platform, a national resource comprising around 40 highly motivated scientists, most of whom have industrial drug discovery experience.
The University of Gothenburg are now recruiting a motivated and engaged Researcher / Team Leader in oligonucleotide chemistry for OligoNova Hub and SciLifeLab DDD. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team of scientists to design, synthesize, and optimize therapeutic oligonucleotides in our discovery projects.
As Team Leader for Oligonucleotide Chemistry you will build and lead a highly performing team of 4-5 scientists delivering oligonucleotides to drug discovery projects at OligoNova Hub. You will provide coaching, training, and development to your team of scientists by advising and challenging them. You will develop and maintain a high level of science and technology knowledge to drive the team vision and develop proposals for improved practice around therapeutic oligonucleotide design, synthesis, and property optimization.
With your thorough knowledge of the drug discovery process, you will lead from the lab. You will be responsible for the design and synthesis of oligonucleotides, both internally and in collaborations with external partners (including organization of work by contract research organizations) to ensure application of state of the art knowledge. You will be involved in project prioritization and communication with other parts of the OligoNova and SciLifeLab-DDD organizations. The role also includes leading and coordinating multidisciplinary projects related to drug and/or technology development, and you will work across skill groups within and outside of your own function at OligoNova Hub and the SciLifeLab DDD platform. Ultimately, you will influence strategic developments of the OligoNova Hub.
The position is a full-time, permanent position (100%), placed at OligoNova units within the Core Units at the University of Gothenburg. A probationary employment period of 6 months may be applied. Start date as soon as possible.
Applicants will be evaluated based on submitted documents, interviews, and references. Particular emphasis will be placed on documented strengths in oligonucleotide chemistry, management of drug discovery projects, and people management.
For questions regarding the position you are welcome to contact Pär Matsson, Scientific Director, OligoNova Hub, email@example.com or Elisabet Carlsohn, Head of Sambio Core Units, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Closing date: 2021-09-06
Apply by submitting an electronic application in English, containing a personal letter, your complete CV, list of publications and patents, three current letters of recommendation, and a summary of previous experience in oligonucleotide chemistry, drug discovery and project/people management.