PhD Positions in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, the University of Milano [Italy]

PhD Positions Synthetic Organic Chemistry, the University of Milano, Italy
Two PhD positions for synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Milano, Dipartimento di Chimica Organica e Industriale - Milano, Italy
Two PhD positions are funded in our laboratory (within the framework of the European Initial Training Network CARMUSYS - Carbohydrate Multivalent Systems as Tools to Study Pathogen Interactions with DC-SIGN - PEOPLE Programme of the FP7 PITN-GA-2008-213592)

This multidisciplinary project intends to develop synthetic tools based on carbohydrates and carbohydrate mimics (monovalent and multivalent presentations) to unravel, understand and interfere in the recognition process of the dendritic cell receptor DC-SIGN during infection and immunological processes.

In close contact with top European research institutes our laboratory will be responsible for the design and synthesis of sugar mimics capable of interacting with DC-SIGN. It will also collaborate with other network nodes in the structural analysis and in vitro binding studies to determine the mimics’ affinity.

To apply: candidates should send their CV including one or two referees’ names by e-mail to Prof. Anna Bernardi (anna.bernardi[ at ]

Anna Bernardi
Dipartimento di Chimica organica e industriale
via Venezian 21
20133 Milano, Italy

Candidates should hold a bachelor degree in organic chemistry. Knowledge of synthetic chemistry or carbohydrate chemistry would be a plus. The selection of best candidates will be performed under gender equality.

Restrictive conditions: only applications from non-Italian, European (or associated States) candidates can be considered

Net salary: ca. 1800 euros/month (after tax). Relocation & travel support added.

Starting date: Spring/Summer 2009