Montag, 11. Oktober 2010

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopist Unilever

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopist

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods.
Everyday 150M times a day someone somewhere chooses a Unilever product.
Innovation is the engine of Unilever’s growth. Our future depends on our ability to
bring bigger and better innovations to the market more quickly than our
competitors. Our R&D capability is absolutely central to achieving this.

We are currently looking to recruit a nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopist to
continue and further develop our work in the area of characterisation of biomaterials
to support our food and home and personal care businesses. The position
is within Research, a multidisciplinary group part of Unilever Research &
Development, and is based at Colworth near Bedford. Colworth is one of our six
strategic R&D sites and houses our UK NMR facility.

This particular role will primary involve the development of a variety of advanced
magnetic resonance techniques to study bio-substrates and their transport properties
behaviour to facilitate understanding and manipulation of material-body
interactions. The research will include, among others, studies on the penetration of
molecules into, and their effect on, in vitro skin. The underlying overall objective is to complement, extend and shape our research programme on human skin in vivo.

The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team interacting
with a wide range of scientists across multiple sites within the R&D organisation
and will also be expected to help to develop overall program directions. The
successful candidate will have a strong research background in nuclear magnetic
resonance ideally with previous experience in NMR imaging of bio-materials either
a PhD or Post Doctoral level. We are offering a one year contract.

If you are interested or would like further information please contact Dr Elisabetta
Ciampi at Unilever Discover, Colworth Science Park, Sharnbrook, Bedford MK44
1LQ, UK Tel: +44 (0)1234 222609, e-mail To
apply, please email a CV including the names of two referees accompanied with a
covering letter. Closing date for applications is 07.11.2010.

Structural Biologist / Protein Engineer at Zymeworks

Zymeworks Inc. is a Canadian computational biotechnology company that is developing predictive computational technology for optimizing protein therapeutics.

Zymeworks is looking for exceptionally talented scientists to compliment our current team. We are looking for motivated individuals who are eager to showcase their talent, demonstrating the passion and drive to grow within this progressive and developing Company.

Currently, we have openings in our protein engineering department. The successful candidates will be taking part in structure guided in silico protein optimitization projects and actively participate in the development and validation of our proprietary molecular modeling and simulation software for engineering proteins.

Required Skills
· PhD or MSc in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Immunology, Molecular Biology, or Physics
· Strong knowledge and practical experience with the structural biology of proteins
· Experience with molecular model building, simulation and visualizing packages (AMBER, CCP4, COOT, etc.)

Skills (all or some of the following)
· Demonstrated experience in rational protein design and engineering
· Relevant experience in bioinformatics techniques
· Greater then 2 years of either industrial or academic postgraduate experience in protein biochemistry or a related field
· Experience with antibodies or other therapeutic proteins is a valuable asset
· Experience with homology modeling and docking software
· Knowledge of Linux operating system
· Experience in protein expression purification and analysis
· Experience in one or more scripting languages (Python, Tcl, etc.)
· Fluent in English (Spoken, Written, Read)

· Design and carryout internal and external protein therapeutic optimization projects
· Perform feasibility studies for proposed protein engineering projects
· Interact with collaborator’s during the experimental validation of proposed design
· Closely interact with the software development team to improve and advance the functionality of our proprietary modeling/analysis package
· Assist with the selection of other software tools to supplement our propriety simulation package
· Participate in the preparation of patents and publications

To learn more about Zymeworks Inc. and our current openings, please visit our website at

Compensation is commensurate with experience. If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your curriculum vitae and cover letter in PDF format to with 1243: Structural Biologist / Protein Engineer in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Postdoc SSNMR

Two postdoctoral positions for experimental solid state physics are open in the Laboratory for broadband nuclear magnetic resonance at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science Department of Physics.

The NMR team at the Physics Department, University of Zagreb is looking for experimental post-doctoral researcher for the development of broadband NMR instrumentation and research of correlated electronic systems.

The Solid State NMR Laboratory in Zagreb has been recently established for advanced broad-band NMR experiments within the FP7 Capacities – REGPOT programme. The laboratory is equipped with two spectrometers and a 12 tesla wide-bore fully sweepable magnet of medium homogeneity (10 ppm/cm3). Cryostats cover temperature range 1.5 K – 400 K with sample space 6.25 cm in diameter.

The members of the NMR team are mostly interested in strongly correlated electronic systems (high-Tc superconductors, magnetic materials, etc.), but we are also open for other proposals suitable for investigations with the given setup.

The postdocs are expected to contribute in the research activities of the NMR group, including eventual new proposal of his/her own, but also in further optimization of experimental setup and software development.

The contracts are one year long, each. Details on the Solid State NMR Laboratory at We look for:

* Enthusiasm and interest in problems of solid state physics, and in development of scientific instrumentation.
* Good communications skills and readiness for teamwork.
* Experience in experimental NMR would be advantageous.

Applications should include a CV, references and a statement of interests.
More details about the job position by e-mail

Link to Euraxess:

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science
Department of Physics, Laboratory for Solid-state NMR