Open PhD. Position at ETH Zürich: NMR Spectroscopy and Computational Chemistry

Dear colleagues,
We have a job opening at ETH Zürich for a
Doctoral Student in NMR Spectroscopy and Computational Chemistry
100%, Zurich, fixed-term
The research of Dr. Marc-Olivier Ebert at the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry focuses on the structure determination and investigation of molecular dynamics of peptides and oligonucleotides by NMR spectroscopy.
Prof. Dr. Sereina Riniker's group for Computational Chemistry at the Institute of Molecular Physical Science is interested in the development of methodology for classical molecular dynamics simulations and cheminformatics, and in the application to address challenging biological and chemical questions.
Job description
The collaborative research project will focus on the investigation and optimization of the structure-permeability relationship of peptide antibiotics by NMR spectroscopy and computational methods. The preferred starting date is early 2024.
Your profile
Applicants should hold a M.Sc. in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related field and have a keen interest in hands-on NMR spectroscopy and computational chemistry as well as solid skills in the wet lab. Programming skills (Python) are advantageous. We welcome self-motivated candidates with outstanding academic record, excellent communication skills and professional integrity to apply.
We offer
Group members will not only have the opportunities to work with cutting-edge resources in a collaborative environment but also to co-work with international faculty and researchers, stimulating creative ideas and research opportunities.
We value diversity
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Curious? So are we.
We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:
    Statement of interest
    Comprehensive CV and publication list
    Names and contact information of two references
    Copies of degree certificates and transcripts
Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.
Further information about the Computational Chemistry Group can be found on our website. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Marc-Olivier Ebert ( or Prof. Dr. Sereina Riniker ( (no applications!).
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ETH Zürich
Dr. Marc-Olivier Ebert
Laboratory of Organic Chemistry
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 3
8093 Zürich
Tel. +41 44 633 47 26
Fax. +41 44 632 14 75