Job Advertisement HKI-17/2018

The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute – (HKI) investigates the pathobiology of human-pathogenic fungi and identifies targets for the development of novel natural product-based antibiotics. The independent research group of Chemical Biology of Microbe-Host Interactions invites applications for a

Master Thesis positions (Chemistry)

The position is available from February 1, 2019 or soon after.

Project titles:
(1) Synthesis of chiral building blocks for natural product synthesis
(2) Synthesis of fluorescence-labeled bioactive natural products

Our requirements:        

  • Strong interest in synthetic chemistry and analytical chemistry.
  • The candidate should embrace working in a young international research team and conducting research that covers multiple biological disciplines.
  • Master Studies in Chemistry, Chemical Biology and/or Life Sciences.
  • A personality with enthusiasm for actively participating in a lively community of the HKI, the JSMC ( and ILRS ( community.
  • Very good communication and writing skills (English).

We offer an international and multi-disciplinary environment. Currently the group consists of ~10 members at different levels of seniority; post-doctoral scientists, PhD students, master students.

More information for the research output of the group can be found here.

For further information

Please contact Dr. Christine Beemelmanns I +49 3641 5321525 I


Complete applications in English should include a CV, certificates, transcripts, a brief statement of research experiences and interests and the contact details of two possible referees, and should be submitted via the online application system of the HKI. Deadline of applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.