Postdoctoral position available at the interface of Academia and Industry
Develope safe, robust, rapid, and reproducible protein formulation protocols
In the frame of an ongoing funding scheme of the Walloon Region (DGO6; BEWARE FELLOWHIPS Academia), co-financed by the COFUND program of the EU/FP7 – Marie Curie Actions, the Centre for Protein Engineering at the University of Liège (Belgium) is seeking for a collaborator holding a PhD degree.
In an effort to develope safe, robust, rapid, and reproducible formulation protocols that are necessary to foster the successful development of protein-based pharmaceuticals, we also need to understand in more details the mechanisms by which protein structure and
function can be altered during processing and storage. Thus, besides the HT screening approach available at Robotein © , we will make use of the wide range of biophysical and analytical techniques that are available at the Centre for Protein Engineering (e.g. UV/Vis absorbance, fluorescence, circular dichroism, bilayer interferometry, ITC, DSC, DLS) and through our collaborators (e.g. mass spectrometry and NMR) to provide a better understanding of the physico-chemical and biological properties of protein-based drugs, in particular their chemical and conformational stability.
This project is part of an ongoing collaborative effort between the group of Prof. André Matagne (contact person, see below) and Eurogentec, a renowned biotech company based in the Liège area.
The call for proposals has just been launched and the deadline for submission is 30 October 2015.
Candidates should contact Prof. André Matagne, Laboratory of Enzymology and Protein Folding, Centre for Protein Engineering, Institut de Chimie B6, Allee de la Chimie, 3, University of Liege, B4000 Liege (Sart-Tilman), BELGIUM; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.