Predoctoral fellow in antiviral drug discovery

Predoctorales / Contrato
Del 14/09/2022 al 30/09/2022
2 años y medio (inicio: 15/11/2022)
16.000€ (salario bruto anual)
Descripción de la oferta

The predoctoral fellow will work in the NIH-funded Center for Antiviral Medicines and Pandemic Preparedness (CAMPP), focused on the discovery of antiviral agents against SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogenic viruses with pandemic potential. This is a multidisciplinary consortium of world-class Virology, Chemistry, Pharmacology and Structural and Computational Biology laboratories located in North America, Australia and Europe ( The successful candidate will join the laboratory led by José Gallego at Catholic University of Valencia (UCV), Spain ( and will apply structural bioinformatics, structural biology and biophysical methods to identify potential drug targets within the structured RNA genome of SARS-CoV-2 and to discover new antiviral small-molecule agents based on viral RNA target recognition.

The publication list and research interests of this laboratory can be found at:;

Perfil buscado

Graduates in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or Pharmacy with a Master title. Candidates with a good command of English will be preferred. Admission to the PhD school of UCV is required. The work will involve the following fields: NMR spectroscopy analyses of RNA elements and complexes; drug design and/or structural bioinformatics; biophysical evaluation of RNA-small molecule interactions; molecular biology and biochemistry methods for RNA and protein production.

The position will be available until April 30th, 2025, depending on performance. The starting date will be immediate and the gross annual salary approximately €16,000.

Presentación de solicitudes

Applications should include a cover letter describing previous research experience and career goals, CV, academic academic records including average scores, and two references. Please send applications to José Gallego ( before September 30th 2022.