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KIST Europe Job Opening (Doctoral Position) Jan-26-2019
Academic. Degree Master,PhD
Closing Date 2017-04-30


Job announcement


The Korea Institute of Science and Technology Europe (KIST Europe) has an opening for a


Doctoral position


The Environmental Safety Group of the KIST Europe is offering a PhD position in the field of metabolomics and pharmacokinetics in zebrafish. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with analytical experts and pharmaceutical scientists.


Area of research

The candidate will be involved in a joint research project between KIST Europe and the nearby Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS). Key aspects of the applicant’s work will be the development of early toxicity models in zebrafish, the detection and analysis of predictive biomarkers in the animals, drug screening, and the determination of pharmacokinetic parameters for novel anti-infective agents. This involves in vivo testing with zebrafish larvae and subsequent analysis by high-resolution mass spectrometry including mass spectrometry imaging (MSI). The KIST Europe is the only overseas research institute for Korean government and offers state-of-the-art equipment and a challenging work environment in a multidisciplinary team, composed of chemists, biologists, toxicologists, and bioinformaticians.



· Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry or a related discipline  

· Familiarity with analytical chemistry (HPLC-MS, MALDI)

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team

· High self-motivation and enthusiasm

· Excellent English communication skills (written and spoken)


Qualified applicants with a disability will be given preference.


Starting date                as soon as possible

                         (initial contract duration is 2 years – extension of 2 more years is possible)

Salary                            50% of TVöD E 13/1

Published on                29.03.2017

Application deadline  30.04.2017


Please send your application with a cover letter outlining briefly your research experience, motivation for applying for the position, your scientific interests, a complete curriculum vitae, and references (at least 2) referring to


KIST Europe Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

Dr. Seungyun Baik

Universität des Saarlandes, Campus E 7.1

66123 Saarbrücken



or by email: info@kist-europe.de


All documents and information should be provided in English.


For questions regarding the projects, please contact Dr. Seungyun Baik

(sbaik@kist-europe.de, +49-681-9382-341). 

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