Postdoctoral Associate

La Jolla , California
Up to $55,000 annual+ benefits
Nov 02, 2017
Jan 01, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

We are seeking an outstanding medicinal/synthetic organic chemist with 0-5 years postdoctoral experience to join our drug discovery team. Candidates must have an outstanding proven track record in the synthesis of complex organic compounds and will be responsible for the design, synthesis, purification and characterization of targeted small molecules through the use of state-of-the-art-organic synthesis technologies. The successful candidate will work within a multi-disciplinary environment to design and synthesize novel potent and selective small molecule drugs and/or chemical probes. The research team comprises chemists, protein biochemists, pharmacologists, structural chemists, and molecular and cell biologists. Responsibilities include interacting closely with other scientists to interpret structure-activity relationships and to optimize the properties of biologically active compounds. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential.

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