Postdoctoral Associate in Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry

Employer
Center for Drug Design, University of Minnesota
Location
Center for Drug Design, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Salary
$48,426
Posted
Jul 03, 2018
Closes
Aug 02, 2018
Field of specialization
Medicinal / Clinical, Organic
Work Function
Laboratory, Research-Basic
Job Type
Full time

Two postdoc positions in synthetic medicinal chemistry are immediately available in the Wang group at the Center for Drug Design, University of Minnesota.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute multi-step synthetic routes for the preparation of small molecule inhibitors against various viral and/or cellular protein targets. 
  • Sufficiently characterize final compounds and intermediates as required. 
  • Properly collect, interpret and manage research data. 
  • Carry out literature searches relevant to the research topic, identify problems related to the research and recommend solutions. 
  • Conduct careful experiments in compliance with established safety regulations. 
  • Keep good research records and produce well written and accurate reports. 
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and fulfill lab duties assigned. 
  • Participate in research discussions with members of the research teams in a highly collaborative research environment.  

Interested candidates should submit via email (wangx472@umn.edu) an application package consisting of cover letter, CV, research summary and a list of three references. All files should be prepared in PDF and the email subject line should be "Postdoc".

All applicants must have a PhD in synthetic medicinal  / organic chemistry, or related areas, with extensive experience in organic synthesis and good working knowledge on analytical methods. 
Skills in molecular modeling for structure and ligand-based small molecule inhibitor design and experience in heterocyclic chemistry are preferred. New PhD graduates are encouraged to apply.