Postdoctoral Scholar

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The Bennett lab in the Department of Chemistry at Tufts University is searching to hire two postdoctoral scholars with expertise in synthetic chemistry.  The successful candidates will work on a NIH-sponsored research project, which involves developing new stereoselective glycosylation reactions for the direct construction of glycosidic linkages that cannot be efficiently made using existing chemistries.  Specifically, the postdoctoral scholars will work on developing new chemical glycosylation promoters that are capable of producing cis-1,2-glycosides with high selectivity in the absence of directing groups.

Information about the group can be found at:

Basic Qualifications

Candidate must be able to work in a team environment and possess a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry by the start date of the appointment. 

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates whose Ph.D. work involved natural products total synthesis, synthetic methodology development, or carbohydrate chemistry.  Successful candidates will have a demonstrated track record of effectively optimizing chemical reactions.


This position is open immediately, with start dates through late 2017 given consideration.  This is a 12-month position, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding.  Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines.  The salary range for this position is $47,484 to $54,228, based on experience.  Postdoctoral scholars at Tufts University receive generous benefits.  Details can be found in the Tufts University Postdoctoral handbook:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, their CV with publication list, and contact information for three references to

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement.