Postdoctoral Research Associate

Oxford, Mississippi
Salary commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience
Sep 11, 2017
Oct 10, 2017
Field of specialization
Medicinal / Clinical, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Roy Laboratory in the Department of Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is currently seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow who has a strong background in total synthesis, synthetic methods development, and/or medicinal chemistry and would like to diversify their skill sets into drug discovery and chemical biology programs. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable up to two years contingent on continued funding and satisfactory performance. 
Typical responsibilities will involve performing research to develop new synthetic methods with applications in chemical biology or developing chemotherapeutic agents against drug-resistant infectious diseases. Interpret results and use them to drive and design subsequent experiments. Maintain detailed notes and record all research work via an electronic notebook system. Report data in team meetings and in meetings with collaborators (including those outside of the University of Mississippi). Participate in laboratory upkeep, maintenance of laboratory equipment, and safety activities. Contribute to the preparation and submission of reports and publications related to research. Report results at external scientific meetings.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry by the time of the appointment and a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
The University of Mississippi is located in Oxford, MS, which is commonly rated among the top college towns in the country. The School of Pharmacy is ranked in the top ten nationally for research funding, and is home to the National Center for Natural Products Research and the Center of Research Excellence in Natural Products Neuroscience. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a research statement summarizing the current research accomplishments and future research goals and objectives, and three letters of recommendation. Questions may be directed to Dr. Sudeshna Roy ( Applications must be submitted online at 
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