Postdoctoral Position - Organic Chemistry / Chemical Biology

Tampa, Florida
Commensurate with NIH postdoctoral stipend levels
Feb 05, 2018
Apr 06, 2018
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Medicinal / Clinical, Organic
Job Type
Full time

A postdoctoral position is currently available in the laboratory of Prof. Juan Del Valle in the Department of Chemistry at the University of South Florida. Research projects will focus on the development of constrained peptidomimetics targeting protein-protein interactions relevant to cancer and neurodegeneration. Duties will include the design and chemical synthesis of novel mimics of protein secondary structure, as well as the development and implementation of in vitro biological assays. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, biochemistry or related field, and a strong background in synthesis and/or chemical biology. Priority will be given to highly motivated, recent Ph.D. graduates with additional experience in medicinal chemistry/drug design, peptide chemistry, assay development, and/or protein expression/purification. Our group offers opportunities for additional scientific growth in the areas of targeted-oriented synthesis and biophysical analysis. Involvement in other ongoing interdisciplinary efforts will be an option for interested candidates.

Applicants should send a cover letter, complete CV, and contact information for three references electronically (pdf) to Prof. Juan Del Valle at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please visit for more information.


The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university located in beautiful Tampa Bay on Florida's west coast. It is one of the largest public universities in the nation, and among the top 50 universities, public or private, for federal research expenditures. USF believes in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, and retirement plan options. USF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.