Postdoctoral Scientist-Chemistry

Seattle, Washington State
Apr 02, 2019
May 02, 2019
Field of specialization
Medicinal / Clinical, Organic
Work Function
Laboratory, Research-Basic
Job Type
Full time

TB remains a serious global health problem and there is an urgent need for new therapeutic agents. We are seeking a highly qualified chemist at the post-doctoral level to conduct synthetic/medicinal chemistry in the area of tuberculosis. The successful candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary research environment, interacting with chemists, biochemists and microbiologists in a project aimed at (1) design, synthesis, purification and characterization of small molecule probes to identify novel drug targets and (2) the design, synthesis and characterization of small molecules for drug discovery.

  • Design, synthesis, purification and characterization of small molecules as candidate anti-tubercular agents
  • Design and synthesis of chemical analogs
  • Use analytical chemistry techniques/methods
  • Conduct experiments and collection of data for the research project
  • Plan, design and implement experimental plans
  • Conduct experiments and collect data for the research project
  • Work with internal and external collaborators to coordinate project activities
  • Develop, or maintain, a good knowledge of current research in the field
  • Maintain a laboratory book reporting all research conducted as part of project
  • Prepare and present papers, reports, and presentations of current research work
  • Contribute freely to the team research environment in a manner conducive to the success of the research project as a whole
  • Maintain the highest standards of laboratory practice in line with IDRI policy


  • PhD in organic and/or medicinal chemistry
  • Research experience in laboratory with organic and/or medicinal chemistry
  • Laboratory bench skills
  • Ability to work with hazardous chemicals
  • Ability to organize and prioritize own work
  • Ability to write papers
  • Ability to maintain good laboratory records
  • Evidence of good team working
  • Ability to work with collaborators
  • Research management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Flexible and co-operative
  • Self-motivated and hardworking
  • Computer literacy, including word processing, Excel and literature searches
  • General health appropriate to the duties of the post
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as project demands

IDRI offers a comprehensive compensation plan which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and EAP. In addition, IDRI offers Flexible Spending Accounts, a matching ROTH 401K Retirement Plan and Commuter benefits.

This summary describes a portion of the essential functions/responsibilities of this position.  It is not an exhaustive list of all job duties.  Management reserves the right to modify the duties of this position as necessary.

Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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