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Postdoctoral Scholar in AI

University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Gainesville, Florida
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Dec 1, 2021

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Field of specialization
Computers / Computational / Informatics, Pharmaceutical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry and the Center for Natural Products, Drug Discovery and Development (CNPD3) at the University of Florida ( invites applications for one postdoctoral scholar position in AI-based drug design and discovery.


Job Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation or be enrolled in an accredited PhD, or equivalent international degree program.

Additional Qualifications:

PhD (or equivalent international degree) in Computational Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Science, Informatics, Biological Physics, Biophysics, Physical Chemistry or related disciplines required by the appointment start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AI experience and expertise in machine learning, deep learning, various neural network models.
  • AI-based experience and expertise in molecular design and molecular interaction, especially drug design and optimization.
  • Experience in structure-based drug design is a plus.
  • Knowledge in cheminformatics and bioinformatics are plus.
  • Being able to keep pace in a dynamic research environment.
  • Independent in literature search and literature update.
  • Capability of writing manuscripts.


In order to be considered, all applicants must upload a cover letter, CV, statement of research experience and/or projects, and a list of three professional references.  Applications will be reviewed as received. 

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.


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