One postdoctoral associate position is immediately available at the Center for Drug Design at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities to study small molecules as inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 Nsp14 methyltransferase. The work will involve the design, synthesis and characterization of structurally diverse molecules. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in organic or medicinal chemistry with a strong background in organic synthesis. Good working knowledge of analytical methods including NMR, HPLC and LC-MS is required. Previous experience with nucleoside synthesis or molecular docking is a plus. Successful candidates should also be able to work within a dynamic and interdisciplinary team of synthetic chemist, biochemist, and virologist.
Interested candidates should e-mail curriculum vitae, a brief research summary, and contact information for three references in PDF format to Dr. Liqiang Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org with “postdoctoral position” in the subject line. More information about this position can be found at https://z.umn.edu/PostdocExt. The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer.