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San Diego, California
60K+ depending upon qualification and experience
Closing date
Jun 2, 2023

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Available immediately for highly motivated recent PHDs in Chemical Biology, or Organic/Medicinal Chemistry to join a multidisciplinary team involved in developing innovative immunotherapies to treat cancer and viral infections. For examples of our multidisciplinary research and technologies used in our work, see ;; and representative publications: Nature Biotechnology, 2008, 26, 1187;  J Med Chem, 2016, 59, 7677; JACS, 2016, 138, 6068; ACS Chemical Biology 2021,; J Med Chem, 2021,, J Med Chem, 2022,, Cancer Research Comm, 2023, . Projects include synthesis and activity analysis of new compounds, enzyme inhibition assays, antibody-drug conjugates, lipid nanoparticles for RNA vaccines and gene delivery, design and synthesis of chemical probes to investigate RNA functions, and formulation of drug candidates for sustained in vivo delivery. Candidates with strong chemical biology or organic chemistry, SAR/lead optimization, and drug formulation training are preferred. Strong publication record and training to perform independent research are required for further consideration. Successful Candidate will be part of a stimulating and collaborative scientific environment with cutting-edge instrumentation and facilities. Applicants should send CV and names and addresses of three references to Administrative Coordinator, Rana Laboratory, Center for Drug Discovery Innovation, Moores Cancer Center, Institute for Genomic Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA.



At the University of California San Diego, we constantly push boundaries and challenge expectations. Established in 1960, UC San Diego has been shaped by exceptional scholars who aren’t afraid to take risks and redefine conventional wisdom. Today, as one of the top 15 research universities in the world, we are driving innovation and change to advance society, propel economic growth and make our world a better place. 

UC San Diego’s main campus is located near the Pacific Ocean on 1,200 acres of coastal woodland in La Jolla, California. The campus sits on land formerly inhabited by Kumeyaay tribal members, the original native inhabitants of San Diego County. UC San Diego’s rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools.

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