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Postdoctoral Position in Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry

Center for Drug Design, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
$56,000-60,000 per year plus benefits
Closing date
Aug 16, 2024

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Field of specialization
Medicinal / Clinical, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

A Postdoctoral Associate position in synthetic medicinal chemistry is immediately open in the Wang group ( at the Center for Drug Design, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota. The successful candidate will be working on NIH-funded antiviral small molecule drug discovery projects, and will have the opportunity to learn other aspects of drug discovery.


Design and execute multi-step synthetic routes for the preparation of small molecule inhibitors against viral proteins.  Conduct molecular modeling. Properly collect, interpret, manage, and present research data. Must be able to write manuscripts. Participate in research discussion with members of the research team in a highly collaborative research environment.   All applicants must have a PhD in synthetic organic / medicinal chemistry, with extensive experience in organic synthesis. Skills in molecular modeling for structure and ligand-based small molecule inhibitor design are preferred, but not required as training will be provided.

Interested candidates should submit via email ( a single PDF file consisting of the cover letter, CV, research summary and a list of three references to Dr. Zhengqiang (ZQ) Wang. Please use “postdoctoral position” in the subject line.




The Center for Drug Design (CDD) is a distinctive, cutting edge research facility in the Academic Health Center of the University of Minnesota. We are dedicated to: •Providing a research environment for leading scientists •Sharing unique strategies within the scientific community •Developing novel drug therapies •Vigorously pursuing an academic research agenda •Transferring scientific knowledge •Designing and developing new medicines to benefit people worldwide •Supporting the interaction of many disciplines and areas of study •Creating a focal point for research

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