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The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology
Jupiter, Florida
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 1, 2024

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The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology’s Department of Chemistry in Jupiter, Florida and the University of Florida’s Department of Medicinal Chemistry are jointly hiring a Faculty member in Medicinal Chemistry or Chemical Biology, broadly defined, to be housed on the Jupiter Campus.  Successful candidates will facilitate interactions between the campuses, interfacing basic and translational research using structure-based drug design to address challenges in neuroscience, immunology, microbiology, information sciences, and enabling technologies towards development of novel molecular therapeutics.


The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute and the University of Florida have exceptional resources to support your high-impact science:

  • World class infrastructure in Marine and Bacterial Natural Product Discovery, RNA Structure-Function and Small Molecule targeting.
  • State-of-the-art core facilities, including those in genomics, proteomics, histology, structural biology (cryoEM, X-ray crystallography, and NMR) and a world-class, high-throughput molecular screening center.
  • Close collaboration with the Gainesville Campus across all areas, but especially with the NCI-designated UF Health Cancer Center, the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Center for Neurogenetics, the McKnight Brain Institute, Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, as well as many others that can enable translation of chemical probes into clinical candidates.
  • An outstanding bicoastal Scripps Research graduate program ranked in the top-10 nationally for both chemistry and biological sciences.
  • One of the top medicinal chemistry programs nationwide in the College of Pharmacy
  • A vibrant and collaborative scientific environment Extensive bicoastal and cross-state collaborations with Scripps Research in California and the University of Florida, encouraged with seed funding and newly installed virtual classroom and conference facilities.
  • Easy, encouraged on-campus collaborations among chemists and biologists.
  • New, fully equipped, open-access laboratory space.
  • Family-friendly environment that offers high quality of life with excellent schools, beautiful beaches and easy commutes.

We’re committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining top talent by valuing diversity of thought, skill, and experience. As an equal opportunity employer, we believe in fostering environments where team members feel included, valued for their differences, and empowered to do their best work.




Candidates must have a PhD, MD or equivalent in a relevant discipline, and an outstanding record of research that demonstrates originality in addressing significant questions. Successful candidates will be expected to establish an active research group, be an interactive member of the faculty, and participate in interdisciplinary research and training.


Successful applicants will have a strong scientific program; experience in, and a commitment to, teaching and mentoring graduate students from diverse backgrounds; a corresponding commitment to diversity and equity, and to inter- and intra-campus collaborations. 


Application Instructions


Applications should be submitted through and include:


1) A cover letter


2) A curriculum vitae


3) A research plan


4) The names of three referees.  Please include email and phone number.


Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and will close December 15, 2024.  If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2HRS or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


The University of Florida is an equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under the Florida Sunshine and Public Records laws.



The scientists of The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology work at the exciting interface of chemistry, biology and technology. We blend leading-edge expertise and resources to illuminate the molecular basis of health and disease. Employing unique and advanced tools of drug discovery, we pursue novel treatments for a world of unmet medical needs, in areas including genetic diseases, infectious diseases, brain disorders, autoimmune diseases and cancers.

The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute campus in Jupiter, Florida was founded by Scripps Research, one of the world’s most innovative nonprofit biomedical research organizations. We joined the University of Florida, rated a top public university, in 2022. Together, UF Health and The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute work to advance science, science education and medicine, all for the benefit of humanity. The Skaggs Graduate School of Chemical and Biological Sciences at Scripps Research trains the next generation of scientists on our campus through its nationally recognized Ph.D. program in biomedical sciences.

We offer unique resources for scientists, including our state-of-the-art molecular imaging center, which is equipped with cryo-electron microscopy. Also, following a grant of hundreds of thousands of microbial natural product strains, the institute is home to the Natural Products Discovery Center, where scientists mine the collection for new compounds with potential to treat human disease. Other centers of excellence include the Center for Inflammation Science and Systems Medicine and the Center for RNA Medicine.

Today, around 500 people work at our campus, including 40 principal investigators. Our highly entrepreneurial culture has enabled our scientists to spin off new Florida-based companies at a rate of about one per year, each aimed at accelerating the development of innovative medicines. A 2021 study showed that we produced more than $3.2 billion in economic impact in our first 17 years of operation, not including capital investment in those spinoff companies. Learn more about our research and educational opportunities by exploring our website.

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