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For those faculty who are seeking to fill a postdoc position in synthetic organic chemistry, but who are not listed on the organiclinks directory, I will be glad to post your ad below.

Posted Nov 13, 2015

Postdoctoral Scholar Positions - University of Toledo

A synthetic/chemical biologist postdoctoral fellow position is now available at The University of Toledo, OH in the Andreana Research Group. The candidate must have a Ph.D. (or pending Ph.D.) in synthetic organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and/or chemical biology with heavy emphasis on carbohydrate-based chemistry. The successful candidate will be involved in a project that WILL entail synthesis and biology including working with mouse models. The project will involve:

1. Synthesis of carbohydrate antigens
2. Natural product isolation of capsular polysaccharides
3. Synthesis of chemical tools for ELISA, ITC, and FACS studies
4. Immunization studies utilizing mouse models

The candidate does not need to be highly trained in biology but a defined skill-set is definitely welcomed. All candidates will be trained in the biological realm of the research.

Research in the Andreana Research Group is highly team-oriented, and therefore the candidate will be working along side graduate students and other postdoctoral fellows. The Andreana Research Group is also involved in multi-PI collaborative efforts (Henry Ford Health System and Karmanos Cancer Institute) and it is expected that the candidate will also have opportunities to be trained in other scientific areas such as toxicology, pharmacology and small molecule biochemistry as well as . Opportunities also exist for career development including a summer exchange program where the emphasis is focused on developing finely-tuned teaching/scientific communication skills.

Interested applicants should send their CV, research summary, and should also briefly explain in a cover letter (1/2 - 1 page) their enthusiasm to conduct multi-disciplinary research. The anticipated start date is January/February, 2016 or negotiable pending currently situation. Applicants may send their materials directly to: peter.andreana@utoledo.edu

Posted Oct 24, 2015

Postdoctoral Scholar Positions - University of Minnesota

SEVERAL POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS are immediately available at the University of Minnesota, Department of Medicinal Chemistry for synthetic organic chemists. All applicants must have a Ph.D. in organic or medicinal chemistry. Extensive experience in organic synthesis including outstanding problem-solving abilities, mastery of organic chemistry and mechanism, superior knowledge of analytical methods including NMR, HPLC and LC-MS is required. Successful candidates must also be able to work within an interdisciplinary team and have excellent written and oral communication skills. Candidates should be extremely well organized and maintain a detailed laboratory notebook and an up-to-date inventory of all compounds and biochemical reagents. The research project will provide the candidate hands on training in medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, microbiology, drug metabolism, and pharmacokinetics. Typically, projects require ~60-70% organic synthesis and ~30-40% for biological characterization of their compounds. Each postdoc is responsible for all aspects of their project. Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief research summary, and contact information for three references in PDF format to Dr. Courtney Aldrich with “postdoctoral position” in the subject line. The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted Oct 18, 2015

Postdoctoral Scholar Position - Marquette University

A skilled and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow is needed to join our research program at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A Ph.D. (or pending Ph.D.) in synthetic organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or chemical biology is required. The successful candidate will be involved in one or more of the following projects:

1. Medicinal chemistry and chemical biology of compounds that modulate the signaling of a class of GPCRs called Protease-Activated Receptors (PARs), for applications in cardiovascular disease and sepsis.

2. Development of new synthetic methods and application to the preparation of modified natural product scaffolds for chemical biology and drug discovery.

Research in the Dockendorff Lab is highly team-oriented, and all full-time scientists have the opportunity to mentor more junior researchers, including undergraduates. Medicinal chemistry projects in the Dockendorff lab are highly collaborative, and presently involve biology and analytical chemistry colleagues at Harvard Medical School, the Blood Research Institute, UC-Davis, and UW-Milwaukee.

Interested applicants should send a CV (including 3 or more personal references), research summary, and should explain briefly in a cover letter their interest in the current projects, along with a discussion of their relevant skills and career interests. The anticipated start date is January, 2016. Applicants may apply here.

Posted Oct 18, 2015

Postdoctoral Research Position in Organic Synthesis - Université de Bordeaux

Development of new chiral hypervalent iodine reagents applicable to the concise total synthesis of biologically active natural products

Description: this postdoctoral position in organic synthesis, funded by the Council of the Aquitaine Region, is opened for a 12-month period, starting in January 2016, in the laboratory of Prof. S. Quideau at the University of Bordeaux (ISM, CNRS-UMR 5255). The project will concern the chemistry of hypervalent iodine (iodane)-mediated asymmetric transformations [1-3] and will be specifically aimed at developing new methodologies for the stereocontrolled formation of all- carbon quaternary centers. The postdoctoral fellow will work in tandem with a doctoral student with whom he will be in charge of the synthesis of novel chiral iodine and iodane compounds for their catalytic and/or stoichiometric utilization in carbon–carbon bond-forming reactions. The postdoctoral fellow will then apply these methodologies within the framework of the synthesis of complex natural products.

Application: candidates must hold a doctoral degree in organic chemistry, should have a strong background in asymmetric synthesis, know how to perform multi-step reaction sequences (an experience in natural product synthesis will be appreciated), have the ability to work as part of a team and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

A detailled curriculum vitae and 2 letters of recommendation should be sent before December 1st, 2015 to: Prof. Stéphane Quideau 05 40 00 30 10 Dr. Philippe Peixoto 05 40 00 63 94

Posted Oct 9, 2015

Postdoctoral Scholar Position - University of Nevada, Las Vegas

A postdoctoral scholar position is available in the laboratory of Jun Yong Kang at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar with expertise in synthetic organic chemistry (experiences in the methodology development and/or total synthesis). A successful candidate will be working in the design and synthesis of N-heterocyclic phosphine organocatalysts and their application to the discovery of new cascade reactions. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research summary, and contact information for 3 references to Prof. Kang at junyong.kang@unlv.edu.

Posted Sept 23, 2015

Postdoctoral Scholar Position - University of South Florida

The laboratory of Prof. Juan R. Del Valle at the University of South Florida is currently accepting applications for an open Postdoctoral position in Bio-organic Synthesis. Research projects will focus on the synthesis and conformational analysis of biologically active peptidomimetics and/or natural products. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry and a strong background in multi-step organic synthesis. Priority will be given to highly motivated, recent Ph.D. graduates with additional experience in peptide synthesis techniques and structure-activity relationship studies. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Applicants should send a cover letter, complete CV, and contact information for three references electronically to Prof. Del Valle at delvalle@usf.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please visit delvallelab.weebly.com for more information.

Posted Sept 19, 2015

Postdoctoral Position - North Carolina State University

Funded postdoctoral appointments in the research group of Professor Joshua Pierce at North Carolina State University are available. The Pierce group is focused on the synthesis and chemical biology of complex marine natural products. Candidates should have a PhD in Chemistry and experience in synthetic methods, multi-step synthesis, medicinal chemistry and/or chemical biology. The open positions provide competitive stipends and ample opportunity for intellectual contribution and can focus on synthetic chemistry, chemical biology or both depending on the candidates experience and interests, as well as the current needs of the projectßs. Please send an application to Prof Pierce via e-mail (jgpierce@ncsu.edu) with the subject line “post-doc application” and include a current CV, research summary, copies of 2 selected publications and contact information for 3 references. Applications will be accepted until open positions are filled.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Posted Sept 19, 2015ß

Postdoctoral Position - Kansas State University

A full-time postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Department of Chemistry at Kansas State University. We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to join our laboratory. Our group is focused on the mechanistic studies of proteins with pathogenic importance using a combination of approaches including enzymology, biochemistry, chemical biology and synthetic organic chemistry.

The successful candidates should obtain a Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry within past two years. The applicants should have a strong background in designing synthetic routes, carrying out multi-step organic synthesis, and characterizing target molecules. Experience in preparing amino acids and peptides is preferred.

Applicants should have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, excellent written and oral communication skills, and a strong background and publication record. The successful candidate must also value working with faculty and students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Please send your CV, a brief statement of your research experience, and up to three representative publications to Professor Ping Li

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with Board of Regents policy, a background check will be required for the successful candidate.


Posted Sept 19, 2015

Postdoctoral Scholar, Texas A&M University, College Station

Position available immediately in the group of Dr. Kevin Burgess on a project that involves design of small molecules to interact with proteins, either for disrupting protein-protein interactions, or for targeting tumor cells.  The ideal candidate will have experience with synthetic chemistry, but also some expertise with binding, blotting or cellular assays used to monitor protein-protein interactions.


Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter, a complete cv including three professional references, a list of publications, and a short summary of their research so far.

TAMU is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted Sept 18, 2015

Postdoctoral Position in Synthetic Organic Chemistry - University of Minnesota Center for Drug Design

Required: This position requires engagement in the chemical synthesis of biochemical tools and evaluation of potential therapeutics for neurodegenerative disorders, particularly Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. All applicants must either have a recent Ph.D. in organic/medicinal chemistry or a related discipline, or must be reasonably close to completing their Ph.D. thesis.

Preferred: A solid background of organic synthesis is essential, as is good working knowledge of analytical methods such as NMR and various chromatographic tools (HPLC, LC-MS). Particularly desired is experience with the chemistry of amino acids, peptides and peptidomimetics. Demonstrated technical writing skills are essential. The candidate will be offered a range of opportunities to learn experimental and behavioral pharmacology, depending on the candidate's career goals.

Duties/Responsibilities: Design and synthesize small molecules for biochemical tool and lead-compound identification. Formulate strategies for instilling favorable pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics properties into lead compounds. Assist in laboratory equipment organization and maintenance. Work diligently on assigned research projects and maintain accurate records of all research findings. Other duties as assigned.

Program/Unit Description: Please go to www.cdd.umn.edu for more details.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief summary of past research and contact information for three references (one of which must be the Ph.D. thesis advisor) to Dr. Swati S. More at morex002@umn.edu with "postdoctoral position" in the subject line.

Posted Sept 18, 2015

Postdoctoral Position in Synthetic Organic Chemistry - University of Oklahoma

The Duerfeldt Group in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at The University of Oklahoma has an opening for a highly motivated and creative organic synthetic postdoc. The ideal applicant should have a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, or a closely related field. Research projects are summarized on the departmental website (http://chem.ou.edu/adam-duerfeldt). To apply, send a CV, research summary, and contact information for 3 references capable of providing letters upon request to adam.duerfeldt@ou.edu. Only complete applications will be reviewed.