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If you are seeking to fill a postdoctoral position and would like a "postdoc wanted" tag next to your name, please email me. The posting date for the tag will be included, and the tag will be removed 3 months after posting unless otherwise requested.

I will also post a full postdoc ad below. The ad will be linked to the "postdoc wanted" tag next to your name.

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 August 6, 2014

Postdoctoral Position at Thomas Jefferson School of Pharmacy

Beginning January 2015, at the Thomas Jefferson School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the laboratory of Dr. Jitendra D. Belani, an exciting opportunity for a full time Postdoctoral Fellow is available. The focus of the laboratory is on the rational design, synthesis, and evaluation of novel small molecules with a potential to prevent and/or treat cancer. The laboratory is also interested in discovery of novel reactions based on C-H activation.

1. PhD in synthetic organic chemistry
2. A strong synthetic organic chemistry background is required with good working knowledge of NMR, HPLC and LC-MS.
3. Experience with transition metal catalyzed reactions is a plus.
4. Strong written and oral communication skills are required for effective drug discovery team participation.
5. Excellent organizational and computer skills along with the ability to accurately and efficiently multi-task are also necessary.

To apply: Applicants should send their cover letter, CV, a summary of their research experience and contact information of three references by email to: Dr. Jitendra Belani, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jefferson School of Pharmacy, Thomas Jefferson University, 901 Walnut St, Ste. 919; Philadelphia, PA 19107. Email: Jitendra.Belani@jefferson.edu


Posted August 6, 2014

Postdoctoral Position at Baylor University

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Baylor University to join the research team of Dr. Kevin G. Pinney. Candidates for this position should have a strong, demonstrated command of synthetic organic chemistry, be innovative and imaginative, work well both independently and as part of a collaborative team, and possess excellent communication and leadership skills. Well-established research projects in the Pinney Laboratory at Baylor University focus on understanding the salient features of small molecule molecular recognition of selected bioreceptors including proteins and enzymes. Specific research projects include: vascular disrupting agents (VDAs) to selectively starve tumors of oxygen and nutrients, inhibitors of tubulin assembly as antimitotic agents, inhibitors of cathepsin L to limit or arrest cancer metastasis, the synthesis of bioreductively activatable prodrug conjugates (BAPCs) designed to target tumor hypoxia as a means of imparting selectivity in anticancer drug delivery, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) designed to selectively deliver extremely potent small-molecule anti-cancer agents, and inhibitors of cruzain as potential treatment agents for Chagas’ disease. Nearly all of these projects are collaborative in nature between the Pinney Group (synthetic and medicinal chemistry) and Trawick Group (biochemistry and cell biology) both at Baylor University. Applicants should apply online and attach a cover letter, CV, and brief research description using the link: https://jobs.baylor.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=146083 This one-year position is subject to extension upon mutual agreement and the availability of necessary research funds. For additional information on the Pinney Research Group: https://bearspace.baylor.edu/Kevin_Pinney/www/ http://www.baylor.edu/chemistry/index.php?id=72110

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.


Posted July 24, 2014

Postdoctoral Position in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

The Hammond Lab at the University of Louisville is seeking a postdoc with a PhD in organic chemistry with experience in transition metal-catalyzed reactions and/or natural compounds synthesis, purification techniques and structural characterization of organic molecules. Please submit CV and contact information for 2-3 references as a single PDF file by e-mail to gb.hammond@louisville.edu.


Posted June 24, 2014

Postdoctoral Position in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

The Guo Laboratory at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln is seeking a highly motivated and qualified postdoctoral candidate to work in the field of Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Applicant must have PhD in Organic Chemistry. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of publication and extensive experiences in the area of contemporary Synthetic Organic Chemistry. The successful candidate is expected to be an independent and very dedicated scholar. Candidate will be expected to work under the guidance of the principal investigator as well as to mentor graduate students and maintain appropriate experimental data. The specific focus of the open position is to synthesize small molecule probes and to develop cellular-compatible reactions for the interrogation of biological mechanisms. This position requires the candidate to independently design synthetic routes for new classes of compounds and to solve challenging synthetic problems. The candidate will have plenty of opportunities to learn new knowledge and techniques in protein engineering, synthetic biology, and biomolecular recognition. Please submit CV and contact information for 2-3 references as a single PDF file by e-mail to jguo4@unl.edu


Posted June 10, 2014

Postdoctoral research associate, NIAID - NIH

Gates and NIH-funded postdoctoral research associate positions for OUTSTANDING recent PhD graduates in organic or medicinal chemistry are available IMMEDIATELY at the Tuberculosis Research Section of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease in the group of Dr. Clifton Barry.

These positions require extensive organic synthesis experience. The ideal candidates will also be familiar with basic biochemical techniques and computer-aided drug design approaches/software. Successful candidates must be highly motivated and able to work as part of an interdisciplinary team focused on drug discovery. Since candidates will be required to undergo an interview, applicants from North American and Europe will be given priority.

General information about TBRS projects can be found at: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/labsandresources/labs/aboutlabs/lcid/tuberculosisresearchsection/Pages/barry.aspx 

 APPLICATIONS should consist of a cover letter describing your short- and long-term professional goals, research experience, and earliest start date; a curriculum vitae; and the names and e-mail addresses of at least three references, one of whom must be your current supervisor. Send applications by e-mail to ccaldrich8@gmail.com.


Posted June 5, 2014

Postdoctoral research associate, UC Davis

A postdoctoral research associate position in the group of Mark Mascal at UC Davis is available from August 1. The project involves the valorization of plant biomass by catalytic conversion into synthetically versatile platform molecules. Highly creative individuals with exceptional skills in synthetic organic chemistry and structural analysis should email a CV including the names and email addresses of three mentors who have agreed to write letters of recommendation on your behalf.