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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 July 2, 2015

Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Dr. Michio Kurosu at University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy has opening position of postdoctoral fellow(s). His group is identifying new drug target for MDR bacterial infections and developing new drug leads. Strong synthetic background for the synthesis of glycol-peptide or complex natural products is required for this position. He is also looking for a microbiologist/enzymologist. UTHSC offers salary range between $40,000-45,000 plus benefits. Applicants should send CV, research summary, and list of three references to Dr. Michio Kurosu at mkurosu@uthsc.edu. This position is preferable only to Ph.D. scientists (or graduating soon) located in the U.S.

Posted July 2, 2015

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Medicinal Chemistry for Cancer Drug Discovery University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Prof. Jolanta Grembecka, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, to develop small molecule inhibitors for targeted therapies in cancer. We are seeking for highly motivated synthetic organic chemists and medicinal chemists to join a comprehensive drug discovery program. Dr. Grembecka’s lab is conducting highly interdisciplinary research focused on pre-clinical development of novel anti-cancer drugs, which covers medicinal chemistry, structural biology, biochemical and biophysical assays, biological and animal studies. The successful candidate will be involved in designing and synthesis of small molecule inhibitors targeting proteins as potential anti-cancer agents with a major focus on synthesis of heterocyclic compounds targeting protein-protein interactions relevant to cancer. The duties will include design and synthesis of new analogues of existing leads to develop biologically active compounds for testing in cancer cells and animals. The candidate must be independent in designing synthetic routes, solving challenging synthetic problems, efficient in synthesizing targeted molecules, including multi-step synthesis.

Requirements: Applicant must have PhD in synthetic organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry and be a first author on at least 3 publications. This position requires extensive experience in designing synthetic routes for new classes of compounds, solving challenging synthetic problems, SAR analysis. Applicant needs an expertise in using HPLC, NMR and MS for organic chemistry applications. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required. Please submit cover letter, CV, and contact information for 2-3 references combined into one PDF file by e-mail to: jolantag@umich.edu. Contact: Jolanta Grembecka, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA

Posted June 26, 2015

The LSU Department of Chemistry is advertising for a Postdoctoral Researcher position to conduct research in synthesis of peptide natural products under the supervision of Dr. Carol Taylor, Chair and Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Louisiana State University.  The Postdoctoral Researcher will be a dedicated organic chemist, skilled in the execution of modern asymmetric synthesis, with a proven track record of leading projects and delivering on the synthesis of complex target molecules.  Research also involves rigorous characterization of compounds and active contributions to laboratory organization and maintenance is expected.  The successful applicant will work in a small team in LSU's state-of-art Chemistry and Materials Building. 

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in organic chemistry or related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in peptide synthesis and cyclization reactions would be highly advantageous; experience of a range of reactions; experience with polar molecules and their purification and characterization.

An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application deadline is July 10, 2015 or until a candidate is selected. Apply online at https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59539

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer

Posted June 26, 2015

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION at Oregon State University A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available immediately in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Oregon State University in the areas of synthetic organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry. We are interested in discovering small molecules for treating infectious diseases and cancer. The available position will be involved in the discovery of inhibitors for a novel protein involved in biofilm formation. The successful candidate will design synthetic routes and synthesize small molecules to inhibit this protein. The postdoctoral scholar will have the opportunity to learn medicinal chemistry principles and protein crystal structure based drug design. We are also interested in developing new synthetic methods for complex structures found in natural products and bioactive molecules. The successful candidate may subsequently work in this area. Must have a recent Ph.D. in chemistry with experience in synthetic chemistry, such as natural products synthesis, or synthetic method development. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal/extension up to 2 additional years. Oregon State University is located in Corvallis Oregon between Portland and Eugene. Ocean, beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high deserts, and the Coastal and Cascade Mountain Ranges are within a 100-mile drive of Corvallis. The department of Biomedical Sciences is a multi-disciplinary department with expertise ranging from infectious disease biology to chemistry and is in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. For more information about the Postdoc Scholar Appointment including salary rates please see: http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 professional references to Deidre Johns at Deidre.Johns@oregonstate.edu.

Posted June 26, 2015

Postdoctoral Position in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota The Harki lab in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Minnesota (z.umn.edu/harki) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate. The project involves the design, synthesis, and biochemical testing of small molecule inhibitors of APOBEC3 DNA cytosine deaminases. The ideal candidate will have strong training in synthetic organic chemistry and experience in protein-based spectroscopic assays. Highly motivated applicants with a desire to work across the chemistry-biology interface are encouraged to apply. To apply, email (or mail) Professor Harki, daharki@umn.edu, the following application materials: (I) A summary of research accomplishments, (II) a current CV, and (III) two letters of recommendation, with one letter being from the applicant's Ph.D. advisor. Only complete applications will be considered.

Posted June 26, 2015

Postdoctoral Associate Position– Nanomaterials for Biomedical Delivery: Announcing a joint postdoctoral associate position for a highly collaborative project in the research groups of Professor Dennis Liotta and Professor Eilaf Ahmed in the Department of Chemistry and the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University. This position seeks a chemist, biomaterial scientist, an engineer, or materials scientist with a strong background in biomaterials and cell culture. The successful candidate is expected to have research experience in the design & synthesis of diagnostic and therapeutic nanomaterials, modification of biomolecules for bio-conjugation, cell culture, and cell proliferation assays. Background in organic and/or polymer synthesis, functionalization and characterization is required. This collaborative project will cover aspects of drug discovery, biomaterials, drug delivery, cell and vascular biology, and animal studies. The joint project will develop a new platform of smart biomaterials as vehicles for drug delivery and for encapsulation of therapeutics for altered pharmacokinetics and bioavailability. The project involves collaborations with the Emory Institute for Drug Development. Applicants should send their CV, a summary of previous work and future goals, and contact information of three references to eilaf1408@emory.edu and dliotta@emory.edu.


Posted May 22, 2015

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS (2) in chemistry at the University of Houston. Successful candidate must have a recent PhD in synthetic organic or inorganic chemistry. Project involves the design, synthesis and study of metal-based catalysts for artificial photosynthesis. Candidate should be familiar with basic synthetic techniques, coordination chemistry, NMR spectroscopy, UV-visible and emission spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and mass spectroscopy. Submit cover letter, CV and research summary to thummel@uh.edu.

Posted May 5, 2015


The Emory Institute for Drug Development, Atlanta, GA

Fully Funded Postdoctoral Positions Available


If you are a talented and driven synthetic chemist;

If you are ambitious and want to apply your skills to solving real world problems;

If you are hungry to acquire the skills necessary to compete for coveted positions in the pharmaceutical industry;

You cannot find a stronger training environment than the Emory Institute for Drug Development, and we want to hear from you.

The Emory Institute for Drug Development (EIDD) has a number of fully funded postdoctoral positions available for outstanding synthetic chemists who are highly motivated and want to apply their skills in a way that will make a tangible impact on real-world problems. We are a growing institute, currently numbering 20+ researchers, dedicated to the discovery and development of antiviral drugs for emerging pathogens and biodefense threats. We offer state-of-the-art facilities and a multidisciplinary research environment staffed with successful and renown thought leaders from both industry and academia. Our research programs, both internally and collaboratively, encompass the full range of experience and capabilities to move projects from the stage of academic innovation, through to regulatory submission of an IND both internally and with industrial partners. Our chemistry group currently has postdoctoral openings in our medicinal chemistry group. Successful candidates will work closely with experienced, multidisciplinary project leaders and expand their skill set with the tools needed to design, synthesize, test and advance effective new therapies.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and research summary to: eidd-applications@emory.edu



Posted Apr 7, 2015


POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS available to study medicinal chemistry. Individuals with strong skills in synthetic and medicinal chemistry are encouraged to apply. For an overview of our current research projects, see https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/liotta/ Please submit a CV and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Dennis Liotta c/o Cynthia Gaillard, Department of Chemistry, 1521 Dickey Drive, Suite E305, Atlanta, GA 30322 cgailla@emory.edu.

Eligibility - Must have a Ph.D. in organic or medicinal chemistry, and accepted publications in high quality journals. Start date negotiable.


Posted Apr 7, 2015

Postdoctoral Positions – Vanderbilt University/Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS available to work on translational drug discovery projects and learn real-world medicinal chemistry and drug development for CNS disorders. Qualified applicants will possess strong skills in synthetic organic chemistry and a desire to apply synthetic skills to complex biological problems. Join a multi-discipline team and contribute to the discovery of the next generation therapeutics for schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, anxiety, Rett Syndrome and other rare and neglected CNS disorders. If interested, please email your CV to: craig.lindsley@vanderbilt.edu