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Posted April 14, 2016

Postdoctoral Researcher – Wuhan University

The Qin group of Wuhan University of Technology (Wuhan, P.R.China) is seeking highly motivated and energetic lab-based post-doctors with strong experience in synthetic organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry for our expanding medicinal chemistry projects. The successful candidates will be responsible for driving drug discovery in a pre-clinical, fast-paced discovery research environment through the conceptualization, synthesis and characterization of small molecules. The qualified candidates should have received their Doctor degree awarded in less three years (from the date of awarding) in the field of organic or medicinal chemistry. Applicants should maintain high lab presence and possess broad scientific knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories in organic chemistry. Interested individuals please contact Professor Qin: qinhuali@scripps.edu or qinhuali00@163.com"


Posted April 13, 2016

Postdoctoral Researcher – Synthetic Organic & Medicinal Chemistry

Postdoctoral Researcher position is immediately available in the VCU Department of Medicinal Chemistry to develop C-H Activation chemistry transformations catalyzed by novel heterogeneous catalysts and apply these reactions to the synthesis of pharmaceutically relevant molecules. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic or Medicinal Chemistry and a strong background in palladium-catalyzed C-H activation or C-C coupling reactions and multi-step organic synthesis. This highly motivated candidate is expected to be responsible for both methodology development and target-oriented small-molecule synthesis.

Job Duties are laboratory research in synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry, including:

  • Perform experiments independently with minimal supervision;
  • Conduct library work and computer searches for literature relative to research topic;
  • Perform multiple tasks and adapt to various methodologies in the laboratory;
  • Keep detailed notes and records pertaining to all research work.
  • Oversee the cleaning, organization, and maintenance of the laboratory and equipment;
  • Understand and comply with laboratory safety protocols and employ them in the course of all work
  • In additional to laboratory research work, the following scholarly work will also be expected:

  • Attend and participate in scientific group meetings and departmental seminars.
  • Assist in the training of graduate students.
  • Assist the P.I. in preparation of research results for publication in scientific journals, grant applications, and presentation at scientific meetings.
  • Present research at scientific conferences.
  • Interested applicants should apply by email to Dr. Keith C. Ellis, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University (kcellis@vcu.edu). Please attach a cover letter, CV, summary of research experience, and complete contact info for three professional references. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  The position begins on May 1st, 2016 or a mutually agreed upon date. For more information on Dr. Ellis’ research please visit http://www.people.vcu.edu/~kcellis/Welcome.html.


    Posted April 13, 2016

    Postdoctoral Researcher – University of Tennessee Health Science Center

    Dr. Michio Kurosu at University of Tennessee Health Science Center is seeking a Ph.D. synthetic chemist who will be engaged in synthesis of small to chiral molecules for identification of new antibacterial agents. His lab has been developing new drug lead for Gram-negative bacteria and identifying new approaches to treat MDR-pathogens. This position requires skill of multistep organic chemistries. Additional experiences of HPLC analysis and purification and other analytical tools are plus. Ph.D. of biochemistry is also considered. Fresh Ph.D. and students who are graduating this year in the U.S will be considered for this position. Your CV and brief research summary should be sent to mkurosu@uithsc.edu. Starting date: July 1, 2016.

    Qualifications:
    · Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry
    · Experience in synthetic chemistry
    · Communication skills


    Posted April 4, 2016

    Postdoctoral Researcher – Synthetic Organic & Medicinal Chemistry

    A Postdoctoral Researcher position is immediately available in the VCU Department of Medicinal Chemistry to develop C-H Activation chemistry transformations catalyzed by novel heterogeneous catalysts and apply these reactions to the synthesis of pharmaceutically relevant molecules.

    The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic or Medicinal Chemistry and a strong background in palladium-catalyzed C-H activation or C-C coupling reactions and multi-step organic synthesis. This highly motivated candidate is expected to be responsible for both methodology development and target-oriented small-molecule synthesis.

    Job Duties: Laboratory research in synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry, including:

    • Perform experiments independently with minimal supervision;

    • Conduct library work and computer searches for literature relative to research topic;

    • Perform multiple tasks and adapt to various methodologies in the laboratory;

    • Keep detailed notes and records pertaining to all research work.

    • Oversee the cleaning, organization, and maintenance of the laboratory and equipment;

    • Understand and comply with laboratory safety protocols and employ them in the course of all work

    In addition to laboratory research work, the following scholarly work will also be expected to:

    • Attend and participate in scientific group meetings and departmental seminars.

    • Assist in the training of graduate students.

    • Assist the P.I. in preparation of research results for publication in scientific journals, grant applications, and presentation at scientific meetings.

    • Present research at scientific conferences.

    Interested applicants should apply by email to Dr. Keith C. Ellis, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University (kcellis@vcu.edu). Please attach a cover letter, CV, summary of research experience, and complete contact info for three professional references. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The position begins on May 1st, 2016 or a mutually agreed upon date. For more information on Dr. Ellis’ research please visit http://www.pharmacy.vcu.edu/medchem/facdetail.aspx?id=880.


    Posted Feb 23, 2016

    Position: Post-doctoral Fellow at Snieckus Innovations (Queen’s University, Kingston ON, Canada)

    Nature of position:

    Qualifications:

    Starting date:

    How to Apply:
    Send your resume and cover letter to info@snieckusinnovations.ca

    For details about us, visit http://www.snieckusinnovations.ca/.

    Selected candidate will be interviewed by Skype.


    Posted Feb 21, 2016

    Postdoctoral Scholar Positions - Emory University

    Overview: As a postdoctoral fellow in computational chemistry/chemoinformatics, the applicant will be hosted in the laboratory of Professor D.C. Liotta. (https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/liotta/ ) Investigation will be centered at the interface between computational biology and chemistry, developing and applying methods to facilitate lead identification and optimization. Work will be conducted in a collegial environment and involve close collaborations with chemists, biologists, pharmacologists and medicinal chemists. Required Experience and Skills: Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of two- and three-dimensional methods for ligand- and structure-based virtual screening, QSAR, data mining, homology modeling, molecular dynamics, docking and scoring. Experience in at least one standard scientific modeling package, i.e. Schrodinger Small Molecule Drug Discovery suite, Pipeline Pilot, Openeye or Knime. Proficiency in one or more scripting or programming languages and have experience with Linux systems administration. Must have excellent writing and communication skills, and speak fluent English to allow for productive interaction with medicinal chemist, pharmacologist and biologists Qualifications Education Minimum Requirements: PhD in computational chemistry/chemoinformatics, pharmacology, or computational biology obtained before May 31, 2016. 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.