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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 Oct 28, 2014

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Macromolecular Crystal Preparation for NSLS-II 2-year Term Position

BNL Overview: Brookhaven National Laboratory is a nonprofit research and development institution whose purpose is to advance ideas and knowledge through a multidisciplinary program of basic and applied research.

Project Overview: A postdoctoral position is available to develop new crystal-preparation technologies to advance the use of serial macromolecular crystallography (MX) at NSLS-II. This new synchrotron will soon begin operation at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The individual will develop technologies for crystallization, drug discovery, and crystal handling to make serial crystallography possible, using various technologies, including acoustic droplet ejection (ADE).

The project will provide the capability for experimenters to employ nanoliter quantities of material to produce specimens for diffraction studies with a large number of discrete experiments in a small area. This will exploit the micro-beam capabilities of NSLS-II MX beamlines; both room temperature and cryogenic serial crystallography strategies will be explored. High-throughput screening will be used for different types of structural biology projects (crystallization conditions, fragment binding, etc). The individual will work closely with a broad technology-development team. Our team members have different areas of expertise, from 3D labware design to research on medically relevant expressed proteins. No experience with ADE is necessary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will assist in the development and implementation of procedures and computer algorithms that leverage the Echo 550 instrument for macromolecular crystallography applications for serial crystallography applications in the few-nanoliter regime. The candidate will also develop novel technologies as well as improve existing technologies, and will have opportunities to participate in other related projects in a large and diverse group.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ph.D. in an appropriate chemistry, biology, or physics discipline; structural biology, crystallography, or a related field will have preference Demonstrated experience (preferably including publications) in innovative experimentation and/or methods development with crystallography or drug discovery. Experience with conventional crystallization, and familiarity with micro crystallization and handling of micro crystals will be valuable. Experience in computer programming. The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to work with a team.

Other Information: BNL policy states that Research Associate appointments may be made to those who have received their doctoral degrees within the past five years.

Please apply to Job # 137 on our jobs website: http://www.bnl.gov/HR/careers/

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes but is not limited to: Medical Plans Vacation Holidays Dental Plans Life Insurance 401(k) Plan On-site Child Development Center, Swimming Pool, Weight room Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits.


Posted Oct 23, 2014

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Relevant to a project that was recently published on Nature Communications 4, 1923 (2013), doi:10.1038/ncomms2912, Ahn’s laboratory in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Texas at Dallas has an immediate opening for Postdoctoral Research Associates with a strong background in organic synthesis for designing and synthesizing small molecules for inhibiting protein-protein interactions. Strong organic synthesis skill is required.


Posted Oct 23, 2014

Postdoctoral Research Associate- Georgia Regents University

Job Information: Beginning November 2014, at Georgia Regents University, the Department of Chemistry and Physics in the laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design is offering an exciting opportunity for a full time Postdoctoral Research Associate. The focus of the laboratory is on the rational design and synthesis of small molecules that are then evaluated for the potential to prevent and/or treat cancer. The position is for one year with the possibility for extension for one more year.

PhD in synthetic organic chemistry
A strong synthetic organic chemistry background is required with good working knowledge of NMR, HPLC, and LC-MS
Strong written and oral communication skills are required for effective drug discovery team participation
Excellent organizational and computer skills along with the ability to accurately and efficiently multi-task are also necessary
Desire to supervise undergraduate research
Knowledge of molecular modeling and docking

Responsibilities: The duties include, but are not limited to the following: Performing laboratory studies in support of collaborative research with the Cancer Center; conducting and analyzing results of experiments and procedures using relevant laboratory, instrumental, and computational methods; coordinating and participating in research of scientific literature; summarizing and evaluating findings; composing articles for publication in scientific journals, reviewing articles prepared by others; supervising and coordinating activities of students and other research personnel engaged in related research activities; advising other research personnel of techniques, procedures, and other aspects of research activities; and other duties as assigned.

Shift/Salary: Shift: Days/M-F
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience of candidate.
Recruitment Period: 10/10/2014 - Until Filled

Other Information: This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Georgia Regents University of Augusta is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."
Georgia Regents University of Augusta is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Georgia Regents University of Augusta is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Conditions of Employment: All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review. For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) credit check.

Applicants should fill out online application and send their cover letter, CV, and contact information of three referees by email to: ilebedyeva@gru.edu


Posted Oct 5, 2014

Postdoctoral Position in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota

The Harki lab (http://www.medicinal-chemistry.org/harki) in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Minnesota 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 Professor Harki, daharki@umn.edu, the following application materials: (I) A cover letter expressing interest in the position and the applicant's qualifications, (II) a current CV, and (III) names of 3 people that can provide letters of recommendation upon request. Only complete applications will be considered.


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=146382 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.