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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 August 6,, 2015


Postdoctoral Position in Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota

A postdoc position in synthetic medicinal chemistry is immediately available in the Wang group at the Center for Drug Design, University of Minnesota (http://drugdesign.umn.edu/bio/cdd-faculty-staff/zhengqiang-wang).  The main duties of the position are to design and synthesize small molecule inhibitors against various viral and/or cellular protein targets for highly interdisciplinary NIH-funded drug discovery projects. All applicants must have a PhD in organic or medicinal chemistry with extensive experience in organic synthesis and good working knowledge of analytical methods including NMR, HPLC and LC-MS. Successful candidates will also be able to work and communicate within an interdisciplinary team. Fresh PhD graduates with experience in heterocylic chemistry are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should submit via email (wangx472@umn.edu) an application package consisting of cover letter, CV, research summary and a list of three references. All files should be prepared in PDF and the email subject line should be "Postdoc".

Posted August 6,, 2015

Postdoctoral Researcher at Oklahoma State University

A funded postdoctoral appointment in the research group of Professor Jimmie Weaver at Oklahoma State University is available for one year beginning September 1, 2015, with possible renewal for a second year upon mutual consent. The Weaver research group has long-standing interest in the development of synthetic methodology to access novel or difficult to reach chemical space. In the current project, the successful candidate will develop such methodology. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in chemistry. Past experience in synthesis, medicinal-chemistry, catalysis, photochemistry or fluorine chemistry is advantageous.

DEADLINE: August 10, 2015 or until filled.

Position subject to availability of funds. Oklahoma State University is an AA/EEO/E-verify employer committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.

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 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