Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Boston Main Campus
Division/College: College of Science
FT/PT: Full Time
Postdoctoral Research Associate: Medicinal Chemistry. Multiple postdoctoral positions in medicinal chemistry are open in the Pollastri Laboratory for Neglected Tropical Disease Drug Discovery to contribute to a collaboration focused on development of novel small molecule therapeutics for neglected tropical diseases. This research associate will be responsible for the synthesis and purification of bioactive small organic molecules, characterization of the synthesized compounds by spectrometric techniques (NMR, LC/MS, IR), and performance of related laboratory maintenance. This researcher will be expected to independently analyze, interpret, and communicate research results. In addition to honing synthetic and medicinal chemistry skills, the researcher(s) will be trained in the routine use of computational and cheminformatics techniques. The researcher will also be charged with operation, maintenance, and training on automated analytical and purification equipment in the lab.
Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry; strong technical expertise and demonstrated independence in modern synthetic methodologies and techniques; extensive experience in synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic molecules using modern chromatographic and analytical techniques; solid knowledge of computers and experience with databases; strong inclination for equipment operation and maintenance with a proven track record; excellent communication, organization and time management skills.
How to apply: Applications should contain a cover letter briefly describing candidate's background and specific research interests, a full CV with a publication list, Ph.D. completion date, and the names of contact information for three references who might be contacted for recommendations. Review of applications will begin immediately.
The position will be available starting immediately, and the appointment will be for one year, renewable for an additional 1-2 years, depending on continuation of funding.
Requisition Number: STFR005163
Internal Number: 59036
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