This is a 2-year appointment that serves as a research trainee for the purpose of enhancing and developing research competencies. In this appointment, the postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for providing synthetic chemistry support for small molecule drug discovery and medicinal chemistry optimization. The researcher will participate in planning, designing and conducting highly technical synthetic chemical operations under the supervision of a Principal Investigator and will analyze research data, provide interpretations, contribute to the development of research documentation for publications and provide technical reports, papers and records.
Serves as a research trainee for the purpose of enhancing and developing research competencies.
Participates in planning, designing and conducting highly technical and complex research projects under the direction of a supervisor. May or may not work independently.
Identifies, researches, compiles and evaluates data sources, background information and technology related to the area of specialization
Synthesizes, purifies, and characterizes compounds
Develops Structure-Activity Relationships
Designs analogues for synthesis
Contributes to progress reports, grant applications and publications derived from project data
Operates and maintains scientific equipment
Maintains external awareness of scientific discipline through familiarity with current scientific literature
Observes appropriate safety requirements
PhD in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry or related discipline
Strong synthetic organic chemistry background required
Keen interest in understanding the application of medicinal chemistry principles
Research experience in the field of specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and methods of analysis
Ability to observe appropriate safety requirements
Competency in Microsoft Office Suites Products and other relevant software
Proven ability to work in a collaborative team environment