Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences
Location: Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time: Full Time
The Center for Drug Discovery, Northeastern University, is dedicated to discovering novel medications, developing technologies that increase the success of discovering new therapeutic agents, and training students and researchers in the multidisciplinary field of drug discovery. To help fulfill this mission, we seek a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate experienced in organic chemistry and synthesis. The appointment generally does not extend beyond two years. Under the direction of the Center's Director, the candidate will independently design and synthesize novel compounds, develop novel and suitable synthetic routes for chemistry scaffolds leading to potent ligands, record, analyze, and interpret resulting data, organize the data into a form suitable for peer-reviewed publications, patent filing, new grant submissions and existing/funded grant reports, and plan future experimental approaches. As required, the candidate will also develop novel, economical, scalable and reproducible synthetic routes for the re-synthesis of key synthetic intermediates and lead compounds to facilitate further in vitro and in vivo testing. As a team player, he/she will be expected to actively participate in Center meetings and seminars, collaborate and work with the Center's interdisciplinary teams and help set project goals and objectives.
There are multiple positions available.
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Pharmacology, with the ability to perform chemistry or biochemistry experiments as instructed by a senior scientist. The candidate must be able to undertake substantially full-time research and work under the supervision of a senior scientist. Applicants should have specific experience and expertise in organic chemistry, chemical synthesis and/or medicinal chemistry. Your CV must clearly identify this training and/or experience. The applicant must have a proven track record of academic accomplishments in the form of peer-reviewed publications in reputable organic/medicinal chemistry journals and/or patent filings. Knowledge of good chemical and laboratory safety procedures is mandatory. Superior knowledge and use of 1D and 2D NMR techniques (1H, 13C, etc.); knowledge of purification techniques (Flash purification, HPLC, LCMS, etc.) is required. Knowledge of parallel synthesis techniques, solid-phase synthesis and microwave synthesis will be advantageous. Good communication, and interpersonal skills and prior experience in a drug discovery setting will be an asset.
Additional Information: The School of Pharmacy is dedicated to excellence in pharmacy-related education, research and service, including the provision of patient care. Our programs promote intellectual growth, professionalism, and life-long learning. The school contributes to improved individual and population health through the generation and dissemination of new knowledge and through scholarship and community service. The research by School of Pharmacy principal investigators places the School among the top schools of pharmacy nationwide in NIH funding. Research programs range from bench science to transitional research to collaborations in Bostons underserved communities, high tech pharmaceutical industry, world-renowned teaching hospitals, and research institutes.
Bouv College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members and approximately 2,100 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the Universitys mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs.
Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in our international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship that is focused on finding solutions to health challenges is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern and advancing its position amongst the nations top research universities. The University is now a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nations premier cooperative education program.
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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
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Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, a...nd global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.