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Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacology for Alcohol Use Disorders

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

NIAAA/NIH is looking for a candidate to hold a two-year post-doctoral position in chemistry/pharmacology at our Rockville-Maryland location starting Fall of this year. The lab is involved in developing new therapeutics for alcohol associated disorders. The project will involve the generation of new molecular probes and drug-like molecules for studying several classes of GPCRs and various signaling pathways related to alcohol abuse and substance abuse disorders.


Position requires a Ph.D. degree in organic synthesis/medicinal chemistry/pharmacology with zero to two years of post-doctoral experience. The ideal candidate should be able to work independently and be well-trained in the field of organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry. Prior experience with pharmacological principles and radioligand binding/cell-based assays is essential. Experience in SAR studies and computational modeling is a plus. The candidate should be an independent starter, creative thinker and team player able to work in a highly collaborative environment. Strong background in multi-step synthesis and methodology development is required. Expertise in analytical chemistry techniques (NMR, HPLC, MS) is expected. Qualified candidates must possess good oral and written communication skills. The salary and benefits are as per NIH regulations commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, list of skill set, research summary/career goals, and have three letters of reference sent by email to and Please indicate an estimate of when you would be available to start.


This post will be available until September 11, 2020 or until filled.

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