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Alcohol Associated Disorders - Medicinal Chemistry

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

Position Description:

A post-doctoral position is available in the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA/NIH) Section on Medicinal Chemistry at our Rockville-Maryland location. The lab is interested in developing new therapeutics for alcohol associated disorders. The project will involve the generation and testing of new molecular probes and drug-like molecules for studying several classes of GPCRs and various signaling pathways related to inflammatory and fibrotic diseases.


Position requires a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry/medicinal chemistry/chemical biology with zero to two years of post-doctoral experience. The candidate should be highly motivated, able to work independently and be well-trained in the field of organic synthesis. Strong background in natural products multi-step synthesis and methodology development is preferred. Expertise in analytical chemistry techniques (NMR, HPLC, LC-MS) is expected. Prior experience in computational chemistry and/or cell-based assays is a major advantage. The candidate should be a dynamic, creative thinker and team player able to work on multiple projects and in a highly collaborative environment. Qualified candidates must possess good oral and written communication skills as evidenced by presentation in conferences and a good publication record. The salary and benefits are as per NIH regulations commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae/resume, list of skill set, research summary/career goals, and names of three references to Please indicate an estimate of when you would be available to start.


This post will be available until January 2, 2021 or until filled.

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