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Medicinal Chemistry

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, Division of Preclinical Innovation, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking a highly motivated synthetic chemist to serve as a postdoctoral fellow for drug discovery projects within the Therapeutic Development Branch (TDB) of its Division of Preclinical Innovation. The selected candidate will work on a multidisciplinary team to identify clinical candidates to address unmet medical needs.

Core Responsibilities:

The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for designing and synthesizing compounds for structure-activity relationship and structure-property relationship studies; developing new technologies to accelerate drug discovery; presenting results in internal and external meetings; and writing reports and manuscripts. The research will be conducted in the TDB medicinal chemistry group.

Learn more about intramural research at NCATS.

Qualifications:

Applicants should have (or expect to receive) a Ph.D. at the time of joining the laboratory in organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry. The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, possess a strong work ethic, have keen attention to detail, and be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously. The candidate must possess strong oral and written communication skills with a proven publication record in peer-reviewed journals. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for any employer.

Salary/Benefits:

The current salary range is commensurate with experience in accordance with the NIH Postdoctoral Intramural Research Training Award and Visiting Fellow Stipend Ranges for All Areas; health insurance benefits are available. The fellow can take part in Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences courses at the NIH as well.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position, including a research summary; a current curriculum vitae; the names and contact information for three references to Wenwei Huang, Ph.D. at huangwe@mail.nih.gov.

 

This post will be available until May 18, 2021 or until filled.

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