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CHE Post-Doctoral Researcher

Portland State University

Job Description

CHE Post-Doctoral Researcher

Full Job Description

Position Details

Proposed Start Date
10/17/2022

Rank
N - No Rank

Working Title
CHE Post-Doctoral Researcher

Position Number
D93432

Representation
UU - Unclassified Unrepresented

Faculty Type
Post-Doc Researcher

Fixed Term End Date:
10/31/2023

Position FTE
1

Term of Service
12 month
Position Summary

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept
Portland State University is Oregon’s most affordable public research university, located in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities. Our mission to “let knowledge serve the city” reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action — in Portland and around the world. The city is our campus, giving students unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community partners.

More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement and innovation.

As the central science, research in chemistry is foundational to understanding and improving the world in which we live. From diagnosing and treating disease, through solving the world’s energy crisis, to understanding the origins of life itself, chemistry research at Portland State University is focused on both fundamental and practical problems facing our world today. This work is enhanced through strong ties to local and statewide research initiatives and collaborations with other Portland State faculty as well as researchers across the nation and around the globe. The active incorporation of research discoveries into teaching programs and academic and industrial collaborations is a distinctive feature of the Department of Chemistry and provides students with a world-class interdisciplinary education.
While chemistry faculty at Portland State have research programs rooted in the traditional chemistry disciplines (analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry), interdisciplinary research is an integral part of our program. Portland State University faculty pursue research in biophysics, catalysis, chemical biology, chemistry education, molecular imaging, nanotechnology, renewable energy, sensors, synthesis, therapeutics, and environmental, green, materials, and systems chemistry https://www.pdx.edu/chemistry/

Position Summary
The Post-doctoral Researcher will design and synthesize novel analogues for antimalarial testing, specifically efforts will be focused on the optimization and scale-up synthesis of our lead antimalarial candidates for the preclinical studies.

Primary Activity
R - Research

Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD or terminal degree in Chemistry or related field

Preferred Qualifications

Key Cultural Competencies
  • Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences.
  • Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Seek opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
  • Adhere to all of PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Environmental Stewardship
Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.

Professional Standards of Conduct
At Portland State University, all employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner which maintains a safe, respectful, and productive environment for faculty, students, administrators, and staff. It is the responsibility of every member of the Portland State University community to conduct themselves in accordance with our PSU Professional Standards of Conduct which are available at www.pdx.edu/hr/professional-standards-conduct.

Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement
The starting annual salary for this position will be $54,840 but may be negotiated above this rate dependent upon the number of years of post-doctoral experience, the budget of the hiring department, and approval from HR.

An excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon University System schools : https://www.pdx.edu/human-resources/benefits-overview

Please visit our total compensation calculator to see the full value of our benefits package : https://www.pdx.edu/human-resources/psu-total-compensation-calculator
Application Instructions

Additional Information
If you are selected as a finalist, your references will be asked to upload their letters of recommendation.

Additional Application Instructions (deadlines, etc.)

Does this position require the employee to drive a motor vehicle?
No

Background Check Required
Yes

If you have questions
Please contact Papireddy Kancharla at papiredd@pdx.edu

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