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Post-Doc/Visiting Scientist - Chemistry

The University of Alabama

Job Description

Post-Doc/Visiting Scientist - Chemistry

Full Job Description

  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Research/Scientific
  • Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
  • Closing at: Oct 19 2022 at 22:55 CDT

Pay Grade/Pay Range: Non Classified - Grade NA

Department/Organization: 204421 - Chemistry

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm

Job Summary: Under the direction of a senior faculty member who serves as a mentor for the postdoctoral appointee, The Postdoctoral Fellow provides for an internship and continuation of scholarly activity and research after achieving the Ph.D. or other doctoral degree.

Additional Department Summary: Postdoctoral positions are available at The University of Alabama to individuals with research interests. Individuals holding these positions are to conduct research with various faculty members on a variety of projects.

The University of Alabama seeks applications for Postdoctoral positions. Successful candidates will hold terminal degrees and demonstrate a record of academic achievement in a research area or areas covered by the College. The College and or hiring department will establish a series of structured merit-based evaluations. Initial appointments are for one year, with renewal contingent upon demonstration of research productivity.

Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a field of research represented within the College.

Candidates will need to have completed their Ph.D. or have it completed by the start of employment. Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and include at least two references in the reference section of the application. Please upload additional documents to the “other documents” tab as needed.

Skills and Knowledge:

The candidate should have experience in multistep organic synthesis, systematic reaction optimization, 2D NMR spectroscopy, and the isolation, purification, and characterization of polar, drug-like molecules. A broad knowledge of synthetic organic transformations and transition metal-catalyzed reactions is expected. Experience in route scouting, reaction scale-up, asymmetric synthesis, and evaluating lead selection and optimization parameters is highly desirable.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D in Chemistry or Pharmacy

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.

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