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Post Doctoral Fellow, Medicinal Chemistry
Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri
 
 
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Date Posted 04/09/2022
Category
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Who is Saint Louis University? Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

All About You

Saint Louis University is a Catholic Jesuit Institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care and service. This Postdoctoral Fellow position is in the medicinal chemistry research group led by Dr. Marvin Meyers in the Department of Chemistry (https://www.slu.edu/artsand- sciences/chemistry). This work involves the organic synthesis of new molecular compounds as potential drugs for the treatment of infectious diseases. Additional work duties include design of new molecules, data analysis, analytical characterization, purification, maintaining lab equipment, and working with graduate and undergraduate student researchers.


Responsibilities include:

  • Design and execute organic syntheses for the preparation of intermediates and new small molecules for biological testing

  • Purify organic molecules to journal standards using both normal and reverse phase techniques

  • Characterize small molecules utilizing standard analytical techniques such as NMR & LCMS

  • Keep meticulous records in laboratory notebook and online data management systems

  • Write technical reports of experimental data for manuscripts and patent applications

  • Conduct literature searches related to research project

  • Assist in the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students

  • Comply with University & Department safety policies

  • Maintain supplies, instrumentation, and other lab duties as assigned

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in organic chemistry or a Ph.D. with at least two years of experience in a synthetic organic chemistry laboratory setting.

Preferred qualifications: Experience with molecular modeling and/or structure-based drug design

How to apply: Interested applicants should send (1) a cover letter or personal statement detailing previous/current research experience (1-2 pages), (2) a resume/CV, and (3) three professional references to Dr. Marvin Meyers at marvin.j.meyers@slu.edu.

Vaccine Protocol: Saint Louis University will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Saint Louis University, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University. If you are not vaccinated, you will be required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment. Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances.  

Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including
disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

Function

Medical Research Primary Appointment 12 mo.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.



Who is Saint Louis University? Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

All About You

Saint Louis University is a Catholic Jesuit Institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care and service. This Postdoctoral Fellow position is in the medicinal chemistry research group led by Dr. Marvin Meyers in the Department of Chemistry (https://www.slu.edu/artsand- sciences/chemistry). This work involves the organic synthesis of new molecular compounds as potential drugs for the treatment of infectious diseases. Additional work duties include design of new molecules, data analysis, analytical characterization, purification, maintaining lab equipment, and working with graduate and undergraduate student researchers.


Responsibilities include:

  • Design and execute organic syntheses for the preparation of intermediates and new small molecules for biological testing

  • Purify organic molecules to journal standards using both normal and reverse phase techniques

  • Characterize small molecules utilizing standard analytical techniques such as NMR & LCMS

  • Keep meticulous records in laboratory notebook and online data management systems

  • Write technical reports of experimental data for manuscripts and patent applications

  • Conduct literature searches related to research project

  • Assist in the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students

  • Comply with University & Department safety policies

  • Maintain supplies, instrumentation, and other lab duties as assigned

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in organic chemistry or a Ph.D. with at least two years of experience in a synthetic organic chemistry laboratory setting.

Preferred qualifications: Experience with molecular modeling and/or structure-based drug design

How to apply: Interested applicants should send (1) a cover letter or personal statement detailing previous/current research experience (1-2 pages), (2) a resume/CV, and (3) three professional references to Dr. Marvin Meyers at marvin.j.meyers@slu.edu.

Vaccine Protocol: Saint Louis University will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Saint Louis University, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University. If you are not vaccinated, you will be required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment. Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances.  

Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including
disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

Function

Medical Research Primary Appointment 12 mo.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.


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