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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
 
 
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Date Posted 05/05/2022
Category
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

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Title Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chemistry and Chemical Biology
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Position Description
We are seeking motivated, bright scientists to join our antibiotics drug discovery and development team in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University (Andrew G. Myers Research Group). 
Key Responsibilities: A postdoctoral fellow will be required to design and synthesize novel, fully synthetic antibiotics in quantities suitable for in vitro study. A postdoctoral fellow will also be required to design synthetic routes capable of delivering complex target molecules on large scale to enable in vivo study. 
Applications accepted until position filled
Basic Qualifications
  • PhD in synthetic organic chemistry is required.
  • Strong practical knowledge of modern experimental techniques in organic chemistry.
  • Capability of planning and executing multistep syntheses, including retrosynthetic analysis of complex organic molecules. 
  • Ability to think critically and communicate effectively, design and execute experiments independently, and learn new techniques quickly.
  • Effective writing skills for maintaining a detailed laboratory notebook and for providing periodic research reports.
Additional Qualifications
Competitive candidates will have experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Knowledge of medicinal chemistry principles, including analysis of structure activity relationships and structure-based drug design.
  • Experience with antibiotic design principles.
  • A proven record of academic achievement as evidenced by publications and/or patents.

Special Instructions
Please include the following items as part of your application:
  • A cover letter including a summary of your research experience, your research interests, and your interest in this particular role.
  • Your curriculum vitae including list of publications
  • 2 to 3 recommendation letters
Contact Information
Joe Lavin
Associate Director of Academic Affairs
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
12 Oxford Street
Cambridge MA 02138
Contact Email lavin@chemistry.harvard.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer
Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
Minimum Number of References Required 2
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5
Keywords
Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 

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