Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Harvard University

United States

June 4, 2022




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 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,

    Supplemental Questions

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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional Documents

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