Title Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chemistry and Chemical Biology
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Chemistry and Chemical Biology
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
PhD in synthetic organic chemistry is required.
Strong practical knowledge of modern experimental techniques in organic
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.
Competitive candidates will have experience in one or more of the following
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
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
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Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
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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
Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry,
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