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The Department of Radiology at Michigan Medicine of the University of Michigan has an immediate opening within the Center for Molecular Imaging for a Ph.D. level Synthetic Medicinal Organic Chemist. The candidate is required to have a strong background in organic synthesis and a demonstrated ability to work independently in the design and development of small molecule candidates of biological interest in oncology and immune-suppressive agents. High proficiency in compound isolation techniques (low pressure chromatography, HPLC) and characterization (NMR, MS, LCMS, HPLC) and familiarity with literature search methodology (e.g. SciFinder, Beilstein) is also required. A background in utilizing computational molecular docking software would also be beneficial. The candidate is expected to be a good team player and have excellent oral and written communication skills.
30%- Design of chemical matter
60%- Chemical synthesis and purification
10%- Data analysis and record-keeping
Applicants must have a PhD with a background in Synthetic Medicinal Organic Chemistry.
Conscientious, responsible person who is interested in being a member of a team of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other staff members working on molecular imaging and translational assays tailored to the design and optimization of molecular targeted small molecule compounds. Candidate must have excellent organizational and communications skills and be interested in learning new skills.
One-year postdoc with option to renew
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 178681
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