Seeking an experienced synthetic organic chemist with expertise in small-molecule drug development, peptide therapeutics, and nucleic acid chemistry to work on an NIH-sponsored research project.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Design, synthesize, and characterize peptide and nucleic acid chemical building blocks.
Develop novel peptide and nucleic acid chemistries for regulation of gene expression.
Design novel recognition platforms for programming molecular and cellular interaction and assembly.
Synthesize and screen heterocyclic chemical libraries.
Design and execute experiments, data collection, preparation of manuscripts and presentations.
Preparation of grant proposals and budgets.
PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry with a minimum of 5 years of research experience.
Leadership experience in chemical synthesis and manufacturing.
Management of chemistry operations.
Supervision of research personnel.
Methodology development in the preparation of biologically active compounds.
Mastery in analytical techniques pertaining to chemical synthesis and biological evaluation including NMR, MS, UV and fluorescent spectroscopies, ITC, SPR, and some aspects of molecular biology.
Purchasing and maintaining of laboratory instruments.
A strong track report of research productivity and innovation.
Dedication to achieving the highest standard of research.
Commitment to delivering research goals and milestones on a timely fashion.
Capable of planning and prioritizing workload, and performing under high pressure.
Proficient in English, in both speaking and writing.
Must be a U.S. citizen or resident, or a research scholar who resides in the U.S. with J1, H1, or O1 visa.
Interested candidate applications consisting of a cover letter outlining their skill set and a detailed CV should be submitted through Interfolio.
The evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the available position is filled.
Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching, and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways.
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
Internal Number: 75391
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