Department: ChemCore - Med & Syn Chem Core Salary/Grade: RES/
This position supports extramurally funded projects that focus on early stage translational research for oncology and/or CNS diseases. The successful candidate will carry out synthetic medicinal chemistry to validate new drug targets and develop new small molecules for use as molecular probes and drug discovery leads against those targets. They will focus on the design, synthesis, purification, and characterization of novel compounds for biological testing. The ideal candidate will possess a strong knowledge of current synthetic organic chemistry approaches and modern purification techniques, and be able to troubleshoot and optimize synthetic methods with limited oversight. The ability to evaluate biological data/SAR, and use this to design new compounds will be important. A successful person in this position will be able to help drive chemistry projects forward and provide input on the future direction of compound synthesis and biological testing to achieve overall project goals.
PhD in organic or medicinal chemistry with least 2 years of experience as a postdoc or other relevant work experience
Substantial synthetic experience and a strong knowledge of medicinal chemistry.
Familiarity with biological principles to integrate effectively with biological collaborators.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a desire to engage in team-based research and collaboration.
Good organizational skills and the ability to multitask.
Experience in molecular modeling or biological screening is desirable.
Experience using modern instrumentation such as ELN, preparative HPLC, LC/MS, and flash purification system
Ability to mentor or supervise other scientists would be desirable.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 40064
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.