Title:  Postdoctoral Associate- Chemistry

Division:  Pathology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Based on experience per NIH
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  11664

Summary

Postdoctoral positions in synthetic chemistry are available in the Zhi Tan laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX), an interdisciplinary group using deep learning, computational chemistry, bioinformatics, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, and molecular cell biology to develop novel therapeutics to tackle complex diseases such as cancers. Successful candidates with a proven track record in organic synthesis, as well as high motivation, creative thinking, and excellent communication skill, are expected to work with the team to push the boundaries of cancer chemical biology.

Job Duties

  • Complies with the intellectual property compliance requirements of the institute and laboratory.
  • Behaves honestly with any raw experimental data.
  • Conducts literature searches and information summaries in a well-organized format.
  • Designs practical synthetic routes for complex molecules.
  • Delivers target molecules in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Documents and presents experimental results in a professional manner.
  • Participates in collaboration with biological scientists throughout the academic community.
  • Prepares and gives impressive seminar talks as required by the department.
     

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or other relevant fields.
  • Strong ability to perform both self-directed and guided research.
  • Strong ability to successfully work as a member of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Rapid learning and understanding skills in the following fields:
    • medicinal chemistry,
    • biochemistry,
    • chemical biology,
    • molecular cell biology,
    • structural biology,
    • proteomics,
    • computational science,
    • genetic engineering,
    • drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, 
    • murine modeling.

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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