Post-Doctoral Fellow

Aurora, CO
Sep 29, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado

Anschutz Medical Campus

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Postdoctoral Fellow in Medicinal Chemistry

A full-time postdoctoral fellow position in Medicinal Chemistry/Organic Chemistry is available in the laboratory of Dr. Philip Reigan. We are seeking a highly motivated and talented individual with a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry to join our medicinal chemistry program as a Postdoc Medicinal Chemist. The research involves the chemical synthesis of small molecules as kinase inhibitors or immunotherapeutics in a highly collaborative environment with state-of-the-art facilities. The researcher will design, synthesize, and perform initial evaluation of novel small molecules with an aim to optimize the selectivity, potency, pharmacokinetics, and in vivo efficacy of potential drug candidates.


Minimum Qualifications:

The applicant must have (or expect to obtain shortly) a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry or Organic Chemistry.

Preferred Qualifications:

A track record of productivity with strong synthetic chemistry problem solving and analytical skills; excellent scientific expertise in organic synthesis including multi-step synthesis, compound purification, and structural characterization; the ability to design and adapt synthetic routes to obtain target compounds and support structure-activity studies; and conversant with the current organic synthesis literature.

Highly desirable qualifications include, candidates with a good publication record; experience with microwave technology, flash purification systems, HPLC analysis, and biochemical assay techniques; the ability to champion chemistry efforts from initiation to achieve project milestones; excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to maintain excellent documentation of their work; and a highly motivated self-starter who is able to work effectively independently and as part of a team.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience and will follow the NIH compensation scale for postdoctoral fellows. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:Any questions regarding the expectations and responsibilities of the position can be directed to Dr. Philip Reigan at or questions regarding the application process can be directed to Jay Rodenburg, Director of Personnel at or at 303/724-2648. Review of applications will begin on October 9, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 11233

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20518 - SOP-Administration

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 26, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Position Number: 00604735


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