PostDoctoral Research - Medicinal Chemistry (64724)

Gainesville, Florida
Oct 11, 2020
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
PostDoctoral Research - Medicinal Chemistry (64724)

Gainesville, Florida
Open Date:
Oct 9, 2020

A Post-doctoral Associate position is available for work in a project on the medicinal chemistry of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors led by Dr. Nicole Horenstein in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida. We have a position available in our group to work on synthesis of new compounds targeting the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR). This position will also involve training in assay of activity for the nAChR.

The Chemistry Department at the University of Florida particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.


Must have PhD in synthetic organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry. This position will be initially awarded for one year, and, contingent upon strong performance and conduct and availability of funds, may be renewed for up to two years.

Application Instructions:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: (1) a short (limited to one page) statement of scientific interests, (2) CV, and (3) three confidential letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to their Interfolio submission packet.

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 23, 2020, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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