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An opportunity is available for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Adel Nefzi at the Florida International University, Port Saint Lucie, Florida. The projects will involve medicinal chemistry, development of structure activity relationships and assessment of activity in a range of assays.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. with less than two years of postdoctoral experience, demonstrated experience in synthetic organic/medicinal chemistry with emphasis on peptide chemistry, heterocyclic chemistry, and an ability to work independently. A background in medicinal or biological chemistry and drug discovery with experience of parallel synthesis and purification methods is required. Some experience in molecular modeling and/or protein-inhibitor visualization is a plus. The incumbent must be able to synthesize, purify, crystallize, optically resolve, identify, characterize and analyze new compounds (HRMS, 1HNMR, 13CNMR, HPLC, optical rotation) and search the chemical literature under the supervision of senior staff.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 523114 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach cover letter and curriculum vitae. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by April 10, 2021. Review will continue until position is filled.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.