Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Summary of Position:
Post-doctoral associates conduct research in aspects of design, syntheses, and biological evaluation of new classes of synthetic organic compounds that are expected to activate innate immune receptors. This position is expected to provide further development of career skills, and opportunities to learn new research techniques.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
60 % Medicinal Chemistry Design, syntheses, characterization of compounds that modulate TLR/NLR function
10 % Determination of Structure-activity Relationships (SAR) Working together with cell biologists and immunologists in establishing SAR in compounds synthesized
10 %Record-keeping and Preparation of Manuscripts Maintaining detailed laboratory records; preparing data for manuscripts and presentations
10 %Communication of Research Findings Presenting research data in laboratory-, departmental-, institutional and national meetings.
5 %Planning Follow-up Studies Interpreting research data and planning experimental approaches and strategies for follow-up studies.
5 %Training Graduate and Undergraduate Students Training of students in the scientific method in general, and in the particular research methodologies utilized and developed in the research group.
Supervision: Post-doctoral associates are trained by, and work in conjunction with a faculty mentor (Sunil A. David) who determines the training agenda. They report to Sunil A. David. Post-doctoral associates may supervise research assistants, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as laboratory personnel.
Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, or an allied discipline.
Prior experience in medicinal chemistry.
Strong interdisciplinary training.
Excellent communication skills.
The majority of the work in this position is performed in Dr. David’s research laboratory.
Internal Number: 325950
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