Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Postdoctoral position: Axelrod Lab, synthesis, West Lafayette, IN

Post-doctoral Position Available for Small-Molecule Synthesis or Oligosaccharide Synthesis in Translationally Directed Chemistry Research 
The research group of Dr. Abram Axelrod in the department of Chemistry and the department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Purdue University is seeking a post-doctoral researcher skilled in either small-molecule synthesis or carbohydrate chemistry. We are a synthetic organic chemistry group focused on translational immuno-oncology research, pursuing the synthesis of both immunomodulatory and anti-cancer compounds which will allow us to interrogate their biology and advance their potential as pharmacological tools and therapeutics. 
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry with experience in either total synthesis or oligosaccharide work (preferably both), and a proven track record of accomplishments in the laboratory demonstrated through publications. Required experience includes strong capabilities in multi-step synthesis, analytical techniques and characterization, good organizational, communication, and record- keeping habits. Experience in enzymatic transformations is a plus. In addition to research, other responsibilities will include mentoring students and junior lab members, and assisting manuscript preparation. The candidate will have access to world-class instrumentation and new facilities supporting their research, and be part of a dynamic atmosphere in a close-knit team of researchers. The position offers competitive salary and benefits. The successful applicant will be assessed on their productivity on an annual basis with the option of a yearly renewal if agreed upon by both parties. 
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV with research summary to aaxelro@purdue.edu, and arrange for 3 letters of reference from individuals familiar with the candidate’s experience, accomplishments, and potential. The position is open immediately, but the start date is flexible.
Full ad is here. Best wishes to those interested. 

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