The Leitch Lab at the University of Victoria is seeking an experienced synthetic organic chemist for a collaborative project in chemical reaction rate prediction. This project spans the fields of organic chemistry, computational chemistry, computer science, and machine learning theory, with joint PIs in the Departments of Chemistry and Computer Science at UVic. This appointment will be within the Department of Chemistry.
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in synthetic chemistry, with a demonstrated track record of research excellence and expertise in the following areas:
- Targeted multi-step organic synthesis of structurally varied small molecules
- Quantitative chemical analysis, including hands-on experience with HPLC, MS, and NMR spectroscopy
- Reaction kinetics and mechanistic elucidation
In addition, familiarity with multivariate experimental design, microscale high-throughput experimentation, computational chemistry, and/or computer programming is desirable, though not required.