Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Postdoctoral position: organic synthesis, Trant Lab, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON

From the inbox: 

The Trant Lab at the University of Windsor is looking for a motivated postdoctoral fellow; the position is initially for 1-year and renewable indefinitely based on satisfactory  performance at $40,000/year. The candidate should have significant experience (from their  doctoral work, industrial career, or previous postdoctoral work) in multi-step small molecule  synthesis, medicinal chemistry, or process chemistry. Individuals from under-represented groups  are especially encouraged to apply. 

This includes ethnic, religious, sexual, disability, and gender  minorities as well as first-generation university students (those whose parents do not hold  university degrees). Individuals who have faced obstacles that have hindered their education and  productivity are encouraged to apply. We are looking for a good colleague with strong problem  solving and outstanding teamwork skills: a flashy CV full of top-journal publications is not  necessary, please do not self-select out. The position is expected to start as soon as filled.  

Full ad here. Best wishes to those interested:  


  1. What's the salary for a chemical technician in Windsor, ON? 40000 Canadian dollars/year appears to be pitiful.

  2. googling avg canadian salary yields $952/week or <$50k/year; a PhD position paying $40k/year not beating the avg salary doesnt sound lucrative at all. Best of luck to synthesis peers.

  3. oh looks, it says "renewable indefinitely" and "postdoctoral fellow". Sounds like eternal limbo to me.

  4. I don't know much about post doc salary in Canada but I applied for a postdoctoral fellowship in Toronto that pays 48k CAD. After taxes it's similar if not less than I make as a PhD student in the US, plus cost of living is higher in TO. 40k in Windsor has higher purchasing power than 48k in Toronto. Hard to say if it's a bum deal especially for people graduating now who may be happy to find a position with a reasonable prof


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