Monday , February 6 2023

Jobs at National Institute of Health – Organic and Medicinal Chemistry

Website The National Institutes of Health

Job Description:

A postdoctoral position is available for an organic chemist to work on multi-step synthesis of mostly nitrogenous small molecules on a multigram scale in the Medicinal Chemistry Section, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 333 Cassell Dr., Baltimore, MD. Our major research direction is the elucidation of the structure and function of neurotransmitter systems in the mammalian central nervous system (CNS) in normal, drug-altered, and pathological states and the molecular mechanism of action of CNS active drugs.

Job Requirements:

Candidates should be very close to obtaining a Ph.D. or have a Ph.D. with less than two years of postdoctoral experience, demonstrated experience in synthetic organic/medicinal chemistry with emphasis on heterocyclic chemistry, and an ability to work independently. 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. Incumbent will collaborate with colleagues in various pharmacological and other diverse scientific disciplines and must possess good interpersonal and organizational skills and excellent communication skills with fluency in both spoken and written English. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining laboratory notebooks with complete records of all scientific experiments and raw data and be able to prepare technical reports, manuscripts, patent applications as needed, and present work orally at seminars internally and at national and local scientific meetings.

Job Details:

Company: The National Institutes of Health

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Others

Job Location: Baltimore, MD, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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