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Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS
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Job Description

This position is available at the synthetic chemical biology core facility, University of Kansas, Lawrence. Postdoctoral Researcher is to assist investigators using the core facility with organic synthesis/ medicinal chemistry in the core’s interdisciplinary studies involving the fields of organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology.
70% - 1.  Responsible for performance of laboratory research in the area of organic synthesis. Synthesize target compounds including small molecules, peptides and fluorescent molecules. Purify and analyze products. Perform literature searches, manage data, and analyze experimental results. Reviews progress and evaluate results. Prepares, studies, and conserves scientific research materials.

10% - 2.  Formulates research methods and suggests improvements for quality and may serve as part of a design team Identifies problems, recommends and implements solutions.

10% - 3.  Literature searches and analysis of published data. Generation and review of experimental documentation including report generation, daily recording of experimental procedures and results generated by the individual in laboratory notebooks, as well as editing and preparation of manuscripts.

5% - 4.  Maintain certain laboratory equipment and record keeping.  Train other lab personnel on the proper use and care of specialized equipment, provide general assistance to other lab personnel.

5% - 5.  Assure compliance with safety programs.  Other duties as assigned.


1. Ph.D. in organic chemistry or closely related field with educational background in organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry and chemical biology and/or other related fields.
To apply go to   A complete electronic application will include a detailed curriculum vitae and a cover letter.  Review of applications begins on ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­March 1, 2017 and continues until position is filled. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.

NOTE:  To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD in hand.  Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an acting basis not to exceed six months.  Upon verification of degree the appointment will be extended to its full duration.

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