The laboratory of Professor Vincent Jo Davisson in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Purdue University, USA is soliciting outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral associate position. The candidate will work on an exciting project to discover and develop host-targeted antiviral agents.
The investigator laboratory has a long track record of highly interdisciplinary research with many contributions on new approaches in drug discovery and development for applications in cancers and infectious diseases. The NIH-funded antiviral project team has broad expertise in drug design, mechanism of action studies, in vivo animal models, and structural biology of multiprotein complexes. A postdoctoral associate is expected to play a key role on the team through the design and synthesis of new chemical entities that can be advanced as drug lead candidates. An example publication from this project can be found at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6387451/.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry with a desired focus in medicinal chemistry and/or natural products. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required to work effectively in the team environment. A willingness to acquire and/or further skills in drug design, and the divergent methods of chemical biology, including bioinformatic and chemoinformatic approaches will be considered a strength.
The environment at Purdue is highly synergistic with the research efforts with the laboratory focus. Participation in seminar programs are widely available. The drug discovery efforts at Purdue are supported by the Drug Discovery Institute, Purdue Center for Cancer Research, the Bindley Bioscience Center, and the Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease. Along with the home department, the Center and Institutes provide outstanding infrastructure and facilities to conduct a broad range of experimental and computational sciences including state-of-art instrumentation for biophysical analysis of drug targets, cell analysis and proteomic tools, and high throughput screening. Please refer to the respective websites for each of the facility descriptions.
The academic and summary salary will be funded at $47,500 and includes all eligible University benefits including health insurance. To apply for this positon, please go to:
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