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Postdoctoral Associate

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Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Science
Department: Chemistry
Categories: Research / Scientific

Job Description

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available within the Webster Santos research group. The position will be focused on the medicinal chemistry of small molecules as potential anti-multiple sclerosis agents. The project will involve the structure-activity relationship studies of a key chemical scaffold and development of probes to identify protein target(s). Candidates with strong background in organic synthesis and heterocyclic chemistry are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

- PhD in chemistry or an appropriate related field. PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.
- Experience in the synthesis and characterization of organic compounds.
- Strong work habits and the ability to work independently as well as with a research group.
- Strong communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

- Publications as first author.
- Presentations at conferences and/or other instances of communicating research work.

Pay Band

Appointment Type


Review Date

December 6, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

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