Postdoctoral position in Medicinal Chemistry

September 19 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

One post-doctoral position in Medicinal Chemistry is available in the Molecular Modeling and Drug Discovery Research Line led by Dr. Marco De Vivo, at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia


open position is for an experienced medicinal chemist capable of

developing synthetic pathways to obtain stereochemically and

structurally diverse small compounds for the inhibition of selected drug

targets. The position requires knowledge of contemporary synthetic

organic chemistry, including metal catalyzed cross-coupling reactions,

familiarity with modern chromatographic analytical and purification

instruments (MS-HPLC, automatized normal phase purification instruments

etc.) and experience with the characterization of organic compounds via

NMR spectroscopy and/or mass spectrometry.

The successful

candidate must possess a sense of scientific curiosity and be capable of

mastering new experimental techniques, as required. He/she must be able

to work independently, as well as mentor junior colleagues. He/she will

work in close contact with both computational and experimental

researchers in a cutting-edge multidisciplinary environment with

state-of-the-art instrumentations and labs. He/she will play a relevant

role in generating new inhibitors with therapeutic implications, which

will generate patent applications and high-impact publications.

Scientifics writing and patent drafting will thus be required.


ideal candidate must possess a PhD in organic chemistry or related

disciplines with at least three years of postdoctoral experience, being

an outstanding and highly-motivated scientist with a strong record of

research productivity. Previous experience in heterocyclic chemistry

and/or parallel synthesis will be valued.

Excellent English communication skills, creativity and marked enthusiasm for research are mandatory.

Salary and benefits will be in line with international standards.


closing date for applications is October 31, 2017. Please send your

application, including your CV and names of 2 referees to quoting “Postdoctoral position Medicinal Chemistry CB 74325” in the subject line.

The selected candidate will join the D3 Validation lab located in Genova.


Italiano di Tecnologia is a private law Foundation, created with

special Government Law no. 269 of September 30th 2003, with the

objective of promoting Italy's technological development and higher

education in science and technology. Research at IIT is carried out in

highly innovative scientific fields with state-of-the-art technology.


order to comply with Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian

Legislative Decree n. 196/03), to the candidate is kindly asked to give

his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data.


also inform you that the information you provide will be solely used

for the purpose of assessing your professional profile to meet the

requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Your data will be

processed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in

Genoa, Via Morego 30, acting as the Data Holder, using computer and

paper- based means, observing the rules on the protection of personal

data, including those relating to the security of data. Please also note

that, pursuant to art.7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, you may

exercise your rights at any time as a party concerned by contacting the

Data Manager.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess