Postdoctoral position in Medicinal Chemistry

Employer
ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Location
Italy
Posted
September 19 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

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


The


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.


The


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.


The


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


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


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


Istituto


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.


In


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.


We


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.



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