This position will work in a chemical laboratory with state-of-the-art organic synthesis, analytical, and computational chemistry instrumentation. The incumbent will also, in part, serve as project manager with duties to include the day-to-day administration of research studies related to the UPCMLD chemical plant library synthesis; the planning and design of research protocols as well as the training and supervision of group members, including oversight over the electronic notebook system CBIS.
The position works on several projects independently, using specialized synthesis and analytical equipment, as well as molecular modeling hard- and software, mainly performing medicinal chemistry preparative and modelling (rational design and planning) procedures. The incumbent will also be responsible for biochemical assays, training new users and perform routine maintenance of new and existing instrumentation. Experience in organic chemistry, chemical and scientific databases and computer programs, strong written, email and phone correspondence, grant and scientific publication writing and proposal review is highly preferred.
A Doctorate Degree in organic or medicinal chemistry, and at least five years of experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience in organic synthesis, computer modeling, docking, protein modeling or biological assays as is required. Needs to write proposal drafts for external agency submissions. Prepares project reports document drafts for review by the PI (Wipf) independently and serves as a project manager on specific components of larger program projects. Generates material for short courses on diverse chemistry subjects. Identifies new funding opportunities.
The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences is committed to building a culturally diverse staff. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community. All candidates are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (including at least one supervisor, two preferred) with name, contact information, and relationship to candidate. Applications that do not include these documents will be considered incomplete.
The incumbent will be independent in finding appropriate literature sources to execute new chemical processes and devise solutions for problematic transformations.
Must work with the Associate Director of the University of Pittsburgh Center for Methodologies and Library Development (UPCMLD) in the selection of appropriate chemical substituents on library scaffolds in order to increase the drug-like character of library compounds. This process requires experience in medicinal chemistry at a pharmaceutical company or appropriate biotechnology company.
The incumbent must also train and supervise the notebook keeping of other UPCMLD staff and insure it passes the requirements for US patent filing. Incumbent will assist with grant applications and reports, review manuscripts and monitor project spending, and will be involved in collaborative interactions with biologists. Management experience is essential.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.V
Minimum Education Level Required: PhD or ScD
Minimum Experience Level Required: 5-6 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hiring Range: $35,100.00 - $56,784.00
Relocation Offered: Yes
Visa Sponsorship Provided: Yes
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19008078
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