The Xiao group at Program in Chemical Biology, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) invites outstanding applicants for a postdoctoral position in cancer chemical biology. The candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team of investigators with expertise in drug discovery, organic synthesis, computational chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology. The candidate will be working in an exciting area of cancer chemical biology. Specifically, they will be responsible for the design, synthesis and evaluation of small molecules as novel cancer therapeutics and chemical tools to elucidate signaling mechanisms. In addition, the Postdoc will be responsible for analyzing the data and writing up of the results into appropriate manuscript form for peer-reviewed publications. They will have ample opportunities for participating grant writing, seminar presentation and other professional development.
There may be long hours working with design, synthesis and evaluation of small molecules as novel cancer therapeutics and chemical tools to elucidate signaling mechanisms.
PhD in organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry or other related discipline
Demonstrated capability to work within a highly collaborative environment
Demonstrated ability to learn new and innovative procedures quickly
Ability to multi-task efficiently
Excellent communication skills
Ability to organize and document research data
Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
4 to 5 years of experience in cancer chemical biology
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