The synthetic organic medicinal chemist will
perform research in the areas of organic and medicinal chemistry. Research
areas of interest include synthesizing and evaluating drug lead compounds, total
synthesis of natural products and nature-inspired compounds, assembling
DNA-encoded chemical libraries (DECLs), and developing divergent synthesis
methodologies for application to problems in chemical biology and drug design.
A successful candidate should contribute to a
positive work environment, which includes safe laboratory practices, and high
scientific ethics standards. The position includes mentoring students and
participating in routine lab maintenance.
Main accountabilities & expectations
1. The ideal candidate is highly motivated to advance his/her career by developing ambitious research projects. A minimal requirement is a Ph.D. in organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, or a related discipline. The candidate should have an excellent training in standard multistep and total synthesis of natural products techniques including carbohydrate chemistry. It is expected that the candidate is enthusiastic about learning new methodologies and concepts. Experience in any of the following areas would be an asset: Total synthesis of natural products, medicinal chemistry, multistep synthesis, and drug design. These expertise must be only evidenced from publications in top journals. Good interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) are anticipated. A high degree of self-motivation, and independence is expected.
2. Coordinate the daily work of all research projects within the Research Group and connect activities with other Research Groups across the Research Clusters.
3. Train undergraduate and graduate students in relevant laboratory work and support their academic research projects.
4. Maintain the organization of the research labs through procurement activities, inventory keeping, managing material stock and keeping the lab at maximum standards based on rules and regulations of the Sharjah Institute for Medical Research.