Job Details
Posting Date
13/04/2021 Expiry Date 13/05/2021 Job Reference Number: 1634-2021-04-13T15:17:27
Post-Doctoral Research Associate In synthetic organic medicinal chemistry
Category Research
College Departments
Department Research Institute of Medical and Health Sciences
Job Purpose

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.

Job Specific Accountabilities
Required Skills
Preferred Qualification & Experience

  1. The candidate must have a PhD degree in Organic Chemistry from a well-known institute with at least two years' experience in industry or as a postdoc research associate.

Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)

  1. Laboratory skills in total synthesis and multistep synthesis
  2. Skills in library design
  3. Ability to work in a team comprising of both fundamental sciences and translational clinical sciences members. 

Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Phd
Relevant Experience 2 or more
Living In UAE Open for all