Employment Opportunities


Center for Drug Design employs the very best in research and invites applications from highly accomplished scientific researchers. Extensive funding sources allow CDD to hire and retain elite talent in various positions, such as: Post-Doctoral Research Associates, Research Associates, Scientists, Research Fellows etc. The applications for medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, or related fields, are invited from bachelors, masters or doctoral candidates as per the job requirements, when an opening is advertised.

Postdoctoral Associate - Wang Group (Posted on March 8, 2016)

Postdoctoral Associate - Wang Group (Posted on March 8, 2016)

Principal Investigator
Prof. Zhengqiang Wang

A postdoc position in synthetic medicinal chemistry is immediately available in the Wang group at the Center for Drug Design, University of Minnesota.


  • Design and execute multi-step synthetic routes for the preparation of small molecule inhibitors against various viral and/or cellular protein targets. 
  • Sufficiently characterize final compounds and intermediates as required. 
  • Properly collect, interpret and manage research data. 
  • Carry out literature searches relevant to the research topic, identify problems related to the research and recommend solutions. 
  • Conduct careful experiments in compliance with established safety regulations. 
  • Keep good research records and produce well written and accurate reports. 
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and fulfill lab duties assigned. 
  • Participate in research discussions with members of the research teams in a highly collaborative research environment.

Interested candidates should submit via email (wangx472@umn.edu) an application package consisting of cover letter, CV, research summary and a list of three references. All files should be prepared in PDF and the email subject line should be "Postdoc".
All applicants must have a PhD in organic or medicinal chemistry with extensive experience in organic synthesis and good working knowledge of analytical methods including NMR, HPLC and LC-MS.
Successful candidates will also be able to work and communicate within an interdisciplinary environment. New PhD graduates with experience in heterocyclic chemistry are encouraged to apply.