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.

Student Tech Support Services IT (Posted January, 2018)

Student Tech Support Services IT (Posted January, 2018)

Job Title: Student Tech Support Services IT
Location: Twin Cities
Empl Group: Student Insurance Eligible
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Currently registered University of Minnesota student
  • Proficiency in Windows and Mac OS, and familiarity with UNIX/LINUX
  • Experience with computer hardware/software installation and troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of various hardware and network equipment, the ability to diagnose, repair and maintain hardware equipment.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong organization, communication and people skills
  • Dependable and self-motivated with the ability to work independently.
  • An understanding of University networking resources and ability to troubleshoot any networking issues.

About the Job: 


  • The successful candidate will be expected to work 12 -16 hours/week between 9 am – 5 pm.


  • Maintain laboratory computer hardware and software. Responsible for installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and/or repair of desktops, notebooks, printers, and associated peripherals.
  • Support all aspects of office hardware/software including moves, adds, changes, repairs and replacing. Provide assistance in installation, maintenance & repair of departmental workstations
  • Maintain up to date inventory list.
  • Monitor and respond to issues ensuring quick resolution of desktop or network issues.
  • Diagnose hardware and software problems, and replace defective components.
  • Perform hardware and software testing, configuration and installation as requested.
  • Support, repairs and servicing of all departmental printers. Includes replacement of all toner cartridges, fusers, and roller kits as needed.
  • Ensure back up replacement toner cartridges, fusers and roller kits are stocked and available.
  • Ensure computers have virus protection.
  • Data backup as requested.

How To Apply

Please contact singh109@umn.edu


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Postdoctoral Associate - More Group (Posted on October 5, 2017)

Postdoctoral Associate - More Group (Posted on October 5, 2017)

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Job Code: 9546
Location: Twin Cities
Empl Group: Acad Prof and Admin
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Principal Investigator
Prof. Swati More

Required Qualifications:
Candidates must have earned the Ph.D. degree by start date with a major in the pharmaceutical sciences (including medicinal chemistry) or a related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with cell culture, animal handling, recombinant protein expression and microscopy is preferred. An advanced understanding of pharmacokinetics and/or drug metabolism is a plus.


  • Design and perform (1) cell culture and cell based assays (2) enzymatic reactions (3) mouse experiments involving breeding, genotyping and drug administration (4) various types of microscopy. 
  • Observe current laboratory safety practices and follow relevant protocols. 
  • Maintain experimental data of sufficient accuracy and detail so as to support intellectual property related activities.
  • Compose manuscripts suitable for publication based on experimental results. 
  • Maintain a continually updated knowledge base of literature pertaining to specific projects.
  • Assist with the organization and maintenance of the laboratory and equipment contained therein. 
  • Other duties as assigned.   

Application Instructions:
Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief summary of past research and contact information for three references to Dr. Swati S. More at morex002@umn.edu with "Postdoctoral Position" in the subject line.