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.

One Postdoctoral Associate Position - Geraghty Group (Posted on December 4th, 2018)

One Postdoctoral Associate Position - Geraghty Group (Posted on December 4th, 2018)

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available starting March 1, 2019 for an NIH-funded project on herpesvirus drug discovery. 

Required Qualifications: Candidates should have: (1) a Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, virology, or related field; (2) a strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry or virology; (3) published in international peer-reviewed journals. 

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with recombinant protein expression, cell culture, viruses or in drug discovery is a plus.

Principal Investigator: Prof. Robert Geraghty

Duties/responsibilities

  • Identify problems related to the research and recommend solutions as they arise.
  • Familiarity with up-to-date laboratory safety protocols and employ them in the course of all work.
  • Generation of experimental documentation including reporting.
  • Coordinate data collection, analysis and evaluation including reporting.
  • Careful experimentation and record keeping, including the preparation of manuscripts describing the results of the research.
  • Carry out literature searches relative to the research topic
  • Help with the organization and maintenance of the laboratory and its equipment.
  • Participate in research discussions with members of the research teams in a highly collaborative research environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Interested candidates should submit a pdf with cover letter, CV and names/info for three references to gerag012@umn.edu.

Two Postdoctoral Associate Positions - Wang Group (Posted on July 9th, 2018)

Two Postdoctoral Associate Positions - Wang Group (Posted on July 9th, 2018)

Two postdoc positions in synthetic medicinal chemistry are immediately available in the Wang group at the Center for Drug Design, University of Minnesota.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • 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 synthetic medicinal / organic chemistry, or related areas, with extensive experience in organic synthesis and good working knowledge of analytical methods.

Skills in molecular modeling for structure and ligand-based small molecule inhibitor design and experience in heterocyclic chemistry are preferred. New PhD graduates are encouraged to apply.