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.

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A Postdoctoral Associate position is available immediately at the Center for Drug Design, University of Minnesota for an interdisciplinary drug discovery project.

The Center for Drug Design is a dynamic workplace where biochemists and chemists interact to facilitate drug discovery. https://drugdesign.umn.edu

Required/Preferred Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. degree with a major in the pharmaceutical sciences (including medicinal chemistry), or a related discipline. At least two-year research experience in the neuroscience field would be a plus.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Experience working with cell culture, animal handling, animal behavior assessment, and microscopy is preferred. Ability to conduct basic biology techniques including ELISA, SDS-PAGE, western blot, PCR, and other basic assays.


Design and perform (1) cell culture and cell-based assays (2) enzymatic reactions (3) mouse experiments involving breeding, drug administration, and behavioral tests (4) various types of microscopy and biochemical assays. Observe current laboratory safety practices and follow relevant protocols. Submit periodic written reports with details of experimental procedures and results. The candidate will also be expected to write manuscripts reporting research findings, participate in grant proposal writing, and maintain a continually updated knowledge base of literature pertaining to specific projects. Other duties as assigned.  

Interested candidates should submit a pdf with cover letter, CV, and names/info of three references to Dr. Swati More at [email protected].