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Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Colorado in Boulder , Colorado
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Date Posted 11/21/2019
Salary -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

University of Colorado

Anschutz Medical Campus

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Postdoctoral Fellow in Medicinal Chemistry

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

A full-time postdoctoral fellow position in Medicinal Chemistry/Organic Chemistry is available in the laboratory of Dr. Philip Reigan. We are seeking a highly motivated and talented individual with a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry to join our medicinal chemistry program as a Post-doc Medicinal Chemist. The research involves the chemical synthesis of small molecules candidate therapeutics in a highly collaborative environment with state-of-the-art facilities. The researcher will design, synthesize, and perform initial evaluation of novel small molecules with an aim to optimize the selectivity, potency, pharmacokinetics, and in vivo efficacy of potential drug candidates.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and will follow the NIH compensation scale for postdoctoral fellows. The position is eligible for individual and dependent health care plans that include medical, dental, disability, and life insurance benefits. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualification: The applicant must have (or expect to obtain shortly) a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry or a closely related field.  

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in computational-based drug design software platforms, microwave technology, flash purification systems, and biochemical assay techniques.

Highly desirable additional qualifications include, a track record of productivity with strong synthetic chemistry problem solving and analytical skills; excellent scientific expertise in organic synthesis including multi-step synthesis, compound purification, and structural characterization; the ability to design and adapt synthetic routes to obtain target compounds and support structure-activity studies; the ability to champion chemistry efforts from initiation to achieve project milestones; excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to maintain excellent documentation of their work; and a highly motivated self-starter who is able to work effectively independently and as part of a team is highly desired.


Special Instructions to Applicants: Any questions regarding the expectations and responsibilities of this position can be directed to Dr. Philip Reigan at or questions regarding the application process can be directed to Jay Rodenburg, Director of Personnel at or at 303/724-2648. Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.     Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: 

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 16769 

When applying, applicants must include: 

  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications

  2. A current Resume/CV

  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document

Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. 

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.  

Job Category

: Faculty 

Primary Location

: Aurora 

Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 20518 - SOP-Administration 


: Full-time 

Posting Date

: Jul 10, 2019 

Unposting Date

: Ongoing 

Posting Contact Name: Jay Rodenburg 
Posting Contact Email: 
Position Number: 00635203
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