Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Medicinal Chemistry

Job details
Posting date: 30 May 2024
Salary: £36,024 to £38,205 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 27 June 2024
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
Remote working: On-site only
Company: University of Oxford
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: 172907

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Are you looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist role to develop new treatments for influenza?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for the postholder to work in an ambitious and supportive team at the Centre for Medicines Discovery, Nuffield of Department Medicines.

You will be responsible to design and synthesis small molecules using structure activity relationships and protein-ligand co-crystal structures. You will provide support in analysing spectroscopic and screening data relating to synthesis and biological activity. You will contribute to wider project planning, includes ideas for new research projects and generating research income. You will collaborate in the preparation of scientific reports and journal article and communicate effectively on a daily basis with the internal and external network of scientist. Additionally, you will provide regular updates on the scientific data and act as a source of information advice to other members of the group.

To be successful in this role, it is essential that you hold a PhD/DPhil (or close to completion) in organic or medicinal chemistry or a related discipline together with demonstrable experience in small molecule synthesis and characterization. You will be able to manage your own academic research and administrative activities together with excellent communication skills and familiarity with chemistry drawing packages such as Word, Excel and others. Having experience working with small molecule inhibitors is desirable.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract until 30 April 2027 and is funded by the PAD-Antivirals for Pandemic Influenza.

Only applications received before 12 midday on Thursday 27 June 2024 will be considered. Please quote 172907 on all correspondence.

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