Postdoctoral Fellow - Synthetic & Peptide Chemistry

Faculty of Science - Chemistry Department

Competition No.  -    A104942788
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Dr. Ratmir Derda and Dr. Todd McMullen

The laboratories of Professor McMullen (Surgery, Medicine) and Professor Derda (Chemistry) require a full-time position in synthetic chemistry with focus on peptide chemistry. The candidate will be part of the multi-year CIHR-supported program in the development of therapeutic and imaging reagents for thyroid cancer. Experience in the synthesis, purification and modification of unprotected peptides is desired. Experience with aqueous chemistry and appropriate techniques for purification of polar compounds (HPLC, lyo, speedvac) is required.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a scientific interest in synthetic chemistry. The ideal candidate possesses:

  • A recent PhD in Chemistry or a related discipline
  • A strong background in synthetic chemistry with a focus on peptide chemistry
  • Prior hands-on experience with aqueous chemistry is essential
  • A good publication record
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

The appointment is for one year, with a possibility of renewal, and the starting date is negotiable.

General information regarding post-doctoral positions at the University of Alberta, health care insurance/benefits, professional development, the city of Edmonton, childcare, and housing is available from the Post-doctoral Fellows Office at the University of Alberta.

To apply:
Please send your CV and cover letter including names and the email addresses of three referees directly to Dr. Ratmir Derda by e-mail at Candidates are welcome to contact Prof Derda for further discussion.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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