Lapinsky Lab

Posted December 16, 2016

A Synthetic Organic Medicinal Chemistry Postdoctoral position available in the Lapinsky lab in the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. The position is open immediately, with start dates through late 2016 and early 2017 being given consideration.

The Postdoc will address the major theme in the lab of developing chemical probes for target identification of hit compounds originating from phenotypic screening campaigns.

What we do: Our recent activities are summarized on the group website.

The interested candidate:

  • must hold a PhD in synthetic organic or medicinal chemistry, or a related field (e.g., chemical biology)
  • must have a strong expertise in organic synthesis, with a publication record demonstrating independence in research focus
  • must have the ability to communicate clearly in writing, as well as verbally with a diverse set of collaborators
  • must have a strong team spirit and excellent interpersonal skills
  • must have excellent synthetic organic chemistry experience, literature search skills, and be able to derive the best routes for organic syntheses; additionally, the candidate should be knowledgeable in analytical methods of organic chemistry (e.g., NMR, MS, chromatography, etc.)

Eligibility: Completion of a PhD is required by start date.

How to apply: Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, a one page “Research Statement” describing research experience and how this aligns with the focus of the Lapinsky group, and the names/phone numbers of three references. A single PDF document should be sent to Dr. David Lapinsky (lapinskyd@duq.edu).

Salary will be commensurate with accomplishment, fit, and experience.

The environment: Located in Pittsburgh, Duquesne University provides a rich intellectual environment and cutting-edge facilities for its researchers, who conduct studies at the forefront of basic biomedical science, drug discovery, and technology development.