Associate Research Scientist in Chemistry

Columbia University New York Department of Chemistry

United States

Posting Details

Job Requisition Number 00001786

Position Title Associate Research Scientist

Department A&S Chemistry

Division Chemistry

Location Morningside

Summary Description

The Department of Chemistry at Columbia University is looking to fill the position of Associate Research Scientist with a PhD in Chemistry and 2-3 years of postdoctoral experience in the area of synthesis and pharmacology of complex alkaloids. The individual in this position will run a program focused on design, synthesis, and pharmacological characterization of psychoactive alkaloids as probes and leads for novel therapeutics in the CNS area. She/he will lead the synthetic work, molecular design, and pharmacological characterization of new compounds. The responsibilities also include: design and interpretation of in vitro and in vivo pharmacological studies, ADME and metabolism studies, coordination of a complex web of collaborations with academic labs and contract research organizations, management of multiple projects, training and oversight of graduate students and postdocs in the laboratory, preparation and submission of grants and related fund-raising activities, and preparation of publications and patents.

Minimum Degree Required

Minimum Qualifications
This position requires a Ph.D. degree in chemistry and 2-3 year postdoctoral experience in the area of synthesis and pharmacology of complex alkaloids.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in writing scientific articles and grants is highly desirable.

RAPS posting date 08/05/2020

Special Instructions to the Applicant
All applications, including cover letter, CV, and a list with names of three references, must be submitted through Columbia’s online system.

Proposed Start Date 11/01/2020

EEO Statement
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Review Begins 08/05/2020

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