Washington University of St. Louis Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

Immediate opening for a postdoctoral appointment in the areas of medicinal, computational and synthetic organic chemistry. This exciting research project is focused on chemical biology and drug discovery including rational structure-based design, synthesis, and optimization of bioactive small-molecule inhibitors for the development of chemical tools and novel therapeutics targeting proteases, growth factors and cell-signaling pathways in cancer.

Required Qualifications

  • Recent Ph.D. in organic or medicinal chemistry with a strong publication record.
  • Extensive experience with synthetic organic chemistry and use of modern techniques and instrumentation for purification and structural elucidation required.
  • Ability to work independently, communicate data and results clearly coupled with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities are necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with peptides, peptidomimetics and heterocyclic chemistry, plus working in a collaborative team environment preferred.
  • Computational docking and modeling experience is a huge plus.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions

Please submit applications enclosing a cover letter with copies of current curriculum vitae/resume and summary of research experience to: Dr. James W. Janetka, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S. Euclid Ave., Box 8231, St. Louis, MO 63110, or email at janetkaj@wustl.edu.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics - 41339

Job ID: 41339

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular