Job DescriptionWe are looking for a passionate, highly motivated, hardworking and experienced individual who can contribute and lead the research program of our laboratory, who will play a key role in the development of our laboratory drug discovery efforts. The candidate will conduct research in the development of peptidomimetic molecules targeting epigenetic molecular mechanisms linked to cancer development and progression. He/She will develop novel synthetic methods for the preparation of such molecules and their biological characterization (See some recent publications of our lab at: https://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/faculty/faculty_profile.jsp?faculty=1155).
Given the interdisciplinary nature of our research we expect the candidate to be experienced in drug design, synthetic chemistry and assay development for the characterization of our compounds. Some relevant experience in cancer research and in epigenetics in highly desired. The candidate is anticipated to be creative thinker and doer working in a team culture, skilled in both verbal and written communication, data organization and presentation of scientific data, and preparing manuscripts for referred journal publications and patent inventions. This opportunity will support career growth (assistance to Conferences, mentoring, part of time spent at collaborating institutions in NYC) and will encompass participation in weekly group seminars and grant writing.
Qualifications: PhD completed at the time of application (postdoctoral experience desired)
Background in solid phase peptide synthesis and solution phase organic synthesis. Extensive hands-on experience in high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS), and analytical techniques used in biochemistry and cell and molecular biology including: binding/inhibition assays, western blotting, gel electrophoresis, confocal microscopy, circular dichroism and mammalian cell culture. Proficiency in English and PhD finished at the time of applying for the job a must. Strong bench execution experience and discipline are also required. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.