Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Lebanon, OR 97355, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Postdoctoral Positions

Job Description


Postdoctoral Fellow

Posting Number: A00647
Position Status:
Campus: Western University Campus-Lebanon, OR
Department: 1480-COMP Northwest Campus

Function: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - NW
Family: Research
Classification Series Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Classification Pay Scale
In compliance with SB 1162, Western University of Health Sciences is providing a pay scale for this position. The pay scale reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position. Within this range, the individual pay is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and work location. Please note that the compensation details listed reflects the base salary only.

Full Salary Range
Minimum: $64,480.00
Maximum $64,480.00

Expected Pay Scale
Minimum: $64,480.00
Maximum: $64,480.00

Job Summary
Synthesize compounds (small molecules and peptides) and conduct bioassays to assess their biological activities, including antimicrobial, anticancer, and drug delivery properties. Provide assistance to the research team in routine laboratory tasks such as maintaining and ensuring laboratory safety, manuscript writing, data analysis, and presentation during meetings.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Chemical synthesis and characterization of compounds using NMR, HPLC and Mass Spec, peptide synthesis, artificial intelligence and computation chemistry, bacteria and mammalian cell culture, microbroth dilution assay, antiproliferative assay, flow cytometry, microscopy, recording and analysis of data, manuscript writing and presentation in national meetings.2. Proficient in both spoken and written English communication skills

Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biology, or related field

Preferred Qualifications
Possess experience in drug discovery and development for anti-infective diseases, demonstrated by a robust publication record and strong communication skills.

Posting Date: 10/13/2023
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants

Essential Job Duties

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty

Conduct chemical synthesis using both solution-phase and solid-phase methods. Analyze synthesized compounds through mass spectrometry, NMR, HPLC, and LCMS for thorough characterization.

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Engage in cell culture tasks with bacteria and/or mammalian cells. Perform testing of compound libraries to evaluate their biological activity.

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Apply AI and computational tools for drug design, collaborating closely with biologists and clinicians.

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Perform data analysis, train research personnel, write original research articles, and participate in discussions with collaborators.

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Participate in national meetings to present data to peers. Assist the PI in lab maintenance and ensuring laboratory safety.

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Describe Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those anemployee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are routinely performed in a typical laboratory setting. While performing duties in this setting the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold (non-weather), and risk of electric shock.

The employee is regularly exposed to wet humid conditions (non-weather), moving mechanical parts, and high precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, extreme heat (non-weather), and risk of radiation. The noise level in this setting may be loud due to the noise of ventilation system and hydraulic body hoist.

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