Postdoctoral Fellow: Synthetic and Peptide Chemistry 2408 views

Postdoctoral Fellow – Synthetic and Peptide Chemistry, University Of Alberta

Faculty of Science – Chemistry Department

Reference No.: Competition No. : A104942788

Closing Date : Will remain open until filled.


The laboratories of Professor McMullen (Surgery, Medicine) and Professor Derda (Chemistry) are looking for a full-time position in synthetic chemistry with focus on peptide chemistry. The candidate will be part of the multi-year CIHR-supported program in the development of therapeutic and imaging reagents for thyroid cancer.

Requirements / Qualifications

The ideal candidate possesses:

  1. A recent PhD in Chemistry or a related discipline
  2. A strong background in synthetic chemistry with a focus on peptide chemistry
  3. Prior hands-on experience with aqueous chemistry is essential
  4. A good publication record
  5. Excellent organizational and communication skills


  1. We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a scientific interest in synthetic chemistry.
  2. Experience in the synthesis, purification and modification of unprotected peptides is desired. Experience with aqueous chemistry and appropriate techniques for purification of polar compounds (HPLC, lyo, speedvac) is required.

Duration: The appointment is for one year, with a possibility of renewal, and the starting date is negotiable.

How To apply:

Please send your updated CV and cover letter including names and the email addresses of three referees directly to Dr. Ratmir Derda by e-mail at Candidates are welcome to contact Prof Derda for further discussion.

Quick Overview———
Organization University of Alberta
Level  Postdoc
Country Canada
Subject areas Synthetic and Peptide Chemistry
Fellowship $50,000/Year plus benefits
Eligibility Open to all nationalities 
Deadline Open until filled

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