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Applications for this position should consist of a single PDF file that includes a Cover Letter, CV and contact information for 3 references.

Job Summary

Looking for a highly motivated, competent and skilled synthetic organic and medicinal chemist with extensive research and development experience in organic chemistry to join a laboratory focused on discovery, design and development of small-molecules as new molecularly targeted therapies for cancer. 


The candidates should have expertise in different methodologies used in syntheses of small and complex molecules, design and syntheses of biologically active molecules and their analogs, optimizing synthetic process. They should demonstrate skills in various analytical and preparative techniques including thin-layer chromatography, flash column chromatography, HPLC, NMR, LC-MS, IR, recrystallization, as well as to manage hazardous waste, organize chemical inventory, and searching scientific databases (Scifinder).

Required Qualifications*

Prior lab experience in the field of drug discovery particularly skills in multi-step synthesis, SAR, structure-based design is highly preferred. It is expected that the candidate has ability to work independently, as well as to be part of a multidisciplinary team, to collect and tabulate data, publish and present results, as well as to participate in the training of graduate students in a research laboratory setting.  Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry. Evidence of scholarly ability (record of publication in peer-reviewed journals, etc.)

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.