Research Associate-Pharmacology (GJ)

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210070 Requisition #

Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, in School of Medicine, Creighton University is seeking a full-time, highly motivated and skilled organic/medicinal chemist to join our team as Research Associate. This is NIH funded project on synthesis and biological evaluation of small chemical molecules with antibacterial activity. Our research is focused on developing novel small molecule therapeutic agents targeting antibiotic resistant bacterial strains for the treatment of bacterial infections. 

Responsibilities:
•    Perform work as directed by the Principal Investigator to conduct ongoing research experiments.
•    Become an integral member of a Project Team that develops detailed SAR to advance best-in-class small molecules from hit identification to development candidate selection
•    Design and develop new multi-step syntheses to challenging target molecules
•    Collaborate and communicate research results effectively with the team
•    Maintain accurate Lab book records of experiments and analytical data
•    Maintain a safe working environment

This position is 100% grant funded.

This position will work normal business hours:  8am-4:30pm; depending upon research needs position may require evening, weekend, and holiday work.  
 

Qualifications:
M.S./M. Pharm in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry or equivalent;
5+ year's research lab experience; and (1+ years) in a synthetic organic laboratory;
Previous work experience as a medicinal chemist is a plus, but not necessary; 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Candidate who just submitted Ph.D. thesis will be given priority for this post;
Previous work experience as a medicinal chemist is a plus, but not necessary;
Skilled performing analysis and purification of small molecules using a variety of techniques (TLC, FCC, HPLC, LC/MS, NMR, etc.);
Strong ability to interpret data and to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues;
Strong work ethic, excellent written and communication skills;
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel; PowerPoint and Outlook;
Team focused, collaborative, self-motivated, goal-oriented, and passionate;
Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays depending upon research needs
  
Physical Requirements:
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Hearing: 50 – 74%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 50 – 74%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 25 – 49 % (pound: 15 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75-100%
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: Yes

Working with Animals:  No 
Travel: No

  
AAP/EEO Statement:
Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

  
Disclosure Statement:
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

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