Positions Available

We are currently interviewing postdoctoral candidates to work on multiple medicinal chemistry projects. For specific project details, please see below:

Development of rocaglates for cancer and infectious disease

A postdoctoral position is currently available at the BU-CMD for a candidate with a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry. The project involves chemical synthesis of natural product (rocaglate) variants for applications in both cancer and infectious disease. For recent references, see: 1) doi: 10.1021/jacs.8b11477 2) doi: 10.1021/jacs.9b06446. This project is led by Profs. John Porco and Lauren Brown in conjunction with collaborators including a virology team led by Prof. John Connor and Prof. Robert Davey at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (BU NEIDL).

For this position, a Ph.D. degree and experience in multistep synthesis and characterization of complex molecules is required. Interested candidates can apply according to the directions below.

 

Development of anti-poxviral small molecules

We are seeking a talented postdoctoral candidate to work at the BU-CMD on a medicinal chemistry project targeting therapeutics for poxviral diseases (smallpox, monkeypox, cowpox). This project is led by Prof. Scott Schaus, in collaboration with a virology team led by Prof. John Connor at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (BU NEIDL), with additional collaboration from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The project targets the preclinical optimization of a broad-spectrum anti-poxviral inhibitor class, originally described here: https://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JVI.05416-11

Eligible applicants should have a PhD in synthetic organic and/or medicinal chemistry, and apply according to the directions below.

 

Development of antileishmanial small molecules

We are seeking a talented postdoctoral candidate to work at the BU-CMD on a medicinal chemistry project targeting therapeutics for the neglected tropical disease leishmaniasis. This project is led by Profs. Scott Schaus and Lauren Brown, in collaboration with parasitologists Dr. Jair Lage de Siqueira-Neto at the UCSD Center for Discovery and Innovation in Parasitic Diseases (CDIPD) and Dr. Camilia Indiani de Oliveira at IGM-FIOCRUZ in Brazil, and drug delivery/nanotechnology expert Mark Grinstaff at BUnano. The project targets the optimization of a novel compound series, target identification, and innovative drug delivery methods for both systemic and cutaneous manifestations of the disease.

Eligible applicants should have a PhD in synthetic organic and/or medicinal chemistry, and apply according to the directions below.

 

 

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their application package by e-mail to Lisa Holik (bucmd@bu.edu).

In the application package, please include the following, as PDF files:

  • Cover Letter

  • CV

  • Research Summary

  • The names of three references

Materials sent as Word documents will not be reviewed.