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This position is in the Simon laboratory in the Clinical Research and Human Biology Divisions that is developing new biologically active compounds as drugs and probes of pathways important to cancer and other diseases. The research effort involves interdisciplinary techniques ranging from cell and molecular biology to pharmacology but requires a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry. For relevant publications from the Simon lab, please see here and here.
The post-doctoral fellow will have a major role in projects designing, synthesizing and testing investigational compounds using in vitro and in vivo models. Expertise in synthetic organic chemistry including design, synthesis, purification and characterization of drug-like compounds is essential. A familiarity with techniques such as mammalian tissue culture, transfection, Western blotting and immuno-precipitation would be an asset. The post-doctoral fellow will have primary responsibility for leading a drug development project and will assist other members of the lab as required. The incumbent will be expected to help with preparation of figures for publication and writing and editing of manuscripts.