Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry

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Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry

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The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy invites applications for two tenure-track positions in the area of synthetic medicinal chemistry. One of the appointments will be considered only at the Associate/Full professor level, depending on qualifications. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related field. Desired characteristics include a strong academic record, an internationally recognized research program involving synthetic medicinal/(bio)organic chemistry and a commitment to interdisciplinary research in the pharmaceutical sciences. Individuals with interests in design and synthesis of small drug molecules and/or synthesis of natural products, or solid phase combinatorial/parallel synthesis are especially encouraged to apply. The selected individuals will be expected to sustain a competitive, extramurally supported research and graduate training program, and will have the ability and commitment to contribute to the professional and graduate education activities in the College of Pharmacy.

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, located within the College of Pharmacy, is a component of the University of Kentucky Medical Center, an interdisciplinary education, healthcare and research center with an emphasis in areas of strength that include cancer, neuroscience and cardiovascular disease. The department is housed in the newly-constructed Biological-Pharmaceutical Complex, a $155 million, 286,000 sq ft, state-of-the-art facility and is currently in a period of significant growth, presenting exciting opportunities for development of new and innovative research initiatives. More information about the College is available at its web site:

Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a description of the research program, and 4) full contact information of three references, as electronic files (.doc or .pdf) to:

Application review will continue until the positions are filled.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer & Educator. If offered a position, the candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and national background check in accordance with University of Kentucky Human Resources regulations.
      Jurgen Rohr
Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
789 S. Limestone St.
Biopharm. Bldg.
Lexington, KY 40536-0596
United States
Phone: 859-257-7896
Fax: 859-257-7564

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