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Postdoctoral Research Position, Biocatalysis
Virginia Commonwealth University

Date Posted May 14, 2019
Title Postdoctoral Research Position, Biocatalysis
University Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA, United States
Department Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering at Medicines for All Institute
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Chemistry - Biochemistry
    Chemistry - General
    Biology - Biochemistry

Postdoctoral Research Position – Biocatalysis
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering at Medicines for All Institute

The College of Engineering, department of Medicines for All Institute (M4ALL), at Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking a talented Postdoctoral Fellow to assist with research projects that involve developing effective and efficient chemical and/or biological synthesis processes for pharmaceuticals. The projects offer opportunity for both academia and industrial collaborations.

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical biology, or related field
  • Expertise in biocatalysis and/or bioconjugation
  • Expertise in associated analytical and characterization techniques, such as FPLC/HPLC
  • Excellent communication skills, including composing manuscripts

Preferred qualifications:

  • Expertise in production and purification of biomolecules
  • Experience in (bio)chemical and solids characterization technique
  • Interest and ability to mentor junior team members, and ensure highest levels of laboratory safety

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct research on the use of biomolecules for reactions.
  • Supervision of Master and Bachelor students that perform research on this topic
  • Assist in writing research grants for various national and international funding agencies

Application Procedures:

Candidates should complete an application at and upload, in this order, a cover letter that describes any previous training and research experience, curriculum vitae, and the names and e-mail addresses/phone numbers of three professional references in a single PDF file.

  • Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability. Women, minorities, veteran’s, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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