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Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemisty and Biochemistry - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (38690)
Northern Illinois University

Date Posted Nov. 22, 2021
Title Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemisty and Biochemistry - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (38690)
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Chemistry & Biochemistry
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Chemistry - General
    Biology - Biochemistry

This work involves the organic synthesis of new molecular compounds as potential drugs for the treatment of infectious diseases. Additional work duties include design of new molecules, data analysis, analytical characterization, purification, maintaining lab equipment, and working with graduate and undergraduate student researchers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and execute organic syntheses for the preparation of intermediates and new small molecules for biological testing
  • Purify organic molecules to journal standards using both normal and reverse phase techniques
  • Characterize small molecules utilizing standard analytical techniques such as NMR & LC-MS
  • Keep meticulous records in laboratory notebook and online data management systems
  • Write technical reports of experimental data for manuscripts and patent applications
  • Conduct literature searches related to research project
  • Assist in the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students
  • Comply with University & Department safety policies
  • Maintain supplies, instrumentation, and other lab duties as assigned

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