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Post-Doctoral Fellow
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Dec. 12, 2022
Title Post-Doctoral Fellow
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Chemistry - Biochemistry
    Chemistry - General

Post-Doctoral Fellow


Chemistry & Biochemistry - NFR JM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

A full-time postdoctoral research position in synthetic chemistry is available. The position is for 1 year, with the option to renew after an annual review. A Ph.D. in organic chemistry or a similarly related field is required. Relevant skills include: reaction setup and workup, column chromatography, analysis of small molecules with 1H, 13C, 19F NMR, GC, MS, HPLC, LCMS, IR, TLC, etc. Experience in reaction methods development and optimization, small molecule synthesis, 50g scale compound preparation, glove box and other anhydrous techniques is required. Basic understanding of reaction kinetics, thermodynamics, photochemistry, retrosynthetic analysis, catalysis, and synthetic chemistry is also required. Interest in chemical biology and protein work is also encouraged.


Responsibilities include:

- execute reaction design, set up, workup, and analysis

-design a synthetic route to a small molecule

-offer insights and original opinions on reaction methodology, medicinal chemistry, and organic chemistry

-purify compounds with flash chromatography

-analyze compounds by 1H, 13C, 19F NMR, HPLC, GC, GCMS, LCMS

-lead and teach younger graduate students organic chemistry

WPI requires that all employees to be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted. For additional information, please go to

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. It seeks individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity, collaboration, inclusion, problem solving, innovation, high performance, and change making. It is committed to maintaining a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination.

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About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.


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