Postdoctoral Fellow: Organic Chemistry
- UC San Diego/FDA
- Location: San Diego, CA
- Job Number: 7066518
- Posting Date: May 27, 2020
Job DescriptionA postdoctoral position is available to build contrast agents for molecular imaging. Our laboratory uses imaging data to study a variety of molecular mechanisms related to human health (http://jjokerst.eng.ucsd.edu/). The primary goal of this postdoctoral fellowship is to create peptide-based chemical probes for imaging enzymatic activity. These probes will be used in tandem with photoacoustic spectroscopy and animal models of human disease.
Interested applicants must have a PhD organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry or a closely related field. Preference will be given to applicants with an outstanding publication record and expertise in chemical synthesis as well as molecular biology and imaging. Experience with peptide chemistry is a major advantage. Applicants should be highly motivated, creative, and independent and be interested in a multi-disciplinary approach involving chemistry, engineering, optics, and clinical translation. The work will be conducted in beautiful La Jolla, California with a fantastic climate and excellent quality of life.
Our lab remains partially operational despite the Covid-19 restrictions; the candidate should be prepared to work shifts or take on other flexibility in light of the current pandemic. Persons already in the United States are strongly preferred due to travel restrictions.
Please submit a cover letter with research interests and curriculum vitae to Dr. Jesse Jokerst at firstname.lastname@example.org.