Post Doctoral Research Associate (Medicinal Chemist)

We have a unique opportunity for a Medicinal Chemist to work with a team of biologists, pharmacologists and medicinal students (including Scienctists at the University of Liverpool supervised by Professor O'Neill). The successful candidate will be involved in the discovery and development of novel peroxide drug candidates targeting malaria.

The Faculty of Biological Sciences at LSTM is one of the largest of its kind with a broad portfolio of research and technical assistance activities targeted at improving the control of insect-borne diseases worldwide. The appointed individual will join a diverse group of parasitologists and vector biologists working at the forefront of the field and with a global reputation for excellence.

This exciting post will provide an opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work with a team of biologists and chemists (including Scientists at the University of Liverpool) involved in the discovery and development of novel peroxide drug candidates targeting malaria.

You should have good experience in Organic Chemistry/Medicinal Chemistry and extensive experience in synthetic organic chemistry.  You must have the relevant experience to take a leading role in the generation of novel routes of synthesis of peroxide based chemical entities towards the projects milestones and deliverables. It will be equally important that you have experience in endoperoxide synthesis, handling reactive peroxide intermediates.  You must also have knowledge of antimalarial drug development. Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate skills and experience relating to Organic Synthesis, purification techniques such as silica gel chromatography and HPLC methods.

We are looking for an individual with excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), well developed research and analytical skills, plus the ability to work as an integral and co-operative member of a multi-disciplinary research team.  You must possess excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to achieve research objectives independent of day-to-day supervision.

This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit). Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates. To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas. For further information, please visit:

We believe that this post will not be suitable for individuals on Tier 5 visas as this post is not considered to be supernumerary to the organisation

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 Closing Date: Wednesday 23 November 2016      


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