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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a research statement summarizing the current research accomplishments and future research goals and objectives, and three letters of recommendation. Questions may be directed to Dr. Sudeshna Roy (roy@olemiss.edu). For degree verification, an official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department Biomolecular Sciences
Job Location Oxford
Job Type Full-Time
Job Description

The Roy Laboratory in the Department of Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is currently seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow who has a strong background in total synthesis, synthetic methods development, and/or medicinal chemistry and would like to diversify their skill sets into drug discovery and chemical biology programs. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable up to two years contingent on continued funding and satisfactory performance.

Job Responsibilities

Typical responsibilities will involve performing research to develop new synthetic methods with applications in chemical biology or developing chemotherapeutic agents against drug-resistant infectious diseases. Interpret results and use them to drive and design subsequent experiments. Maintain detailed notes and record all research work via an electronic notebook system. Report data in team meetings and in meetings with collaborators (including those outside of the University of Mississippi). Participate in laboratory upkeep, maintenance of laboratory equipment, and safety activities. Contribute to the preparation and submission of reports and publications related to research. Report results at external scientific meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry by the time of the appointment and a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Special instructions to applicants

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a research statement summarizing the current research accomplishments and future research goals and objectives, and three letters of recommendation. Questions may be directed to Dr. Sudeshna Roy (roy@olemiss.edu). For degree verification, an official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

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Work Schedule
If part-time, specific number of hours per week
Published Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience
Exceptional Employment Benefits

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program includes an employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (http://hr.olemiss.edu/benefits/).

Job Open Date 08/31/2017
Employee Category Professional / Administrative
Employee Designation Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1, provided by applicants
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2, provided by applicants
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3, provided by applicants