Job ID: 147677

Post Doctoral Researcher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Oct. 14, 2020
  • Post Doctoral Researcher
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Worcester, MA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Biology - Biochemistry

Post Doctoral Researcher


Chemistry & Biochemistry - NFR JM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

A one year postdoctoral research position with option to renew for another year. Research to be conducted in a synthetic chemistry laboratory. I am in great need of a postdoc who can be another leader to my young first year graduate students during this time of confusion. Also, when WPI reopens, I will need someone to help me get my research up and going quickly again.


A full-time postdoctoral research position in synthetic chemistry is available. The applicant should demonstrate experience in reaction methodology development and possess the following skills: small molecule synthesis, large-scale preparation, column chromatography, analytical skills including NMR, GC, MS, HPLC, LCMS, IR, TLC, etc. General knowledge of retrosynthetic analysis, catalysis, and synthetic chemistry is required. The position is for 1 year, with the option to renew after an annual review. Interest in chemical biology and protein work is also encouraged.


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

-design a route to a small molecule

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

-purify compounds with flash chromatography or Biotage

-analyze compounds by NMR, HPLC, GC, GCMS, LCMS

-lead and teach younger graduate students organic chemistry


-a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry demonstrable by evidence or statements in the candidate's cover letter, CV, and research summary

-cover letter


-research summary

-list of references

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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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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