Postdoc, Organic Chemistry Job at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles, CA

Job Description

Postdoc, Organic Chemistry
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF07806

The Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) is currently seeking a highly skilled and motivated synthetic organic chemist ready to function in a fast-paced and collaborative environment. Applicants should have exceptional communication skills coupled with a strong publication record. Previous experience in fluorine chemistry, organometallic chemistry and multistep synthesis is highly desirable.

The synthetic chemistry candidate for this opportunity will be part of a multidisciplinary research team in the Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging within UCLA, located in Los Angeles, California. This candidate will work on developing novel methods for site-specific fluorination, organometallic chemistry as well as peptide labeling methods and will work closely with collaborators along the chemistry-biology interface. Interested candidates should be trained in traditional synthetic chemistry techniques and be willing to work in a highly collaborative environment.

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • Sound knowledge of organic chemistry reactions, mechanisms, multistep synthesis, and purification techniques
  • Experience in organometallic chemistry or fluorine chemistry is highly desirable
  • Must be able to prioritize work, multi-task and be very well organized
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Must have demonstrated awareness of safety practices required for working with hazardous chemicals
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with strong work ethic
  • Highly motivated and demonstrates the ability to work efficiently and productively in a dynamic team environment with other scientific disciplines
  • Experience in fluorine-18 radiochemistry is a plus but is not required

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