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Job Opportunities for Graduate Students & Postdocs

Next Energy Technologies, Inc.

Chemistry - Synthetic Organic Chemistry (B.S.)

Next Energy Technologies (NEXT) is looking for entry level chemists to join our organic synthesis team. We are seeking highly motivated new graduates who are excited at the prospect of carrying out multi-step organic synthesis in an R&D setting. NEXT is a startup developing game-changing semi-transparent photovoltaic windows. Successful applicants can expect exceptional opportunities and an exciting work environment where passion, teamwork, and results are core values. Previous experience in a research lab is highly desired but not required.

To apply for this position e-mail a resume of your background and qualifications to:


Postdoctoral Fellow

Our team: 

We are a small team of molecular biologists in Google Accelerated Science (, working closely with a larger team of computational research scientists, software engineers, and mathematicians. The GAS team actively investigates new scientific challenges that can be transformed with innovative computation and machine learning. Our lab develops innovative protocol pipelines to dramatically accelerate scientific research. We strive to maintain a flexible scope on a wide range of potential projects. We have established an in-house wet laboratory to help run experiments, test model predictions, and develop new automated high throughput techniques to accelerate our research. Your responsibilities will include experimental scientific design, protocol development, mentorship of laboratory technicians and providing a biological and/or chemical viewpoint during data analysis discussions. Your role will consist of designing and executing novel biochemical and molecular biology protocols in the laboratory, which will contribute to the advancement of our team’s predictive mathematical models. In addition, you will design quality control assays to verify results, and transition optimized protocols to automated pipelines. Our work is fast-paced and changes often, so we are looking for a person who is flexible, meticulous and excited to grow. A previous background in any of the following would be significantly beneficial: biochemistry, molecular biology and/or protein engineering. 

Start date: Spring 2018, 1 year fixed term contract with a 3 month evaluation check-in; potential to extend for a second year

Interested candidates: please apply by emailing CVs/resumes to Tiffany Ly ( with the subject title name: GAS Lab Postdoctoral Fellow



Summer Co-op/Intern Position

This is a great opportunity for PhD students, grad students or undergrads to get industry experience and learn new biophysical techniques. I'm looking for a student from the Chemistry or Chemical Engineering department with background in interfacial science and/or fluorescence spectroscopy. The student will be co-mentored by me and another scientist in my department that is an expert in interfacial science.

The project will be about protein aggregation due to interfacial stress at silicone oil interfaces in pre-filled syringes. The student will study this with imaging flow cytometry, other fluorescence/non-fluorescence imaging techniques and interfacial techniques such as surface tension, rheology, confocal microscopy etc.

Interested candidates please email Miguel Saggu at


Seattle Genetics

Ph.D. Chemist

Seattle Genetics, leader in the field of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) for the treatment of cancer is seeking a Scientist to join our Process Chemistry group. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing novel synthetic routes and chemical processes for anti-cancer drugs and proprietary drug linkers used for antibody conjugation.  The ideal candidate should possess an in-depth knowledge of organic chemistry, reaction mechanisms, and familiarity with modern synthetic methods and analytical techniques.  Candidates will have demonstrated creativity and independence in solving synthetic problems and ultimately developing robust chemical processes which he or she will work to transfer to CMO’s.  Experience and expertise in peptide synthesis is desirable.  

Please view the entire job description and apply at

*Last updated 11/21/2017

Rice University

Assistant or Associate Professor, Molecular Nanotechnology

The search will consider applicants from all engineering and science disciplines, with emphasis on those with research programs in sustainable energy (carbon-based, electron-based, water-based), catalysis, and polymers/soft-matter. The ideal candidate will pursue research with strong intellectual overlap with chemistry, physics, materials science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and other related disciplines.

The advertisement is also available online at:  

*Last updated 11/20/2017

Novo Nordick

Postdoctoral Protein & Peptide Chemistry Position

The Protein and Peptide Chemistry Department in Seattle is engaged in early target discovery, validation and development of novel therapies for the treatment of Obesity and Diabetes. The STAR Postdoc will focus on identification and establishment of novel chemistry methodologies for site-specific protein modification. The position is offered as part of the Novo Nordisk R&D STAR Program (Science Talent Attraction and Recruitment). This 2-year program supports the most talented candidates in biotechnology, life, medical and engineering sciences who want to pursue a career in pharmaceutical R&D.

Interested students can contact Nick Cox, former ChEM-H medicinal chemistry postdoc, with questions:

Dart Neuroscience

Research Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry

Dart Neuroscience is a vibrant, fully integrated, and well-funded drug discovery company located in San Diego, CAOur goal is to become the leading specialized pharmaceutical company for memory disorders by identifying and developing innovative small molecule drugs that act across a diverse set of biological targets.

The Discovery Chemistry Department at Dart Neuroscience consists of 50+ chemists pursuing multiple CNS targets in state of the art laboratories. Thus, these new positions represent an outstanding opportunity for recent PhD or post-doctoral level chemists to engage in cutting edge medicinal chemistry research.

To apply for this position, candidates should follow these two steps:

  1. Fill out an on-line application for the Medicinal Chemistry position on our website
  2. Send their CV’s and research summaries to me at


Verily (a Google/Alphabet company)

Research Associate

Now hiring two research associates. The RA position is contracted to 1 year, with potential for extension depending on performance and project status. Our team is trying to extract cancer and autoimmune disease markers from blood and cerebrospinal fluid using a multi-omic approach, aided by biochemical methods to pre-enrich the disease signal. The eventual goal is to develop this technology into a diagnostic tool and integrate this data stream into Verily's other platforms that together give a broad molecular view of an individual.

The RA will help with platform development and execution on clinical samples. S/he is expected to have completed a bachelor's degree in molecular biology or related fields and have 1 year or more laboratory experience. Ability to independently follow protocols and maintain detailed laboratory notes is essential. Practical knowledge of PCR, western blots, and ELISAs is a plus. We're looking for people who can start as soon as possible.

Anyone interested can send their 1-2 page resume to me at  No cover letter or elaborate prose required.


Cal State Los Angeles

Assistant Professor

The Cal State LA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is now accepting applications for two assistant professor positions (organic, physical/computational). 

Apply on the Cal State LA website.


Fluence Analytics

Product Manager

Fluence Analytics is a New Orleans based startup company that delivers patented measurement products, data analytics, and automation technologies in the $1 trillion per year polymer industry and the $160 billion per year biopharma industry. Our core technologies measurably and reliably impact our customers production efficiency, R&D, safety, and ultimately, profitability.

Fluence Analytics wants an enthusiastic and highly motivated, experienced, full-time Product Manager who will run internal projects, manage internal communications with manufacturing and technology development groups, support customers and run customer focused projects for one of Fluence's exciting product lines. The role will be challenging and will require someone with excellent organization, communication and management skills that likes to learn new things at an accelerated rate and can execute quickly and effectively. For more information, please visit:

Virgina Academy of Integrated Science

Collegiate Assistant Professor: Integrated Science Curriculum Leader

The College of Science at Virginia Tech and the Academy of Integrated Science, through its Integrated Science Curriculum (, are placing a strong emphasis on integrated and interdisciplinary teaching. As part of this initiative, Virginia Tech has a non-tenure track faculty position for the Leader of the Integrated Science Curriculum in the Academy of Integrated Science to start in Fall 2018. The appointment will be at the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor with an initial 3-year appointment and the possibility of multi-year renewal upon successful review.

Applications must be submitted online at (posting number TR0170134) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy that describes an integrated vision for interdisciplinary science education, a description of previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups as well as how the applicant will further Virginia Tech’s commitment to build a culturally diverse educational environment, and contact information for three references. The review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant must pass a criminal background check. Questions regarding the position can be directed by Email to Prof. Michel Pleimling, Integrated Science Curriculum Faculty Search Committee Chair, at


Arizona State University, The School of Molecular Sciences

Assistant Professor

The School of Molecular Sciences (formerly the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) at Arizona State University is actively seeking and recruiting qualified candidates for a position of Assistant Professor.  The anticipated start date is August 2018.  We are considering people with expertise and interests in any and all areas of chemistry and biochemistry and who will have a PhD by the start date in relevant areas of science, engineering and technology. For more information, please visit  



Scientific Researcher/ Senior Scientific Researcher Synthetic Organic / Medicinal Chemistry

Exciting opportunity for a B.S./M.S. synthetic chemist to participate in our innovative program in drug discovery. The individual will be responsible for the design and synthesis of novel drug-like compounds. The position requires an individual that is highly motivated and excited to work in a collaborative environment.

Requirements: B.S. or M.S. in organic chemistry and at least 2 years of experience in synthetic or medicinal chemistry. Demonstrated expertise in multi-step synthesis, parallel synthesis, compound purification and structural characterization is preferred.

Please send CVs to Naomi Rajapaksa at