Organic Synthesis Post Doctoral Associate (62522)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 09, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

A post-doctoral associate position is available for in the field of organic synthesis to work on methods, strategies, and applications of the Cope Rearrangement led by Dr. Alexander J. Grenning in the Department of Chemistry.

A position is available in the Grenning research lab at the University of Florida to develop new avenues for the Cope rearrangement, broadly defined. The lab has been developing a platform for synthesis based upon the coupling of alkylidene pronucleophiles and allylic or propargylic electrophiles. A summary of our research can be found at their group website ( ). Research plans (supported by significant preliminary data) include enantioselective methods, pushing the boundaries of the Cope rearrangement, unique tandem Cope rearrangement-centered processes, utilization of the methods and strategies in target synthesis (pharmaceutical leads and terpenoid natural products), and collaborative drug discovery. It is anticipated that the project will provide excellent training in the realm of organic synthesis and be fertile ground for making exciting discoveries and publishing impactful papers!

Candidates must have a PhD in organic chemistry or related field. This position will be initially awarded for one year, and, contingent upon strong performance and conduct and availability of funds, may be renewed up to two years.

The Grenning Lab particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: (1) a short research summary, (2) CV, (3) and three confidential letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to the Interfolio submission packet.

Evaluation of the applications will start August 20, 2020. Select candidates will be asked to interview via Zoom. The start date is flexible, but ideally by late 2020 or early 2021. For additional information you may address your specific questions to Prof. Alexander J. Grenning (

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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