Assistant Research Scientist
Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci
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Assistant Research Scientist
Fiscal (12 mo.)
- PhD in synthetic organic, or medicinal chemistry.
The Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences ( PBS ) in
the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia is seeking
candidates for a newly created Assistant Research Scientist faculty
position to help propel research focusing on the generation of
anti-viral compounds for treatment of numerous pathologies in the
laboratory of Dr. David Chu. This position will also aid in the
delivery of the Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science
Curriculum in PBS . The allocation of effort for this position at
appointment will be 24% teaching and 76% research/scholarship. This
position is expected to teach 6.4 credit hours/year. This
allocation of effort may be revised during the term of employment.
Continuation of employment is expressly subject to continued
support from external funding sources, which is currently good for,
at the most, two years.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or
- 3 years of post doc or industry related experience.
- 1 year experience in the nucleoside and nucleotide
- 1 year teaching experience in the Pharmaceutical Medicinal
Chemistry and Pharm D courses.
- 1 year experience with all phases of drug discovery and
specialized in the organic synthesis and synthetic route
development of target molecules.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
- A track record of significant scientific contributions with
publications in peer-reviewed journals and protection of
- Outstanding communication skills; ability to develop, implement
and clearly communicate drug discovery strategies.
- Strong interpersonal skills and comfortable working in a
rapidly changing environment.
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under the age of 18 or direct patient care?
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IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to
chemicals and medications)
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Synthesizing and characterizing compounds required for biological
studies. Measuring the photochemical properties of compounds used
for biological studies. Assisting with biological studies.
Communicating regularly and in a timely fashion with the PI
regarding research and other issues relevant to the operation of
the laboratory. Assisting with the daily operations of the
laboratory. Assisting with the supervision of the other members of
the laboratory. Other duties as assigned
Percentage Of Time
Developing lectures for Medicinal Chemistry based courses.
Delivering lectures in Medicinal Chemistry-based courses. Assisting
with delivery of laboratory-based courses in B.S. Program. Working
with PBS faculty, including course coordinators, to design and
implement novel curriculum in medicinal chemistry. Proctoring
quizzes, exams and other assessments. Grading exams, quizzes and
other assessments and the timely reporting of grades to course
coordinators. Training and coordinating Teaching Assistants.
Percentage Of Time
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