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Postdoctoral Fellow - Organic Synthesis

Bowie State University
Bowie, Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 12, 2024
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Position Title

Postdoctoral Fellow - Organic Synthesis

Class Title


Regular or Contingent II

Contingent II (more than 6 mos)

Desired Start Date



Salary Range

$45,000 - $50,000

Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Duties and Responsibilities

The Smith Research Laboratory at Bowie State University (Bowie, Maryland) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scholar with expertise in Organic Synthesis and Chemical Biology. The Smith Research group is interested in the synthesis of small molecules to investigate biological problems such as drug-resistant cancers and blood-brain barrier transport. The research group has a strong synthetic chemistry foundation with applications in cellular biology and fluorescence spectroscopy. We are housed in the Center for Natural Science, Math and Nursing with state-of-the art facilities and equipment. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who are willing to bring cutting-edge research to a growing HBCU !

The ideal candidate will:
  • Conduct multi-scale synthesis of small molecules including peptides, nucleotides, lipids, etc.
  • Operate and maintain NMR, IR, MS, HPLC instrumentation
  • Conduct conjugate synthesis, purification and characterization
  • Present research findings at regular group meetings, as well as local and national conferences
  • Publish findings in peer-reviewed journals
Minimum Qualifications


PhD in organic chemistry, chemical biology, or related field preferred.


1-2 years of experience preferred.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Proficiency in organic synthesis and small molecule purification and characterization ( NMR, IR, MS) is required. Experience with HPLC, antibody-drug conjugate and spectroscopic methods (UV, fluorescence, etc.) is preferred. Proficiency in experimental design, data analysis and data storage are required. The successful candidates must be capable of independent work and possess strong written and oral communication skills.

Conditions of Employment

This is an in-person full-time position which includes: 8-hour shifts, Monday to Friday and weekend availability. Ability to commute/relocate are required.

Please be advised, COVID -19 vaccinations are encouraged but not required for faculty and staff to be employed at Bowie State University. This protocol is subject to change.

This position is grant-funded. Employment is subject to available funding.


Non-Union Position.

Bowie State University offers an excellent benefits package! This includes tuition remission including eligible dependents; choice of medical/vision plans, Carefirst BC/BS, United Health Care and Kaiser plans, dental, prescription, life insurance, and training and development.

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