Postdoctoral Associate- Chemistry

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7101161 (Ref:11664-en_US)

Posted: May 26, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Postdoctoral positions in synthetic chemistry are available in the Zhi Tan laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX), an interdisciplinary group using deep learning, computational chemistry, bioinformatics, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, and molecular cell biology to develop novel therapeutics to tackle complex diseases such as cancers. Successful candidates with a proven track record in organic synthesis, as well as high motivation, creative thinking, and excellent communication skill, are expected to work with the team to push the boundaries of cancer chemical biology.

Job Duties

  • Complies with the intellectual property compliance requirements of the institute and laboratory.
  • Behaves honestly with any raw experimental data.
  • Conducts literature searches and information summaries in a well-organized format.
  • Designs practical synthetic routes for complex molecules.
  • Delivers target molecules in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Documents and presents experimental results in a professional manner.
  • Participates in collaboration with biological scientists throughout the academic community.
  • Prepares and gives impressive seminar talks as required by the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or other relevant fields.
  • Strong ability to perform both self-directed and guided research.
  • Strong ability to successfully work as a member of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Rapid learning and understanding skills in the following fields:
    • medicinal chemistry,
    • biochemistry,
    • chemical biology,
    • molecular cell biology,
    • structural biology,
    • proteomics,
    • computational science,
    • genetic engineering,
    • drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, 
    • murine modeling.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7101161 (Ref:11664-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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