Postdoctoral Associate- Collaborative Drug Development

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7173777 (Ref:16890-en_US)

Posted: August 26, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


We are seeking an outstanding, highly motivated researcher who will support ongoing projects as part of a fast-paced group to develop first-in-class small-molecule therapeutics. The major responsibility of this position will be the design, synthesis, purification, and characterization of small molecules as potential therapeutics. Extensive experience with standard techniques in organic synthesis, including extraction, purification (distillation, chromatography), and characterization (NMR, IR, mass spectrometry) is required. Experience in some aspects of biological assay development or execution is preferred. This position is jointly mentored by faculty within the Center for Drug Discovery and the Center for Precision Environmental Health. The position requires a candidate with excellent communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with all levels of academic trainees and staff scientists.

Job Duties

  • Designs synthetic routes to potential small molecule therapeutics. 
  • Synthesizes, purifies, and characterizes organic compounds.
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes data.
  • Maintains laboratory notebooks and related records.
  • Communicates results of experiments.
  • Assists in the preparation of laboratory reports, manuscripts, and patents.
  • Maintains laboratory organization.
  • Maintains safety protocols and maintaining high standards of experimental practice.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in organic chemistry or an equivalent degree with rigorous experience in small molecule synthesis is required.



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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