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Postdoc Research Associate
The Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Date Posted Aug. 22, 2022
Title Postdoc Research Associate
University The Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Department SGC-UNC
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Pharmacy - General
    Pharmacy - General
    Medicinal Chemistry
    Medicinal Chemistry

The SGC-UNC is looking to hire a postdoctoral associate interested in developing their skills in Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology. The postdoctoral associate will join a multidisciplinary team working to develop small molecule drug leads within the READDI Antiviral Drug Discovery Center. The postdoctoral associate will develop structure-activity relationships for the viral enzymes targets and design new analogs to improve potency, selectivity, and drug-like properties. All research will be conducted in an Open Science laboratory to facilitate rapid publication, presentation, and sharing of data. The SGC-UNC, a research center within the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, is the US site of the Structural Genomics Consortium, a non-profit, public-private partnership that currently includes eight of the largest pharmaceutical companies and academic research laboratories at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, University of Toronto, University College London, the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, and Goethe University Frankfurt. The SGC works on pre-competitive projects to discover new drugs and create new approaches to better understand and cure diseases. The SGC is committed to Open Science, sharing knowledge, data and reagents, which has led to a collaborative network of more than 250 international partners.

Education, Qualifications and Experience: PhD in Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology, or a related field. Qualified applicants must have experience in synthetic organic chemistry.  Experience in organic chemistry is preferred.

  • The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy ( is one of five health science schools (Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, Medicine) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is one of the oldest health science academic programs at Chapel Hill. The School teaches approximately 600 PharmD students, 100 PhD students, and 20 Master’s students. The School has built a reputation for its continued pursuit of excellence, rigorous education and training programs, cutting-edge multidisciplinary research, progressive pharmacy practices, efficient business operations, and its outstanding faculty, staff, and students. The School was named the number one School of Pharmacy in the U.S. by the U.S. News and World Report. The School has experienced unprecedented growth and success and continues to strategically position itself for sustained impact, as articulated in the School’s Strategic Plan (

    Our vision is to be the preeminent school of pharmacy where leaders in practice, education, and research are developed and nurtured. We are Advancing Medicine for Life through innovation and collaboration in pharmacy practice, education, research, and public service.

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Contact Information

  • Kim Swain
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    120 Mason Farm Road, GMB 1070H
    Cb #7356
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599


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