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Postdoctoral Research Associate
The Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences at American University of Sharjah (AUS) in the UAE strives to develop the core expertise and facilities needed to produce innovative advanced research in healthcare and biotechnology.
The Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to work with Dr. Amin Majdalawieh (PI) and Dr. Imad Abu-Yousef (Co-I). The project deals with design and synthesis of first-in-class nature-inspired compounds targeting mitochondrial metabolism as novel anti-cancer treatment. The successful applicant will have a strong laboratory research background that includes structure-based drug design and drug discovery techniques. Experience with assessment of mitochondrial metabolism and bioenergetics is preferred.
Qualifications and Experience Required:
- PhD in Organic Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry or a closely related discipline.
- Fluency in English, and strong written and spoken communication skills.
Experience in drug design and discovery research is preferred. An attractive compensation package will be offered.
Interested applicants should send an updated CV, a statement of research interests, and the contact information for two references to Dr. Amin Majdalawieh at [email protected] with the subject line “Postdoctoral position”. Please send the application as a single PDF. Applications will be considered as they are received and until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.