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-Synthesize small molecules to build appropriate compound libraries. - Purify, characterize, and test for desired biological activity selected compounds. -Prepare regular written progress reports. -Submit manuscripts based on work to peer reviewed journals and present results at national conferences. -Work with faculty supervisor and graduate students. -Take the initiative in finding solutions to scientific problems that arise on a day-to-day research. -Pursue research goals with routine consultation, but limited supervision. -Supervise/train undergraduate or graduate students in laboratory procedures. -Assist in project design, execution, and interpretation of research results. -Prepare professional presentations, reports, and publications. -Engage in collaborative work with peers to achieve research objectives.
-Doctoral degree in chemistry or an appropriate related field. -Demonstrated skill in organic synthesis of small molecules and their purification and characterization (NMR,mass spectrometry, etc.). -Strong work habits and the ability to work independently as well as with a research group. -Strong communication skills.
-Strong background in cell biology, pharmacology, or related field. -Experience with bacterial or baculovirus protein expression system, and protein purification. -Experience with mammalian cell culture, particularly on melanoma or breast cancer cell line. -Experience with microscopy tools. -Experience with in vivo studies. -Evidence of good project management. -Publications based on research, as primary author. -Ability to work under limited supervision. -Creativity, independence and high motivation. -Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of personnel in the organization.
Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Part-time
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