Postdoctoral Associate - Wasa Lab

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Palm Beach
Categories: Biology/Life Science, Grant or Research Administration
Department:37041100 - SR-CHEM-WASA LAB

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

The Wasa group is an organic chemistry laboratory focused on developing methods to access desirable analogues of natural products and pharmaceuticals in efficient, practical, cost-effective, and stereoselective manners are central to organic synthesis and drug discovery. Particularly attractive but challenging are schemes that enable direct transformation of ubiquitous but otherwise chemically inert C–H bonds that are contained in the polyfunctional bioactive molecules. We develop catalytic processes that entail oxidation of amine, ether, or thioether-based small molecule drugs into the corresponding enamine, enol ether or thioenol ether derivatives; such intermediates are then be coupled with various chemical tagging agents to generate – in a single operation – a library of drug derivatives. 

  • Development of chemical methods for late-stage functionalization of bioactive compounds.
  • Preparation of manuscript drafts and grant proposals.
  • Mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students.
Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Requires a doctoral degree in relevant fields.

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD in organic chemistry and closely related disciplines are preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Please provide names and email addresses of three to five references as part of the application process. When ready, the hiring department will contact the listed references via email requesting their reference letters to be uploaded directly to the application website.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

This position is open until filled.  Application review will begin October 1, 2023.

This is a time-limited position. 

For any questions, please contact Professor Masayuki Wasa at

Health Assessment Required: No.


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