Postdoctoral Scholars - Chemical Synthesis University of California, Irvine, School of Physical Sciences - Chemistry United States

Postdoctoral Scholars - Chemical Synthesis


  • School of Physical Sciences - Chemistry



Open December 1st, 2018 through March 31st, 2019

If you apply to this recruitment by March 31st, 2019, you will have until April 12th, 2019 to complete your application.



School of Physical Sciences
Department of Chemistry
Position: Postdoctoral Scholars – Chemical Synthesis (JPF05066)


The Vanderwal research group in the Department of Chemistry, UC Irvine, is searching for up to two postdoctoral scholars to work in chemical synthesis on a collaborative project between UCI and GSK’s Diseases of the Developing World (DDW) Campus, funded by GSK’s Open Lab Initiative. The project will involve a mix of total synthesis, medicinal chemistry, and chemical probe design in the area of natural-product-based antimalarial drug development. Funding for 18 months is in place, wherein the first 6–9 months would be spent at UCI in the Vanderwal lab, and the rest of the time would be spent at the DDW campus in Madrid, Spain. The possibility exists to extend the appointment in the Vanderwal laboratory after the 18 months is complete. The anticipated start date will be summer of 2019.


Please apply online at with a cover letter that also describes your immediate and long-term research goals, a curriculum vitae including publications list, and names for three letters of reference (please do not solicit letters).


The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.



Irvine, CA



Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement. 

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)



  1. Create an ApplicantID

  2. Provide required information and documents

  3. If any, provide required reference information

If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Physicaloxy


All Jobs


Harvard University Academic Positions

Kuwait University Current Faculty Openings

Osaka University Academic Opportunities

Purdue University Job Postings for Faculty Positions

Texas Tech University Faculty Openings

Tsinghua University Job Postings

University of Cambridge Job Openings

University of Geneva Faculty Opportunities

University of New South Wales Job Openings

University of Nottingham Research Positions

University of Oslo Academic Jobs

University of Saskatchewan Faculty Positions

University of Southampton Research Vacancies

University of Tokyo Current Academic Vacancies

University of Toronto Open Faculty Positions

University of Zurich Job Postings