Postdoctoral Associate in Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry University of Calgary, Department of Chemistry Canada

Postdoctoral Associate in Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

Job ID: 17903

Updated: Yesterday

Location: Main Campus

Position Description


Area: Organic Synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery

Duration: 1-2 years

Start Date: July 1, 2019 to Sept 1, 2019 (start date is negotiable)

Salary: $40,000 plus benefits


The Derksen Group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry.


Job Description:

The successful candidate will be primarily focused on synthetic chemistry in a laboratory setting. The candidate will be required to work within a team consisting of a research associate, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students and will be expected to provide leadership to junior lab members, assist in writing manuscripts, while working to complete their own projects. Strong communication and writing skills are essential.



PhD in chemistry completed within the last 3-years, relating to the preparation of organic molecules. Applicants set to complete their PhD before Sept 2019 are also encouraged to apply. Previous experience in successfully completing organic syntheses is essential but could be related to type of organic molecules (total synthesis, medicinal chemistry, methodology).


Application Details:

Please email Prof. Darren Derksen ( Applications should consist of a current CV, a list of referees who may be contacted, and a cover letter indicating your interest in the medicinal chemistry, how you are qualified for the position, and your availability.


Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.


About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit


To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.


About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.


The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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