Postdoctoral Fellow – Base Metal Catalysis for Discovery Chemistry (2018)
- PhD in catalysis, organometallic chemistry, organic or organometallic mechanistic investigation
- Detailed understanding of modern catalysis, methodology development, synthesis and reaction optimization strategies.
- Good working knowledge of contemporary analytical technologies, including, but not limited to HPLC, LCMS, UPLC-MS, MS-MS and NMR.
- A track record of driving innovation in chemistry-related sciences.
- Working knowledge of contemporary parallel synthesis and /or high-throughput experimentation technologies is desired, but not required.
- Working knowledge designing high-throughput experimental arrays and / or library synthesis arrays using Pipeline Pilot, Library Studio, or other design software is desired, but not required.
- Working knowledge of contemporary lab automation including microfluidics based technologies is desired, but not required.
- Successful record of performing in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
- Ability to collaborate and perform within a matrixed environment
- Strong communication skills, especially when sharing scientific details of work and outcomes of experiments
Target start date for this role is January 2018.
The postdoctoral research fellow with a background in organometallic chemistry, catalysis, and mechanistic investigation will work in the laboratories of Professor Paul Chirik at Princeton University as a part of GSK's Early Talent Review Program. The successful individual will spearhead research into base-metal catalyzed transformations with potential applications in drug discovery. This individual will also have unlimited access to GSK's high-throughput chemistry laboratory in Upper Merion, and will leverage the complementary capabilities of industry and academia to accelerate their research activities. This unique opportunity exposes the successful candidate to a top tier academic research program, while also providing important industrial R&D experience.
- Successfully deliver novel base-metal catalyzed synthetic methods to access novel chemical space.
- Display a deep understanding of the technical knowledge needed to translate hypothesis into streamlined chemistry methods solutions that are powerful, robust and user-friendly.
- Strive for innovation at a detailed scientific level.
- Act as an ambassador for GSK & Princeton by contributing and / or delivering external presentations and peer reviewed publications.
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