Postdoctoral Fellow- Chemical Biology, Peptide

Staff Name: 
Terrence R. Burke Jr., Ph.D.
Chemical Biology Laboratory
Research Area Keywords: 

Chemical Biology, Peptide, Peptide Mimetic Synthesis

Position Description: 

The position will involve developing peptide/peptide mimetic protein-protein interaction inhibitors directed at cell signaling pathways. Fellowships have an initial duration of two years, with the potential to extend a third year. Salary and benefit package are highly competitive. The Chemical Biology Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and is located on the NCI at Frederick campus in Frederick, Maryland. An overview of the Section's research, including publications and current members can be accessed at:

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Experience Required: 

A Ph.D. in synthetic organic or medicinal chemistry or related discipline with experience in peptide/peptide mimetic synthesis. Candidates should have recently received their Ph.D. or expect to receive it in the near future. Candidates who are able to conduct elementary biological evaluation would be preferred.

Additional Information: 

This position is located at CCR’s campus in Frederick, Maryland.  Frederick is the second largest city in Maryland but retains a “small town” feel, surrounded by mountain views, wineries, orchards, and a vibrant Main Street community.  It is less than an hour’s drive from the NIH main campus as well as the Appalachian Trail, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Gettysburg. The city offers many outstanding schools, a balanced and thriving economy, and a highly educated workforce.

How To Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit their CV with research overview and a brief statement of their expectations to:

Dr. Terrence Burke

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Terrence Burke
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