St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.
A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Tanaji Talele, Ph.D. in the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences at St. John's University in New York City.
The Talele laboratory focuses on design and synthesis of novel small molecule inhibitors for PARPs, HDACs and RAD51 for the treatment of cancer.
The ideal candidate holds a PhD in synthetic organic/medicinal chemistry, well versed with modern spectroscopic techniques (NMR, MS), and mg to gram scale organic synthesis. We are looking for a creative and highly motivated individual who possess the ability to work independently. Candidates with extensive experience in small molecule synthesis, purification, and characterization are preferred. This position is an excellent opportunity for the candidate to gain exposure to all aspects of drug discovery (computational design, drug-like property profiling, biochemical assays, and multi- parameter SAR optimization). We offer an enriching and interactive basic and pharmaceutical science environment.
Responsibilities: Medicinal chemistry optimization of novel small molecule anti-cancer lead compounds, establishing SAR and planning the synthesis of new compounds. This will entail thorough reading of the literature, planning, execution, optimization, and analysis of multi-step reaction steps, presentation of results in group meetings and conferences, writing of grant proposals and publications as well as supervision of students and technicians. To apply, please include a cover letter including a statement of research interest, full CV and contact information for three references.
St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.
Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.