Baylor College of Medicine


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Assistant Professor
BCM Department Pathology
Location Texas Medical Center, Houston
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The Center for Drug Discovery (CDD) ( at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) will hire synthetic organic chemists/chemical biologists to fill Assistant Professor position to direct their own independent research programs and to participate in collaborative drug discovery efforts. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and/or chemical biology, have a strong record of academic and/or industrial distinction and productivity, and be highly motivated. Central to the CDD’s vision is the continued advancement of small-molecule discovery technology, including DNA-encoded chemistry and fragment-based ligand approaches, to identify compounds for use in treating cancer and neurological and metabolic diseases. The CDD’s research team is led by scientists with drug discovery and chemical biology experiences in academia and the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Successful candidates should have experience in designing and utilizing small-molecule compounds and will be expected to help design new chemical synthesis pathways, identify and evaluate chemical structures, troubleshoot problems as they occur, and collaborate with scientists in the CDD and BCM to accelerate successful drug discovery. BCM is located in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center and offers a highly interactive environment and a strong infrastructure for research and career development.

Applicants should send their CV, names of three references, and a five-page description of their current and planned research by November 30, 2016 to Dr. John W. Nelson (email:, Search Committee, Center for Drug Discovery, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030. Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and an Equal Access Employer. and an Equal Access Employer.