Post Doc Fellow - Medicinal Chemist

Tampa, Florida
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28 Mar 2023
27 May 2023
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

At Moffitt Cancer Center, we come face-to-face with cancer every day, but we also see courage. And it inspires us to be the safest and best place for cancer care – to bring greater hope to every patient we serve. It’s why we’ve been continually named One of the Top Places to Work in the Tampa Bay Area. As the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, Moffitt employs some of the best and brightest minds from around the world. Moffitt is the leading cancer hospital in both Florida and the Southeast and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Because working at Moffitt is both a career and a mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Join a dedicated, diverse and inclusive team of over 7,000 to be a part of the Courageous future we envision.



We are seeking an enthusiastic medicinal chemist to work with Drs. Nicholas and Harshani Lawrence and Mark Alexandrow on a collaborative project to develop novel inhibitors of key oncogenic targets.


Position Highlights:

  • Opportunity to join a drug discovery team working to inhibit and/or degrade novel molecular anticancer targets
  • Integrate chemical expertise with molecular and structural biology.
  • Access to cutting edge chemistry analytical equipment and supporting ADME-PK Core
  • Moffitt integrates excellent patient care with cutting-edge clinical and basic research. Having a cancer hospital on-site provides unique opportunities for translational research.
  • Outstanding mentorship from expert faculty with wide-ranging funded research programs including T32 Training Grants.
  • You will be encouraged and supported to apply for training grants.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Extensive synthetic organic chemistry experience.
  • Strong desire and ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment is essential.
  • Highly motivated to apply medicinal chemistry skills to anticancer drug design.


  • Prepare and design inhibitors and degraders of key oncogenic proteins
  • Develop structure-activity relationships and structural models
  • Manage project data and compound inventory
  • Provide mentorship to research staff.

Credentials and Qualifications:

  • MD or PhD in synthetic organic or medicinal chemistry.
  • Should have at least one first Author publication.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Moffitt Cancer Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or protected veteran or disabled status. We seek candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

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