The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

Postdoctoral Fellow/College of Pharmacy

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

Memphis, TN, United States

Medicinal Chemistry postdoctoral fellow position

A NIH grant funded Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Wei Li in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center.  The Postdoctoral Fellow will be working on the design and synthesis of new drug-like small molecules. Highly motivated applicants with a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and biochemistry that would like to work in a rich and collaborative research and training environment will be considered.  

Dr. Li’s lab is located on the fifth floor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Campus in Memphis, Tennessee.  Excellent facilities and career development opportunities exist for postdoctoral fellows in the department and across campus.


Ph.D. in chemistry, medicinal chemistry or pharmaceutical sciences with a strong publication record in the field.

Demonstration of experience by first author published papers in the chemistry field is required.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter outlining their interest in the position, a CV, and two letters of reference to:

Wei Li, Ph.D.

College of Pharmacy

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

881 Madison Ave, room 561

Memphis, TN 38163


Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and is competitive for postdoctoral fellows. The position includes an excellent benefits package ( Located in Memphis, a dynamic Mid-South city rich in culture, history, diversity, music and cuisine, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the United States with a solid commitment to postdoctoral training. UTHSC is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.