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Postdoctoral Fellow – Synthetic and medicinal chemistry

Paraza Pharma Inc. a Montreal based drug discovery organization is seeking an energetic, result-oriented individual with a proven track record of success to join our dynamic team and work on a collaborative project with Dr. Pat Forgione at Concordia University.

Location:  Montreal, Quebec

Job description:

The successful candidate is expected to have extensive experience in modern organic synthesis. In addition, we are looking for individuals with abilities to analyze complex data sets, demonstrate sound decision-making and analytical skills and able to provide creative proposals and solutions to advance on-going projects. The candidate will be expected to work independently within a team structure, design and execute synthetic routes and troubleshoot when needed. The key responsibilities of the successful candidates include the following:

  • Design and synthesis of novel target molecules as part of a medicinal chemistry team
  • Collection, analysis and interpretation of data sets. Proposal of follow-up experiments based on data trends
  • Troubleshoot and optimize reaction sequences
  • Participation in multidisciplinary team meetings
  • Prepare summary documents and presentations to chemistry and project teams

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Organic, Bioorganic or Medicinal Chemistry, with 0-2 years of post-doctoral experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry
  • Demonstrated laboratory proficiency
  • Experience with the operation of standard laboratory instrumentation (e.g. NMR, MS, automated chromatography), and data analysis
  • Able to work within a team structure and effectively communicate with colleagues at all levels
  • Proven research track record as evidenced by a strong publication and/or patent record
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, and constantly seeking creative solutions to challenging problems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

To apply send your CV and cover letter to Drs. Claudio Sturino and Laurent Sabbagh:  claudio.sturino@parazapharma.com; laurent.sabbagh@parazapharma.com

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

About the Forgione Group: http://faculty.concordia.ca/forgione/

Our research is focused on developing new methods for the formation of carbon-carbon bonds. This plays an important role in the synthesis of a wide-range of chemical structures, including many drugs that are used to treat numerous diseases.

About Paraza Pharma Inc.: http://parazapharma.com

Paraza Pharma, Inc. is an innovative company with an aim to significantly improve the efficiency of the drug discovery process. Paraza Pharma, Inc. is a rapidly growing organization which offers a dynamic and collaborative work environment where scientific excellence, innovation and creativity are at the forefront.

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