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Postdoctoral Fellow: Chemistry (Calibr)

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Requisition Information

Posting Information

Requisition Number 04926
Department Name: Calibr
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Postdoctoral Fellow: Chemistry (Calibr)
Position Summary:

Postdoctoral Fellow: Chemistry

JOB ID: 144

The California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr) is a not-for-profit research institute located in La Jolla, California. Calibr is focused on innovative early stage translational research in collaboration with academic partners in the areas of regenerative medicine, cancer biology, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, immunology and infectious disease.

The California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr) is seeking talented Medicinal and Synthetic Postdoctoral Fellow candidates to join a dynamic, interdisciplinary team of scientists focused on early stage translational research. Postdoctoral researchers in the medicinal chemistry group will work as part of a team of scientists to synthesize and characterize small molecules that represent new therapeutic approaches to unmet medical needs. The researcher will be synthesizing and designing analogs designed to optimize the potency, pharmacokinetics, safety and in vivo efficacy of potential drug candidates. Work will be published in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals.

Upon successful completion of the program, the fellows fluent in both Mandarin and English will have the opportunity to transition to a permanent position at the Global Health Drug Discovery Institute, which is to be established in Beijing China by Tsinghua University and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Location: California
Additional Information:

This position is with the California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr). To learn more about this opportunity and/or to apply for consideration, please go to :

Physical Requirements:

This position works in a laboratory or vivarium environment. Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Ph.D. in chemistry
  • Strong skills and a proven track record in synthetic organic chemistry, compound purification, and structural characterization
    Profound literature search skills, the ability to design and improve synthetic routes to support SAR studies and deliver compound in large scale in timely manner
  • Highly motivated, creative, and able to maintain excellent documentation of their work
  • Able to collaborate proficiently and communicate effectively with colleagues and management team
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and collaborative communication skills
  • Fluent in both Mandarin and English
Preferred Qualifications:
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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