The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, with funding support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is implementing a project titled ‘Supporting a Drug Discovery Hub Development in Ghana’. This project seeks to train young scientists and technicians towards building a critical mass for drug discovery applications, equip them to compete effectively for international funding for research work in Africa, offer them international exposure, and facilitate their networking and collaboration with other institutions.
This call is to invite interested applicants apply for the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow in Organic/Medical Chemistry. Successful applicants will conduct research for a one-year period (renewable up to two years based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds) in a strong interdisciplinary environment at the Department of Chemistry (Drug Innovation Group, Frank Torto Building).
1) Organic/Medical Chemistry- Postdoctoral Fellow
This is a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Organic/Medical Chemistry with research focus on synthetic organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to utilize data from DMPK and biological studies to design and synthesize potential drug leads for malaria and other neglected tropical diseases.
A Young Scientist seeking research career in academia or industry. Applicant should have a Ph.D. degree in Synthetic Organic Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry obtained within the past 5 years. Individuals who have submitted their Ph.D. dissertations are also eligible to apply. Applicants must be able to carry out independent organic synthesis and be willing to supervise MSc. and Ph.D. students. The applicant must also be highly motivated, have strong research and conceptual skills and be interested in developing novel research directions. Applicants must have strong written and oral communication skills in English. Working knowledge of English would be an advantage.
How to Apply
Prospective candidates should complete and submit an application pack (both electronic and hardcopies) to The Assistant Registrar, NMIMR. The application should include the following:
a) A letter of application (stating areas of expertise, research interests and experience);
b) An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae;
c) List of publications;
d) Copies of relevant educational and professional certificates and transcripts; and,
e) Two academic references
Submit hardcopies to:
The Assistant Registrar
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
University of Ghana
P.O. Box LG 581
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted to participate in a selection process.
Deadline of Application Submission
Applicants should send both electronic and hardcopies of their applications to The Assistant Registrar, NMIMR by June 03, 2022 (17.00hr GMT)