Postdoctoral Training Fellow (Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry)

20/01/2019, 23:55

Cancer Therapeutics
Medicinal Chemistry 4
Full time
Fixed Term
2 years
£30,715 - £37,757
The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

A postdoctoral position in synthetic organic chemistry applied to the discovery and optimisation of new drugs to treat cancer is now available in a collaborative project led by Dr Swen Hoelder. The successful candidate will be located in well-equipped laboratories in Sutton, South London and will apply their synthetic organic chemistry knowledge to prepare molecules of interest as anticancer agents. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to learn and develop skills in medicinal chemistry, as well as a broader understanding of drug discovery.

Knowledge, experience and achievement in synthetic chemistry are essential. The successful applicant will have ample opportunity to develop additional skills in post. This is an ideal opportunity for enthusiastic, committed chemists to make an important contribution to improved therapies for cancer patients, while gaining experience and training in drug discovery skills in an institute with a track record of success.

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