Department of Chemistry



Senior Investigator - NIH

A full-time research position is immediately available in the laboratory of Daniel Appella, Senior Investigator in the Intramural Research Program at NIDDK, NIH. The objective of our research is to use chemical synthesis of mercaptobenzamide derivatives and chemically designed Peptide Nucleic Acids (PNAs) to uncover novel facets of biology (for background, see: Nature Communications, 2014, 5, 5079, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 12296, Nature Chemical Biology, 2010, 6, 887). In this position, the ideal candidate will design and synthesize mercaptobenzamides and also perform all aspects of PNA synthesis, purification, and characterization. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a field of science that provides the necessary chemical background for this work, and be willing to perform some biological protocols, interact with biological collaborators, and have experience writing scientific manuscripts. Candidates with postdoctoral experience after the Ph.D. are preferable. Interested candidates should send a C.V. (listing three references) and cover letter to Daniel Appella ( no later than September 30, 2016. HHS, NIH, and NIDDK are Equal Opportunity Employers