Postdoctoral Fellow - PhD

Job ID 2022-42821
Area of Interest
Research & Development
Location Name
Jack R MacDonald Building
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Global Infectious Disease
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province
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Children’s Research Institute in Dr. Tanya Parish Lab:

TB remains a serious global health problem and there is an urgent need for new therapeutic agents. Work within our group focusses on the development of new anti-tubercular agents. The Parish Lab ( is seeking a qualified chemist at the post-doctoral level to conduct synthetic/medicinal chemistry in the area of tuberculosis. The candidate will work on a research project to develop novel inhibitors of protein secretion in the global human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The candidate will be responsible for the design, synthesis and characterization of small molecules for drug discovery, as well as analytical chemistry.


Description of Responsibilities:
• Conduct a research and development project
• Design and implement research plans
• Troubleshoot and solve experimental and technical problems
• Prepare and present papers, reports, and presentations of current research work
• Write manuscripts and assist with grant preparation
• Oversee quality control and data integrity
Specific duties include:
• Design, synthesis, purification and characterization of small molecules as candidate anti-tubercular agents
• Use of analytical chemistry techniques/methods.
• Support of in vitro ADME studies.


Required Education/Experience:
- PhD in organic chemistry from an accredited university training program
- Experience using basic research techniques of specialty area

- Previous experience conducting research in medicinal chemistry
- Experience in protocol and manuscript development and in grant writing


- Previous experience conducting research in medicinal chemistry
- Experience in protocol and manuscript development and in grant writing

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In accordance with Washington state law, Seattle Children’s requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent and your vaccine status will be verified at onboarding.

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