Current Job Openings in the Arnatt Lab

Saint Louis University, a Catholic Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service seeks applicants for a Post-doctoral Position in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry starting Fall 2016. The position will be in the laboratory of Dr. Chris Arnatt, with a start date of August 1, 2016. A Ph.D. is required for this position.  We are seeking highly motivated synthetic organic chemists and medicinal chemists to join an interdisciplinary program. Dr. Arnatt’s lab is conducting highly interdisciplinary research focused on development of novel biologically active compounds and chemical probes, which covers chemical synthesis, medicinal chemistry, biochemical assays, and cell-based fluorescence imaging. The successful candidate will be involved in the design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of small molecule fluorescent probes to evaluate the pluripotency (quality) of induced pluripotent (engineered) stem cells. The duties will include:  design and execution of multi-step synthetic routes, induced pluripotent stem cell culture, and biological evaluation of chemical probes. Applications should have a PhD degree in synthetic organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or related area. Must have a strong background in designing synthetic routes, and be able to apply NMR, HPLC, and MS, accordingly, to solve synthetic problems. Knowledge/experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: molecular biology, cell culture, biochemistry, and/or fluorescence microscopy. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are also required. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send their CV, transcripts, copies of publications, and 3 reference letters to the attention of Assistant Professor Christopher Arnatt at Saint Louis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and encourages nominations and applications of women and underrepresented minorities.