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Associate or Full Researcher/Professor (Medicinal Chemist, Cancer Biology

University of Hawai'i
Wake Island, Hawaii, US
Closing date
Sep 19, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Modeling, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Location : Honolulu, HI

Job Type: Full-Time Permanent

Job Number: 2023-00540

Department: University of Hawai'i at Manoa - University of Hawai'i Cancer Center

Opening Date: 03/03/2023

Closing Date: Continuous

Position Number:: 0082150

Title: Associate or Full Researcher/ Professor (Medicinal Chemist)
Position Number: 0082150
Open Date: March 02, 2023
Closing Date: Continuous
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Other Conditions: This advertisement is for a faculty position, to begin approximately Fall 2023.

Associate Researcher Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing, conducting, and managing research projects in the Cancer Biology Program working with Preclinical Core, and for managing the lab, including designing drugs, assays, and performing experimental High Throughput Screening (HTS) of natural products and small-molecule libraries against validated targets and biological/biochemical processes.
  • Conducts molecular modeling/virtual screening in accordance with Cancer Center faculty collaboration needs; works for the overall institution's goals to discover and identify new chemical entities as drugs for clinical application.
  • Performs screening experiments to search for in vitro evidence of activity for lead compounds and in support of lead optimization consistent with program activities.
  • Trains and supervises research assistants, graduate assistants, and postdoctoral fellows of principal investigators on the facility's services and assures the appropriate day-to-day operation of the HTS research lab. Coordinates all aspects of research activities in the lab.
  • Responsible for bio-safety assurance by maintaining bio-safety records, surveys, and inventories in the lab as mandated by the institution. Explores channels for maintaining self-sustainability and assisting user faculty in securing extramural funding to support the research that benefits the core facility.
  • Perform scholarly activities as assigned.
  • Researcher Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Same duties and responsibilities as Associate Researcher but will require greater accountability for more complex projects.
  • Serve as a role model within the UH Cancer Center, the UH, and in the national or international research, academic, and/or medical community.
  • May assist in the administration of the center and with other related professional and scientific research endeavors.
  • Researcher Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. and four years of Associate Professor experience at a university with recognized standing.
  • Four (4) years of effective research with demonstrated increasing professional maturity and independence at the rank of Associate Researcher or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated research productivity which has resulted in significant recognition by the national or international community of scholars active in the same field.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and/or supervise research activities; Demonstrated ability in, and program administration.
  • Demonstrated capacity for independent professional research as shown by participation in the affairs of regional and/or national research groups and/or societies.
  • Desirable Qualifications:

    1. Experience in experimental therapeutics, drug discovery and development research, and cell and molecular biology.

    To Apply:
    Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, current curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research interests, names of five (5) professional references with contact information (including email addresses), official transcripts (OR original documentation from the institution confirming degree OR copy of U.S. board certification OR current, unexpired U.S. medical license). Copy of transcript is acceptable in place of U.S. board certification or current U.S.

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