Postdoctoral Research Associate: Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology

POSTED: August 19, 2020
BUSINESS: Novosteo, Inc.
POSITION TYPE: Full-time 
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Job Summary:

Novosteo was founded to reduce the morbidity, mortality and loss of productivity associated with bone fractures. Based on discoveries of agents that accelerate bone regeneration and breakthroughs in methods to target these agents selectively to fracture surfaces, Novosteo has designed a series of fracture-targeted drugs that concentrate a drug's healing power specifically at the fracture site, thereby greatly accelerating and improving the healing process. The mission of Novosteo is to reduce the debilitating and often life-threatening effects of bone fractures. This Job provides the exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative team contributing to the development and discovery of new pharmacological solutions for life threatening orthopedic diseases.

Responsibilities and duties:

• Generate variants of peptides that are resistant to degradation
• Generate orally available peptides
• Analyze and characterize degradation patterns of drugs
• Analyze and assess pharmacokinetic properties of different stabilized variants
• Optimize drug formulation to improve pharmacokinetics
• Characterize ADME metrics for lead compounds

Skills and qualifications:

• PhD in: pharmaceutical science, industrial and physical pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, molecular pharmacology or other related field
• With good publication track record
• Experience with peptides, and formulation
• Experience with peptidomimetics
• Experience with ADME optimization
• Analytical skills for conducting scientific experiments and analyzing them with precision and accuracy
• Communication skills for writing and publishing research papers and reports, giving presentations and communicating with team members
• Critical-thinking skills for drawing conclusions from experimental results through sound judgment and reasoning
• Interpersonal skills for working well with others on a team towards a common goal
• Math skills for using complex formulas and equations in their work
• Perseverance to be thorough in their approach to problems and in their research
• Problem-solving skills when using analysis and scientific experiments to identify solutions to complex scientific problems
• Time-management skills for meeting deadlines when conducting research and prioritizing tasks

To apply, send resume to jnielsen@novosteo.com

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