Call for Applications - Repost - Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research - University of Ghana, Legon

Starting May 16, 2022 - Ending May 16, 2023

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS-REPOST

Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research

University of Ghana, Legon

 

The Program

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, with funding support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is implementing a project titled ‘Supporting a Drug Discovery Hub Development in Ghana'. This project seeks to train young scientists and technicians towards building a critical mass for drug discovery applications, equip them to compete effectively for international funding for research work in Africa, offer them international exposure, and facilitate their networking and collaboration with other institutions.

 

This call is to invite interested applicants apply for the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry. Successful applicants will conduct research for a one-year period (renewable up to two years based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds) in a strong interdisciplinary environment at the Department of Chemistry (Drug Innovation Group, Frank Torto Building).

 

1) Organic/Medicinal Chemistry- Postdoctoral Fellow

This is a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry with research focus on synthetic organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to utilize data from DMPK and biological studies to design and synthesize potential drug leads for malaria and other neglected tropical diseases.

Eligibility

A Young Scientist seeking research career in academia or industry. Applicant should have a Ph.D. degree in Synthetic Organic Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry obtained within the past 5 years. Individuals who have submitted their Ph.D. dissertations are also eligible to apply. Applicants must be able to carry out independent organic synthesis and be willing to supervise MSc. and Ph.D. students. The applicant must also be highly motivated, have strong research and conceptual skills and be interested in developing novel research directions. Applicants must have strong written and oral communication skills in English. Working knowledge of English would be an advantage.

 

How to Apply

Prospective candidates should complete and submit an application pack (both electronic and hardcopies) to The Assistant Registrar, NMIMR. The application should include the following:

 

a) A letter of application (stating areas of expertise, research interests and experience);

b) An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae;

c) List of publications;

d) Copies of relevant educational and professional certificates and transcripts; and,

e) Two academic references

 

Electronic copies should be scanned and saved as a single pdf file, and sent to aaboakye@ug.edu.gh and copy gannan@noguchi.ug.edu.gh.

 

Submit hardcopies to:

The Assistant Registrar

Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research

University of Ghana

P.O. Box LG 581

Legon, Accra

Ghana

 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted to participate in a selection process.

 

Deadline of Application Submission

Applicants should send both electronic and hardcopies of their applications to The Assistant Registrar, NMIMR by June 03, 2022 (17.00hr GMT)