Postdoc Position for Drug Discovery at Collaborations Pharmaceuticals

Been in start up more fore over a year now I need to hire some help and get an office / lab. Ideally I am looking for a PhD or postdoc that wants to learn what I do for a couple of years. The posting below should describe the role. Feel free to connect (no recruiters) – I can only focus on those already in the USA that are legally able to work here. The job is based in the RTP area – office location to be determined.

Job Description

Position title: Postdoc for Drug Discovery

2 year – postdoctoral position is available working directly with CEO to further develop small molecules as treatments for various diseases. We are seeking a highly motivated, independent scientist with either chemistry or pharmacological expertise to join a new drug discovery company. The company is conducting highly interdisciplinary research focused on pre-clinical development of small molecules for neurological diseases, cancer, and infectious diseases. We collaborate widely with academic labs and are funded by multiple NIH grants. The successful candidate will be involved in coordinating external studies and building up our own laboratory capabilities in either pharmacology or chemistry. Must understand the drug discovery and development process and want to help translate treatments to the clinic. Their duties will include direct interaction with collaborators, analysis of data (ADME/PK, Pharmacology) and report/ paper/ grant writing.


Applicant must have PhD in either pharmacology or medicinal chemistry or related topic and be a first author on at least 2-3 publications. This position requires extensive collaboration and problem solving experience. Chemistry and pharmaceutics expertise would be valuable. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required. Drug discovery experience in industry would be ideal.
How to apply

Please submit cover letter, CV, and contact information for 2-3 references to Sean Ekins, Ph.D., D.Sc. by e-mail to: collaborationspharma@gmail.com

Start date

Position open immediately



RTP area – currently identifying office and start up lab space.


Employer’s Web Site: http://www.collaborationspharma.com/

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Ekins+s

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