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Tim Willson

Chief Scientist, Research Professor

Tim Willson is chief scientist of the SGC-UNC, an open-discovery network for protein kinases based at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He has more than 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical research with a track record in discovery of first-in-class clinical candidates. Throughout his career, Willson has been an advocate for research on pioneer drug targets. He led the Glaxo program on orphan nuclear receptors that uncovered their role in regulation of human metabolism and was co-discoverer of obeticholic acid, a breakthrough medicine for liver diseases targeting FXR. Willson has been a long time supporter of precompetitive chemistry in early drug discovery and was a scientific founder of the SGC Epigenetic Chemical Probes project. He is widely recognized for scientific leadership in chemical biology and was named one of the world’s 400 most influential biomedical researchers. Outside of science, Willson enjoys the challenge of long course triathlons and has completed eleven Ironman 70.3 distance races.


David Drewry

Research Associate Professor

David Drewry, Ph.D., is a renowned leader in the medicinal chemistry of protein kinases and is one of the principal architects of the research strategy at the SGC-UNC to build an open and collaborative research network to promote target discovery. He previously enjoyed more than 24 years as a medicinal chemist with GlaxoSmithKline and legacy companies, where he led teams working across the preclinical spectrum of drug discovery. His research interests include the art and science of medicinal chemistry, kinase inhibitor design, utilization of annotated sets of kinase inhibitors to build understanding of signaling networks and precompetitive chemical biology to facilitate target identification. After earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree, cum laude, in chemistry from Yale University, Drewry earned his doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley in the laboratory of Paul Bartlett, working on the design, synthesis and mechanistic studies of zinc protease inhibitors. Drewry spent one year as the head of chemistry at Meryx Pharmaceuticals, a biotech startup focused on small-molecule inhibitors of Mer kinase that was a spinoff from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.


Alison Axtman

Research Associate Professor

Alison Axtman, Ph.D., is a principal investigator in medicinal chemistry at SGC-UNC and research associate professor in the Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry Department in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Her interests lie at the interface of chemistry and biology, with a focus on using small molecules to explore and impact disease-propagating biological pathways, especially those that cause neurodegenerative diseases. Active projects are aimed at finding pre-clinical small molecule candidates that address the need for new therapeutics in the areas of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), among others. She joined SGC-UNC after working at GlaxoSmithKline on the Chemical Biology team at the RTP site. Before that, Axtman completed her doctorate at the University of Kansas in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry with Brian Blagg and postdoctoral studies at Stanford University in the laboratory of Paul Wender. She is eager to enable the efforts of other investigators through sharing high-quality small molecule tools to speed the drug discovery process and more quickly help patients in need. Bibliography Link


Kim Swain

Center Administrator

Kim Swain moved to NC in 2015, after living in Vermont for 40 years. She previously worked in the field of Physician Recruitment at the University of Vermont Department of Surgery and Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT.


Xuan Yang

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Xuan Yang received her MSc. in Guizhou University, China. Afterward, she joined WuXi AppTec, followed by Hisun Pharmaceuticals in Shanghai, China as a research scientist. After working in the industry for three years, Xuan started her Ph.D. program at the University of Manitoba, Canada, under the supervision of Dr. Frank Schweizer. During her Ph.D. research, Xuan worked on carbohydrate-based drug discovery on infectious diseases. She gained extensive experience in synthetic route design, multistep synthesis, purification, and characterization of complex aminoglycoside-base large molecules. Her Ph.D. thesis was focused on the development of non-ribosome targeting aminoglycoside adjuvants that rescue antibiotics from resistance.


Anwar Hossain

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Anwar obtained his Master of Pharmacy degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Amarillo, Texas, USA. During his Ph.D. program, Anwar worked under the supervision of Dr. Nadezhda German to develop bioactive small molecules. His doctoral research involved the design, synthesis, and in-vitro assay of quorum-sensing inhibitors. The structure-activity relationship studies of fungal metabolite gliotoxin guided him to develop novel opioid receptor antagonists. He has significant experience in the design, synthesis, characterization, and biological evaluation of small molecules.

Frances Potjewyd

Frances Potjewyd

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Frances obtained her Master of Chemistry degree from the University of Liverpool, UK, and completed her PhD in Medicinal Chemistry under the supervision of Dr Craig Jamieson at The University of Strathclyde, UK. She continued research as a Chemical Biology Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery (CICBDD) at UNC under the supervision of Prof Stephen Frye and Prof Lindsey James. Postdoctoral research focused on the design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of Proteolysis Targeting Chimeras (PROTACs) for epigenetic regulators such as Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2).

Kareem Galal

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Kareem obtained his Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences degree in 2013 from the College of Pharmacy at Cairo University, Egypt. He completed his doctoral degree at the Medicinal Chemistry department at the University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy. During his Ph.D. studies, Kareem worked as a synthetic medicinal chemist under the supervision of Professor Christopher McCurdy. His dissertation project involved design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of small molecule ligands for the Neuropeptide FF receptor. These ligands will be used as pharmacological probes that will help in advancing our understanding of the Neuropeptide FF receptor system, especially its role in modulating the physiological effects of endogenous and administered opioids.

Zachary Davis-Gilbert

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Zach earned his bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University. Post-Baccalaureate he spent one year working at GlaxoSmithKline in RTP, working on PKIS under the tutelage of Carrow Wells and Dr. David Drewry. Afterwards he received a Ph.D. in Organometallics from the University of Minnesota where his research was focused on titanium catalyzed C-N bond-forming reactions.

Tammy Havener

Senior Research Associate and Lab Manager

Tammy Havener has over 30 years of experience in cellular and molecular biology.  She spent the first 15 years at Duke University studying the interaction of cell surface proteins with components of the fibrinolytic system and tumor angiogenesis before coming to UNC.  At UNC she ran the Cellular Phenotyping facility where they developed high throughput phenotyping for assessing heritability in all types of cell systems.   Tammy joined the Catalyst for Rare Diseases in 2016 and she was a key contributor to the work being performed on ARSACS.  She joined SGC-UNC in June of 2021 to investigate the biological mechanisms of understudied proteins.


Stefanie Howell

Research Associate

Stefanie received her Bachelor’s degree and Master of Science degree from NC State University in Biology. She has worked as a Research Associate at the University of North Carolina since 2015 and joined SGC-UNC in July 2021. She has extensive research experience in cellular and molecular biology and is skilled in laboratory techniques specifically used for investigating the role of genetic mutations in human disease.


Nandakumar Meganathan

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Nandakumar earned his Ph.D. in 2015 with the guidance of Prof. A. K. Mohanakrishnan at the University of Madras, India. After graduation, he moved to NTHU, Taiwan to explore organometallic synthesis with Prof. Yun Chi. Then he moved University of Bristol, UK as a Marie-Curie postdoctoral research fellow to peruse research on lithiation-borylation chemistry with Prof. Varinder. K. Aggarwal. Then he pursued further postdoctoral research with Prof. Jennifer L. Roizen at Duke University to explored photoredox-mediated strategies. He joined the SGC-UNC in July 2021.

Jacob Capener

Doctoral Student

Jacob obtained his Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Utah. During his undergraduate, he studied cellular signaling mechanisms within the Hedgehog pathway in Benjamin Myers’ lab. He joined the SGC in 2022 and is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry program.

Peter J Brown

Research Project Manager

Peter received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Sheffield and performed postdoctoral research at Indiana University with Philip Magnus culminating in the total synthesis of (-)-Pleiomutine, a bis-indole alkaloid. Prior to joining the SGC in 2009, Peter spent nineteen years at GlaxoSmithKline in various roles, most recently Section Head, Medicinal Chemistry, and was focused on the early Hit-ID phase of Drug Discovery and finding tool compounds for the Nuclear Receptor family of proteins. Peter’s research interests include using HTS, target-focused arrays, DNA Encoded Libraries, and fragment-based methods to discover probes for novel targets. SGC-Toronto has contributed 28 chemical probes, mostly for epigenetic targets.

Sophia Min

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Sophia obtained her Master of Chemistry degree from Konkuk University, South Korea. She completed her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Jiyong Hong at Duke University and spent one more year as a research associate at Duke studying the development of inhibitors targeting mutagenic translesion synthesis and LpxH enzyme of lipid A biosynthesis. She joined the SGC-UNC in May 2022.

Han Wee Ong

Han Wee Ong

Doctoral Student

Han Wee graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor in Science (Honors) in 2019 with a major in chemistry. He is interested in medicinal chemistry and is currently a second-year PhD student in the SGC-UNC

Former SGC-UNC Employees – Where are they now?

  • Christopher Asquith is a Postdoc Research Associate in Gary Johnson’s Pharmacology lab in the UNC School of Medicine.
  • Carla Alamillo Ferrer is a Research Scientist with Eurofins Villapharma in Fuente Álamo de Murchia, Spain.
  • Benjamin Eduful is a scientist at Hager Biosciences in Pennsylvania.
  • Joel Annor-Gyamfi is an R&D Chemist with Sterling Pharma Solutions in Cary, NC.
  • Nirav Kapadia is a Senior Chemist I with Adesis, Inc in New Castle, Del.
  • Yi Liang is an Associate Director with Wuxi Apptech in Wuhan City, China.
  • Sean O’Byrne is a medicinal chemist with the drug discovery unit in the University of Dundee, Scotland.
  • Joseph Pilotte, Cell Biologist, accepted a position with a local biotechnical start-up.
  • Alfredo Picado is a scientist at Loxo Oncology in Boulder, Colo.
  • Louisa Temme is Project leader in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Münster, Germany.
  • Carrow Wells is working at GlaxoSmithKline in Pennsylvania.
  • William Zuercher, Associate Professor, moved to Switzerland with his family.

Lab philosophy

The SGC-UNC is an open science chemical biology lab that seeks to illuminate the dark proteins of the human genome through the generation and distribution of chemical tools and reagents to the scientific community. The lab operates as the US site of the Structural Genomics Consortium and embraces its extreme open science policy. The PI’s at the SGC-UNC have a long and successful history of working together as a team in both academia and industry. Through our collective experience of drug discovery, we have a wealth of medicinal chemistry and chemical biology knowledge to impart to our students, post-docs, and visiting scientists. While we each design, lead, and nurture individual projects, the collaborative nature of our work and our shared mission means we work closely (side by side!) with each other in pursuit of the team goals. This philosophy allows us to take advantage of our individual strengths, experiences, and approach to science, support each other, move ahead thoughtfully, and proceed quickly in concert towards our goals. Mentoring in the lab occurs by several mechanisms: through direct supervision, informal discussion, and group meetings. We each seek to tailor our mentoring style to individual scientists and adjust it over time for each scientist as they need. The crucial component of this is regular communication. We believe it is essential to have a scheduled weekly meeting between each student/post-doc and their direct supervisor. This may be for as little as 10 min or as much as several hours depending on the input and feedback that is warranted. The scientific development of students and post-docs is a primary goal of the lab. From this all else follows.

SGC-UNC Lab Goals

  • Illuminate the dark proteins of the human genome through open science
  • Fulfill team members’ goals for advancement
  • Contribute to the organizational goals of the SGC
  • Be good citizens of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy community
  • Consistently publish articles in leading journals
  • Maintain consistent external funding
  • Train post-docs and students for a successful career
  • Graduate all students in a timely manner
  • Prepare undergraduates for graduate programs by mentoring them as researchers
  • Support our collaborators and the scientific community through open sharing of data and reagents

We view our relationship with students and postdocs as a partnership. Our job is to ensure people in the lab get the training and opportunities they need to advance in their chosen careers, whether in academia, industry, teaching, or other options.
Below you can find information on the lab philosophy and expectations of lab members.

Open Science

Open science guides the way we practice science and maintain the quality of our work. Openness is what sets the SGC apart from other academic labs. Our goal is to distribute reagents and data without restrictions to the community and to enable other scientists to make immediate use of our discoveries. The SGC operates a ‘no patent’ policy, and as a result you can openly discuss your research with any scientist and there is no institutional delay to publication of your research. We deposit copies of all manuscripts on preprint servers as soon as they are ready for submission so that publication of our research is not delayed by the review process. We encourage all students and post-docs to contribute regular posts to openlabnotebooks. Not only is this good for the visibility of the lab, but it is great practice for writing papers and preparing you for job interviews. We expect members of the lab to embrace the practice of open science in all aspects of their research

General Rules

Safety first
Your health and safety are more important than your research. This includes adhering to lab safety codes, as well as maintaining your physical and mental health. Never work in the lab if you are feeling sick, under medication that might affect your ability to work normally and definitely not under the influence of any kind of drugs. Avoid working in the lab by yourself doing potentially dangerous activities, and please be aware of UNC online resources for general lab safety. Additional information specific to the SGC lab is available online (onyen required). A printed copy of our lab safety guide is located in GMB 1062. You are expected to complete all mandatory safety training. We conduct periodic safety walkthroughs of the lab to identify potential hazards, which must be corrected on the spot or upon notification. Lab members are expected to adhere to lab safety rules at all times, which includes wearing of the required personal protective equipment (lab coat, safety glasses, and gloves). If you need any assistance please call 911 for an emergency from any campus phone or for non-emergencies dial 919-962-6565.

We expect lab members to contribute to a productive and friendly environment conducive to learning and research. This includes treating your colleagues with respect, listening to others’ viewpoints and ideas, and ensuring the lab is a place where everybody feels welcome and appreciated. Racist, sexist, or other inappropriate comments or behavior will not be tolerated under any circumstance. The university provides a number of resources (confidential and otherwise) to report or discuss any such activity you feel is inappropriate. If you witness inappropriate behavior or feel intimidated, please seek help and report it.

Lab citizenship
All members are assigned group jobs and responsibilities. These should be taken seriously; one person not doing their group assignment can have a large impact on the whole group. Current tasks include helping with supply and reagent ordering, equipment maintenance, chemical inventory, submission of compounds for physicochemical properties and collation of data, assisting the safety walkthrough, and keeping common areas clean. Current group assignments are listed below:

  • Supply ordering (ePro) – Julie Pickett
  • Supply ordering (non ePro) – Christine Schwarz
  • LC/MS – Alfredo Picado
  • Chemical inventory – TBD
  • Physiochemical data – TBD
  • Safety Walkthrough – Chris Asquith
  • Common areas & pumps – Chris Asquith
  • Microwave – Ben Eduful
  • Biotage/ISCO – Louisa Temme

 In addition, each lab member has the following individual accountabilities:

  • Monthly flush of eyewashes in the lab area
  • To inventory all new chemicals in ChemInventory immediately upon receipt
  • To inventory advanced synthetic intermediates upon completion of a project or prior to leaving the lab
  • To maintain a detailed and accurate electronic lab notebook, including directories of analytical data and spectra, that is accessible to their direct supervisor
  • To maintain a list in a shared area of final products (compound registry number based on notebook page, SMILES string, MW, amount solid submitted)
  • To make a 10 mM DMSO stock of each final product made (soon after purification and characterizations) for screening and storage
  • To participate in annual lab clean-up (or more often if required)
  • To contribute monthly posts to openlabnotebooks
  • To present periodic project updates at lab meeting

Expectations (for all members)

Work hours
We are lucky enough to work in an area where flexible working hours are the norm. In order to be able to interact with the other scientists in the lab, we expect lab members to be present the majority of normal business hours (9-5pm) during the work week, since this is when most research activities occur. There may be times when your project requires work outside of the core hours or on the weekends. Our philosophy is that productivity is much more important than hours. Don’t worry about your labmates’ schedules. Each individual person goes through phases of more and less intense work based on deadlines and commitments. Part of your training is the ability to recognize those times when an intense effort is required to complete a series of experiments, submit a grant application, or publish a paper. However, you must also balance those efforts with periods of relative calm where you have time to think and reflect on your research, for it is often during these times that you will conceive your best ideas. It is important to remember that the synthesis of new compounds and the screening data generated on these compounds is the currency that allows us to make new discoveries. Thoughtful, creative, and efficient compound synthesis drives new data collection and is the key to successful progression of your research.

It is very important that you take time off for personal life, vacations, and family time. The university has 12 holidays and you have 12 days of personal vacation per year. You may only exceed this allocation by exception and with written permission from your direct supervisor. You must also notify your direct supervisor if you will be absent during the normal work week for any reason, and let them know in advance of any extended leave. You must record your vacation days in the team OneDrive (lab member access only).

Seminars, journal clubs and other lab and institutional activities
Attendance to regular weekly lab meetings is expected of all lab members. Note that if you are funded on one of the lab’s current grants, you are expected to attend those meetings as well. There are a number of seminars (CBMC, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology) each week. You are strongly encouraged to go regularly to one or more each week.

Everyone is encouraged to attend at least one conference a year. Members of the lab regularly attend such meetings as the National ACS Meeting, Gordon Conferences, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meetings, and the National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium. Lab members must make a good faith effort to obtain partial to full costs of meeting and travel expenses. This includes applying for departmental, university, and society travel grants; volunteering at the conference; and sharing rooms. Whenever possible, we will help fund attendance at one conference per year for each member of the lab on the condition that you are presenting a poster or talk at the meeting. Abstracts must be reviewed by the lab PI’s and all coauthors at least a week prior to the submission deadline. Practice talks and posters will be presented to the lab two weeks prior to the conference. Please plan accordingly.

The lab follows the IJME rules for authorship:

  1.  Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  3. Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Projects evolve over time and authorship inclusion and author order will be re-evaluated accordingly. If in doubt about whether your contributions to a paper warrant authorship, just ask. All final manuscripts should be reviewed by the lab PI’s prior to submission.

Specific rules for the different members of the lab

Postdocs and senior PhD students
Responsibilities of SGC-UNC lab PIs to postdocs and senior PhD students:

  • Meet monthly to discuss progress & pitfalls
  • Assist with identifying and writing postdoctoral fellowships.
  • Develop project ideas, including independent projects that can be taken with the postdoc.
  • Interpret results.
  • Proof-read manuscripts.
  • Discuss and support future career goals (e.g., do you want to teach, go into academia, industry, continue in research?), and plan ways to facilitate these goals.
  • Ensure that the scientific goals of each project are clearly understood
  • Provide quarterly feedback on progress and recalibrate expectations.
  • Inclusion on appropriate meetings and communications related to their projects.

Our expectations of postdocs and senior PhD students:

  • Prepare for monthly progress/pitfalls meetings.
  • Understand the scientific background and rationale for all lab experiments.
  • Contribute monthly posts to openlabnotebooks
  • Organize compound progression meetings for Chemical Probe projects.
  • Write and submit manuscripts. On average I expect your time as a postdoc in the lab to generate 2 papers per year (first or co-authored), and you should be pushing to achieve this.
  • Proof-read manuscripts from other lab members.
  • Apply for external funding (either individual postdoc fellowships or contributing to larger lab grant writing).
  • Maintain a detailed and accurate electronic lab notebook, including directories of analytical data and spectra. These need to be sufficient to reproduce results without additional instructions. Make lab notebook accessible to supervisor. Cap each notebook at 100 experiments. Export a PDF copy of the lab notebook to the OneDrive whenever one is finished and upon departure from the lab.
  • Obtain analytical data on all final compounds to support publication. Deposit PDF versions of all spectra on the OneDrive for back-up storage.
  • Submit all final compounds and key intermediates in barcoded vials for storage PRIOR to departing from the lab
  • Participate in general lab responsibilities (equipment maintenance, maintain common areas, taking turns hosting visitors). Participate in talk rehearsals of your colleagues.
  • Optional, but encouraged: Mentor at least one undergraduate student or visiting scientist.

Junior PhD students
Responsibilities of SGC-UNC lab PIs to junior PhD students:

  • Develop project ideas.
  • Interpret results.
  • Proof-read and contribute to writing of theses, abstracts and manuscripts.
  • Discuss and support future career goals (e.g., do you want to teach, go into academia, continue in research?), and plan ways to facilitate these goals.
  • Meet monthly to discuss progress and pitfalls.
  • Ensure that the scientific goals of their project are clearly understood.
  • Inclusion on appropriate meetings and communications related to their project.

Our expectations of junior PhD students:

  • Prepare for our monthly progress/pitfalls meetings.
  • Understand the scientific background and rationale for all lab experiments.
  • Contribute monthly posts to openlabnotebooks
  • Write and submit manuscripts. On average, I expect most students to produce three publications over the course of their PhD, including at least one first-author paper.
  • Maintain a detailed and accurate electronic lab notebook, including directories of analytical data and spectra. These need to be sufficient to reproduce results without additional instructions. Make lab notebook accessible to supervisor. Cap each notebook at 100 experiments. Export a PDF copy of the lab notebook to the OneDrive whenever one is finished and upon departure from the lab.
  • Obtain analytical data on all final compounds to support publication. Deposit PDF versions of all spectra on the OneDrive for back-up storage.
  • Submit all final compounds and key intermediates in barcoded vials for storage PRIOR to departing from the lab.
  • Write thesis in due time.
  • Proof-read manuscripts from other lab members. Participate in talk rehearsals of your colleagues.
  • Participate in general lab responsibilities (equipment maintenance, maintain common areas, taking turns hosting visitors). Participate in talk rehearsals of your colleagues.
  • Present multiple research talks/posters at conferences over the course of your time in the lab. You are encouraged to do so annually, but this isn’t always possible.
  • Optional, but encouraged: Mentor at least one undergraduate student.

SGC-UNC (Structural Genomics Consortium at the University of North Carolina)
120 Mason Farm Rd., CB# 7356
GMB 1070H, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7356
Office Phone 919-962-5349
Chief Scientist/PI: Tim Willson,

School : University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy (ESOP)
Division : Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry (CBMC)
Center : Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC-UNC)
Department Code : 452102
Location : Genetic Medicine Research Building (GMB)
HR Rep: Alekya Battula,

  1. Onboarding for Postdocs, Students, and Visiting Scientists
    Laboratory Environment Trainingpass all associated tests
    4123 Autoclave Usage and Safety
    5702 Dry Ice Shipping (for ALL)
    Laboratory Safety
    41401 Bloodborne Pathogens
    4228   Chemical Fume Hoods
    4137   Compressed Gas Safety
    5521   Laboratory Chemical Waste Mgmt
    5525   Laboratory Waste Management
  2. Researcher Conflict of Interest Training
  3. Enroll at Lab Worker Registration Login
    New Registration Form / Laboratory only / Tim Willson’s Lab
    Hazardous Chemicals, Autoclave user
  4. If you will be using the NMR Lab in Marsico, please contact for training.  Please tell him how much experience you have doing NMR (which instruments and for how long), and what days of the week and/or times of day you are not available for training. Upon completion, Karl will request access to Marsico (3rd floor and basement) on your SOM badge.
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    EEO Training – Title IX Awareness and Violence Prevention Training
    You will receive an email in 30-45 days from
    ITS Security Training and Compliance
    HIPPA Training
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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Position Summary
SGC-UNC is looking to hire a highly motivated Medicinal Chemist or Chemical Biologist interested in expanding and deepening their skills. This postdoctoral associate will become a member of a multidisciplinary team working to advance chemical probes and new target discovery projects for understudied protein kinases. Candidates will be expected to carry out multi-step syntheses in order to develop structure-activity relationships.

Educational Requirements
PhD in Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology, or a closely related discipline

Qualifications and Experience
Qualified applicants must have extensive experience in Medicinal Chemistry or Chemical Biology.  Experience with basic cell biology techniques is desirable but not required.

Please apply at: