Yaorong Zheng, PhD


Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty of Pharmacology Program

School of Biomedical Sciences

Kent State University

236 Integrated Science Building

Kent, OH 44244

Email: yzheng7@kent.edu

Office Phone: 330-672-2267

Contact Info

Postdoc Position

Job Description

The Zheng research group in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at Kent State University, Ohio, USA is seeking to hire a

postdoctoral fellow in medicinal chemistry and drug research.

The role of the fellow is to integrate biochemical, organic chemical, medicinal chemical, drug delivery principles and cell based bioactivity screening in the research work; design and synthesis of novel

bioactive compounds that support the basic biology, drug discovery, drug delivery and bioactivity test research efforts in the area of metal-based drugs, especially in the platinum drug research and application. 



Duties and responsibilities include design and selection of target compounds; organic synthesis design, preparation, purification and

characterization of new compounds; drug delivery of new compounds and cell bioactivity test research efforts analysis and interpretation of data related to the project; documentation of all experiments in notebooks including written, publication quality, experimental procedures; participation in group meetings; supervising graduate students and technicians in

medicinal chemistry, drug delivery and cell experiments. The position will allow the candidate to working closely with biochemists and biophysicists.

Finally, the scientist will also write manuscripts and grants.


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