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Postdoctoral Researcher - School of Pharmacy (Basic Pharmaceutical Science)

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Pharmacy and Pharmacology


The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Science in the WVUSchool of Pharmacy.Candidates with a strong background in organic chemistry and analytical chemistry are encouraged to apply. Experience in electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy would be desirable but is not required. The research is funded by the National Institute of Health.

In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:

  • Work on the synthesis and characterization of spin probes to image physiologically relevant parameters in vivo using EPR-based technologies.
  • Collaboratewith principal investigators of the WVU In vivo Multifunctional Magnetic Resonance (IMMR) center, and requires the ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Present research at both international and local conferences and submit in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry.
  • Extensive experience in multistep synthesis carried out under inert atmosphere.
  • Experience in HPLC and NMR.
  • Experience in EPR or willingness to learn.
  • Ability to work in a highly international and interdisciplinary team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience/comfort with handling mice.

What We Offer:

Our laboratory carries out research in magnetic resonance. We develop innovative paramagnetic probes to monitor in vivo biomarkers of the tumor microenvironment using noninvasive EPR-based technologies. We are an international and multidisciplinary team. Our projects are ambitious and challenging, and we provide the flexibility to follow your creativity and encourage a healthy work/life balance. Potential intellectual property/patent opportunities.

Our Recent Work:

  1. A 13 C-Labeled Triarylmethyl Radical as an EPR Spin Probe Highly Sensitive to Molecular Tumbling.Poncelet M, Driesschaert B. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2020. 14;59(38):16451-16454.
  2. Synthesis, Characterization and Application of a Highly Hydrophilic Triarylmethyl Radical for Biomedical EPR. Sanzhaeva U, Poncelet M, Tseytlin O, Tseytlin M, Gencheva M, Eubank TD, Khramtsov VV, Driesschaert B. J Org Chem. 2020. 85(16):10388-10398.
  3. Synthesis of hydroxyethyl tetrathiatriarylmethyl radicals OX063 and OX071. Poncelet M, Huffman JL, Khramtsov VV, Dhimitruka I, Driesschaert B. RSC Adv. 2019;9(60):35073-35076.
  4. Imaging of Enzyme Activity by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance: Concept and Experiment Using a Paramagnetic Substrate of Alkaline Phosphatase.Sanzhaeva U, Xu X, Guggilapu P, Tseytlin M, Khramtsov VV, Driesschaert B. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2018;57(36):11701-11705.


  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest

About Research Corporation

West Virginia University Research Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. West Virginia University Research Corporation values diversity among its employees and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

Job Posting: Nov 15, 2021

Posting Classification: Research Corporation

Exemption Status: Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes
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