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Multiple Research Positions in Medicinal Chemistry and pharmacology at Dr. Jun Wang’s Lab at Rutgers


The Wang laboratory at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy invites those qualified and interested to submit their CVs for multiple research positions in the lab of Dr. Jun Wang, at the Senior Scientist, Postdoctoral Researcher, Graduate Student, and Technician levels in Medicinal Chemistry. The positions will include work in medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, virology, structural biology, immunology, and microbiology.

Position Description:

The central theme of the Wang laboratory has been the identification of new drug targets and the development of novel small molecules for use as chemical probes for target validation as well as drug candidates for translational research. We have made seminal progress in designing the first- in-class drug candidates targeting the influenza M2 proton channel, the enterovirus D68 2A protease, and the SARS-CoV-2 main protease and papain-like protease. For more details, please visit the website at Wang lab is a diverse group and researchers have opportunity to explore all aspects of pre-clinical drug discovery in the same lab starting from molecular-level design to in vivo mouse model studies.


  • Although we prefer candidates with relevant experiences in biochemistry and medicinal chemistry, candidates with all backgrounds are considered. Motivation is our #1 consideration in hiring and we are thrilled to work with candidates who have passion in science and are dedicated to solving unmet medical needs.
  • For PhD students, undergraduate majors in chemistry, biology, and related majors are Graduate students typically publish 10+ papers by the time they graduate.
  • For senior scientists and postdocs, research experiences in multiple-step synthesis, medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, virology, pharmacology and related fields are preferred.

Important Skills:

  • Candidates with more than one of the following skills will be preferred: multiple-step synthesis, structure-based drug design, high-throughput screening, molecular cloning, protein expression, cell culture, pharmacokinetic studies, animal models, organoids, molecular imaging, X-ray crystallography, electrophysiology, assay development, experiences with BSL-2 and BSL-3 pathogens, proteomics, LC-MS/MS, SPR, ITC, and NMR.

Interested individuals should submit their CV and a brief description of their research experiences and interests to Dr Jun Wang ( Review of qualifications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Please contact Dr. Jun Wang for any questions about the positions.

Why Rutgers Medicinal Chemistry?

  • 14 of the world’s 20 largest research-based biopharmaceutical companies maintain a headquarters or significant presence in New Jersey.
  • 11 of world’s 20 largest medical technology companies maintain a headquarters or significant presence in New Jersey.

Rutgers University in New Brunswick/Piscataway is located in central New Jersey in close proximity to many high-profile universities, research institutes, pharmaceutical and biotech industries. The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy is part of a new academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS). It offers many opportunities for collaboration with researchers from both academia and industry in many different areas of chemical, biological, biomedical, and pharmaceutical sciences.

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