Director, Assay Development and Drug Repurposing Core

Job Description: MSU Drug Discovery ( is searching for a dynamic, experienced individual to direct the MSU Assay Development and Drug Repurposing (ADDRC/HTS) Core. The position is faculty level (Asst/Assoc Professor – Fixed-Term – i.e. non-tenure-track).

The ADDRC Director is a key member of the Drug Discovery Program team, interacting with the other cores / facilities and individuals in the program. S/he will work with faculty, staff, and students to design, develop, and implement biochemical and cell-based high-throughput screens. The director will also oversee the compound collection of the ADDRC and develop strategies for building the compound collection with synthetic or natural product substances in coordination with faculty, students, MSU personnel and outside collaborators. S/he will also participate in strategic planning for enhancing capabilities of MSU Drug Discovery. Support in writing research grant applications and executing studies required for their success as well as teaching activities related to drug discovery are also expected. Supervision of a research assistant may be required. Also, the individual will perform or oversee maintenance of equipment, manage service contracts, evaluate equipment needs, and undertake research in support of new equipment.

MSU Drug Discovery has a highly valued pilot grant program (Molecular Discovery Grants), supported by the Vice President for Research and Innovation and by multiple colleges at MSU. It facilitates faculty efforts to get the preliminary data required to be competitive for NIH screening and drug discovery grants.

Requirement Description: A doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DO, DVM, etc.) in Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry or a related discipline. The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years experience in HTS assay development and knowledge of managing a modest compound library (<100K).

Required Qualification: PhD, MD,

Contact Person: Rick Neubig

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Contact Number: 5173537145

Company/University: Michigan State University

Category: Full Time

Industry: Academia

B440 Life Sciences
1355 Bogue St,East Lansing, MI

Type of Job: Faculty Member - multiple/non-specific

Posted Date: 03 June 2021

Expires on: 09 July 2021

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