MedChem Speaker: Dr. Nick Carruthers

Dr. Nick Carruthers, Janssen Research & Development L.L.C. – “Discovery of Selective Orexin-2 Antagonists for the Treatment of Primary
Insomnia” – MedChem Symposium on July 17

Researchers from Gianneschi & Cohen Grou

Researchers from Gianneschi & Cohen Groups First to Image Nanostructure Formations in Real Time

If you are interested in being considere

If you are interested in being considered for employment at Lilly, we encourage you to review the following opportunity.

Research Scientist – Organic Chemistry – Discovery Research – Full Time
We are looking for recent or soon to be Ph.D. graduates or current postdoctoral fellows in the area of organic chemistry. A career at Lilly may include roles in lead generation or lead optimization in discovery research/medicinal chemistry.

1. Medicinal Chemistry
o Analyze data in multiple dimensions
o Formulate and test medicinal chemistry hypotheses
o Design and execute synthetic routes to target compounds
o Prepare material for biological, toxicological and pre-clinical evaluations
o Work with external partners for purification, synthesis, and analysis
o Lead a research lab
o Work across functional groups
2. Contribute to Lilly’s Research and Development Effectiveness
o Organize seminar series
o Encourage sharing different perspectives during technical discussions
o Generate new ideas or methods to resolve problems
o Reorganize or reinterpret existing data or information to develop new initiatives or different approach to problems
3. Employee Management and Development
o Mentor and coach direct reports
4. Growth in Scientific Community
o Participate in internal and external professional scientific activities.
o Build and maintain relationships with academic departments and research groups.
o Become a knowledge expert in selected areas
o Author scientific publications

David John Lee Selected as Recipient of

David John Lee Selected as Recipient of the President’s Dissertation Year Diversity Fellowship – Dissertation Year Fellowships are awarded to promising students in the final stages of their doctoral work who demonstrate strong potential for university teaching and research. Congratulations!

Erica Lennard Receives 2015 Employee of

Erica Lennard Receives 2015 Employee of the Year Award

Dr. Dale Boger, The Scripps Research Ins

Dr. Dale Boger, The Scripps Research Institute –
“Redesign of Vancomycin” – MedChem Symposium on July 17

Gianneschi Group Develops Bio-Inspired N

Gianneschi Group Develops Bio-Inspired Nano Materials That Produce Structural Colors

Membranes grow like living cells http://

Membranes grow like living cells

The Schmelz laboratory is interested in

The Schmelz laboratory is interested in natural products that mediate interactions between plants, insects and pathogens. We utilize biochemical discovery approaches based on the coupling of chemical separations with activity based bioassays, NMR structure elucidation, and gas and liquid chromatography mass spectrometry for the plant metabolomic analyses of novel induced defenses and signals. Signal and defense metabolite candidates are examined using genetic resources to test pathways, global expression analyses for co-regulated processes, transient and heterologous expression of enzymes for product analyses. The goal is to uncover previously hidden biochemical pathways and mechanisms underlying plant-mediated interactions with their biotic and abiotic environment.

We are looking to identify prospective candidates for a future technical position that demonstrate a strong interest and training in analytical chemistry, biochemistry and appreciation for physiology and ecology. A working knowledge in chromatographic techniques and mass spectrometry (GC/MS and/or LC/MS) is highly preferred.
A list of selected publications that speak to these research directions can be found at

Please send CVs with related qualifications to Review of responses will begin immediately.

Amgen Clinical/Translational Cancer Research Grant

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Trialect at is soliciting applications for Amgen Grant for Clinical/Translational Cancer Research. Amgen, Inc. Fellowships in Clinical/Translational Cancer Research represent an effort to encourage and support postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct clinical and/or translational cancer research. Proposed research projects may be in any area of clinical and/or translational cancer research. The fellowships provide one-year grants of $65,000 to support the salary and benefits of the Fellow while working on a mentored clinical and/or translational cancer research project. There are no citizenship or geographic requirements, and investigators from around the world can apply. The deadline is 20 working days away! The details can be perused at: