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Post-Doctoral Researcher (1) - Now Recruiting! 

The Pratt Group invites applications for one funded post-doctoral researcher position starting in the first half of 2023.


A Ph.D. in organic chemistry is required. It is not necessary for candidates to hold a Ph.D. at the time of application, but must upon the agreed start date of the position. Research projects may include:


(a) synthesis and study of novel radical-trapping antioxidants either as inhibitors of ferroptotic cell death or for applications in the preservation of organic materials,

(b) synthesis and study of novel initiators of oxidative cell death for treatment of standard therapy-resistant cancer,

(c) characterization of novel mechanisms of lipid peroxidation, and

(d) mechanistic studies of H-atom transfer and/or proton-coupled electron transfer processes in organic synthesis.


All projects require advanced skills in the multistep synthesis, isolation, purification and characterization of organic compounds. Additional qualifications include experience with analytical instrumentation for reaction progress monitoring and/or kinetic determinations (e.g. LC/MS, UV-Vis, fluorescence). Experience in cell and molecular biology is an asset, but not essential. Applicants are expected to demonstrate proficiency writing and reviewing scientific manuscripts, have strong communication skills, a willingness to work as part of an integrated problem-solving team and adopt a leadership role in the group. 


The University of Ottawa is located in the heart of Canada’s capital, steps from the Rideau Canal, a UNSECO world-heritage site that links the Ottawa River to Lake Ontario, as well as Parliament Hill and the historic Byward Market. Despite being at the centre of the city, numerous federal parks and greenspaces are easily accessed via Ottawa’s abundant pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, offering excellent outdoor opportunities year round, in addition to all of the entertainment and services expected of a capital city with >1 million inhabitants. 


The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous persons, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. 


To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and the names of 3 references to

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