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CDD Research Among Top 10 Technologies of 2012
CDD Research on functional cosmetics for the protection and repair of photodamaged skin has been featured among top 10 technologies from the U
CDD Invention Sulfanegen
CDD Invention, Sulfanegen, featured as the new antidote to poisonous cyanide attacks
Center for Drug Design's Research on Popcorn Additive, Diacetyl (DA), and its relationship with Alzheimer's Disease featured in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN)
A recently reported study out of the laboratories of Prof Robert Vince (Director, Center for Drug Design), raises concern about chronic exposure of workers in industry to a food flavoring ingredient used to produce the distinctive buttery flavor and aroma of microwave popcorn, margarines, snack foods, candy, baked goods, pet foods and other products. Evidence that the ingredient, diacetyl (DA), intensifies the damaging effects of an abnormal brain protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease has been found. The study appears in American Chemical Society's (ACS) journal, Chemical Research in Toxicology and has been featured in July 23 edition of the Chemical and Engineering News magazine of ACS.
One Postdoctoral Associate position is available at the Center for Drug Design at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Required Qualifications: All applicants must either have a recent PhD in organic/medicinal chemistry or a related discipline, or must be reasonably close to completing their PhD thesis.
Preferred Qualifications: A solid background of organic synthesis is essential, as is good working knowledge of analytical methods such as NMR and various chromatographic tools (HPLC, LC-MS). Particularly desired is experience with the chemistry of amino acids, peptides and peptidomimetics. Demonstrated technical writing skills are essential. The candidate will be offered a range of opportunities to learn experimental and behavioral pharmacology, depending on the candidate's career goals.
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