Jun 16 2020
Job Description



University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo (UHH), Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP), Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, located in Hilo, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary commensurate with experience. 



  • Performs organic synthesis and develops structure activity relationships (SAR) of novel anti-microbial agents, which are based on related molecules and/or emerging natural product leads. 
  • Analyzes and interprets data collected. 
  • Writes manuscripts, reports, and grants. 
  • Assists the PI in establishing and managing the research activities that need to be accomplished in the laboratory. 
  • Assists in researching synthetic methods and strategies and determining next steps on experimental results. 
  • Assists in routine laboratory management and in maintaining service agreements.



  • PhD or Doctorate from an accredited college or university in Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, or related field.  


  • Two to four (2-4) years of related experience, which includes graduate thesis work. 


  • Strong background in multi-step organic synthesis. 
  • Knowledge of scientific writing to prepare manuscripts, reports, and grant proposals. Understanding of pharmaceutical science. 
  • Professional communication skills, including written and oral. 
  • General computer skills including ability to operate numerous software programs, such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) and Endnote. 
  • Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals.

POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).  



  • Experience working in a university environment. 

 INQUIRIES:  Dr. Dianqing Sun 932-8122 (Hawai‘i). 


Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to [email protected] If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872. 


CLOSING DATE:  July 17, 2020. 


RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University ofHawai‘i.


Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.