Open Positions

Postdoctoral Openings

Postdoctoral Position in Synthetic/Medicinal Chemistry

Seeking a highly-motivated postdoc trained in organic chemistry. The ideal applicant should have an interest in the development of new antibacterials. While the position offers the opportunity to contribute to a number of initiatives, the focus of this position is to contribute to our ongoing work towards broadening the spectrum of antibacterials and systematically determining physicochemical properties that influence permeation and accumulation in Gram-negative bacteria. This work is a part of a multi-institutional study (academic and industry) and will provide the postdoc ample opportunity to collaborate and network with others in the field.

Start date: as soon as possible

Postdoctoral Position in Structural and/or Microbiology

Seeking a highly-motivated postdoc trained in structural biology, microbiology, and/or molecular biology. The ideal applicant should have an interest in determining the structure, function, and essentiality of putative targets within pathogenic organisms to uncover their biological significance and therapeutic potential. While the position offers the opportunity to contribute to a number of initiatives, the focus of this position is to contribute to our ongoing interrogation of the ClpP system in Clostridium difficile. This represents a great opportunity for scientists interested in entering the C. difficile research community, especially in the structural and microbiology fields.

We are located on the same floor as the University of Oklahoma’s Structural Biology Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) and as a COBRE supported lab, the Duerfeldt Group has prioritized access to all equipment, facilities, and expertise in the COBRE cores.

Start date: as soon as possible

Perspective Graduate Students

If curious about application process and departmental information:

Contact the Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduate Program Admissions Committee chemadmit [at] ou [dot] edu.

If curious about science and opportunities:

adam [dot] duerfeldt [at] ou [dot] edu (Contact Adam) or any of the team members within the lab.

Undergraduate Students

Currently, we are at capacity for undergraduate researchers.