Postdoctoral Associate-Natural Products Chemistry and Chemical Biology

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Nov 24, 2022

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry and the Center for Natural Products, Drug Discovery and Development (CNPD3) at the University of Florida ( invites applications for one postdoctoral scholar position in natural products chemistry and chemical biology. The chemical focus of the CNPD3 is on unique natural products, and the goal is to fully exploit the biosynthetic and therapeutic potential of untapped biodiversity for drug discovery. The center embraces all aspects of natural products research from discovery, biosynthesis and chemical synthesis, assay development, screening and target identification to drug development.

The Postdoctoral Scholar will work independently and collaboratively to analyze complex natural products using NMR and mass spectrometry, including metabolomic profiling. There will be cross-disciplinary opportunities in the general area of chemical biology using unbiased and targeted methods.

Additional duties will include but are not limited to: mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; assisting with grant development; and performing routine lab and equipment maintenance and daily lab duties
Expected Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation or be enrolled in an accredited PhD, or equivalent international degree.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrate general expertise in the field of natural products isolation and characterization
  • Demonstrate strong NMR and mass spectrometry skills in compound characterization
  • Familiarity with database and networking platforms
  • Metabolomics and global profiling expertise
  • Experience in linking genomic, proteomic and metabolomic data sets
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Being able to multi-task with multiple projects and keep pace in a dynamic research environment
  • Independent in literature search and literature update.
  • Record of research publication and/or research presentations
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

The University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, strives to stimulate a culture that promotes diversity and inclusion within an exceptional community of students, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and are committed to developing leaders who respect, support and have a positive impact on all individuals.

In recognition of its efforts to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment, the College of Pharmacy was the recipient of a 2021 Insight into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.

As a part of our review we look for a full CV which includes all professional appointments/engagements, all post-secondary education, and all publications from post-secondary education and all respective dates.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Health Assessment Required: No