Employment Opportunities

Title Senior Natural Products Chemist
Categories Industry
Organization Threshold Enterprises, Ltd.
Location 23 Janis Way, Scotts Valley, CA
Website http://www.thresholdenterprises.com/employment/
Contact rebeccaa@thresholdent.com
Job Information

*Please apply on our Employment Opportunities page at the website noted, and not via email. Thank you.*

Full-time, MondayFriday

Summary of Job Duties:
The Senior Natural Products Chemist will play a leadership role in critical projects including the development of new dietary supplement products and the support of existing products. This position will collaborate interdepartmentally with QC and R&D, in addition to working with out of house resources, to develop analytical methods for the characterization of raw materials, to provide scientific substantiation for label claims, and to ensure that all products meet regulatory requirements.
The Senior Natural Products Chemist will develop, and will collaborate with the Quality Control Lab team in the development of, new methods and the review and improvement of existing methods, processes and practices. This position will play a crucial role in developing and executing strategies to improve GMP compliance and achieve company and departmental goals.

Specific Job Duties:
1. Develop, adapt/adopt, and perform methods for analysis, quantitative and qualitative, of materials and manufactured products following GMP and documentation requirements (primarily HPLC and LC/MS).
2. Utilize, where appropriate, existing method development, adaptation, and adoption pathways, including the use of published literature, and/or develop acceptable pathways.
3. Train analysts in the use of the methods developed.
4. Provide leadership for and collaborate with the QC Laboratory in developing / adapting methods to perform all required analytical processes for the development of new dietary supplement products and for the evaluation of existing products.
5. Collaborate with the QC Production Laboratory to improve existing methods and processes.
6. Provide expert review and guidance regarding methods, processes, and results in QC and in production of dietary supplements.
7. Consult with other departments, and review methods, materials, and equipment, to identify and implement improvements in all aspects of method development and method application.
8. Use compendial resources to develop and implement GMP compliant processes in Quality Control of dietary supplements.
9. All other tasks assigned by Management.

Minimum Qualifications Required:
1. Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Food Science, or related field, or M.S. with 5 years relevant experience.
2. Natural products chemist with experience in identity and quality testing of Ayurvedic, Chinese, and western botanical raw materials and extracts.
3. Comprehensive knowledge and experience in analytical and quality control method development for HPLC and/or LC-MS; also prefer TLC, GC-MS.
4. Knowledge and experience in formulation, development, and quality control of dietary supplements and /or natural products.
5. Degree in Pharmacognosy or Chemistry or Food Science and Technology or a related field with an expertise in analyzing botanicals or an equivalent education and experience.
6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
7. Ability to interact productively and effectively with a wide variety of people and to facilitate the teamwork needed to efficiently accomplish product development and production goals.
8. Well versed in using Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel.
9. Positive attitude, team player. Self-motivated, willing to ask questions and take initiative.

Skills and/or Training Desired:
1. In depth knowledge of DSHEA, dietary supplement labeling requirements, and 21 CFR Part 111.
2. 5 years in the dietary supplement industry and / or related industry.
3. In depth knowledge of key herbal monographs and knowledge of morphological, organoleptic, and microscopic analysis of botanical ingredients.
4. Experience establishing regulated R&D, analytical chemistry and / or natural product research laboratories.

Established in 1978, Threshold Enterprises is a well-known national nutritional supplements distributor and manufacturer of award winning Source Naturals® and Planetary Herbals™ brands. The company’s brands are sold through more than 7,000 store Health Food Store and internet channels. The company has grown significantly through exceptional channel relationships, product innovation and the reputation of its brands for potency, quality and value. Threshold Enterprises is one of Santa Cruz County’s larger employers, with over 800 employees.

 


Title Research Scientist
Categories Academic
Organization National Center for Natural Products Research, University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
Location Oxford, MS
Website http://pharmacy.olemiss.edu/ncnpr/
Contact khan@olemiss.edu
Job Information

The National Center for Natural Products Research is seeking applications for a Research Scientist to work in the field of plant molecular biology. For additional information and to apply, please go to jobs.olemiss.edu.
The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.

 


Title Postdoctoral Investigator
Categories Post-Doctoral
Organization University of Texas Health Science Center, Institute of Molecular Medicine
Location Houston, Texas, USA
Website https://www.uth.edu/index/index.htm
Contact gerald.f.bills@uth.tmc.edu
Job Information

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN MICROBIAL NATURAL PRODUCT CHEMISTRY AND ANTIFUNGAL DISCOVERY

Job Description

The Microbial Natural Products group at the Institute of Molecular Medicine’s Texas Therapeutics Institute has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral scientist. The position is for up to 3 years and is funded by an NIH-sponsored project to find new fungal metabolites that interfere with growth and virulence of the meningitis pathogen, Cryptococcus neoformans. The project is supervised by Profs. Gerald Bills at UTHealth and James Gloer at the University of Iowa. Our overall research program is directed towards on the discovery and development of novel antimicrobial agents and an understanding of their biosynthesis. We are soliciting highly motivated applicants with a strong foundation in natural product chemistry. Hands-on experience with the methods of secondary metabolite purification (HPLC and other chromatography techniques) and structure determination (NMR and MS data interpretation) is essential. Enthusiasm for and familiarity with culturing microorganisms, antimicrobial assays, metabolomics, or elucidation of biosynthetic pathways would be highly beneficial. Applicants need to have obtained their Ph.D. to be eligible for the position. Applicants with authorization to work in the USA will be given priority. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three references. The successful applicant will be selected based on the quality and breadth of their previous research experience, publication record, potential for scientific growth and development, and enthusiasm for being involved in antibiotic discovery. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Completed applications and questions should be emailed to Prof. Gerald Bills, gerald.f.bills@uth.tmc.edu.

Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States. It offers a diverse and stimulating living environment and world class transportation facilities. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is the most comprehensive academic health center in Texas. It educates and trains health professionals and biomedical scientists, conducts cutting edge biomedical, behavioral, and population research, and provides both primary and highly specialized medical, dental, and public health care expertise. The laboratory is located on the 6th floor of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center’s South Campus Research Building 3, in a wing dedicated to UTHealth’s Institute of Molecular Medicine. Other facilities of the Institute of Molecular Medicine are located a short distance away in the Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building.

“UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V”.

 


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