Title Postdoctoral Position in Natural Products in the Kingston Group
Categories Post-Doctoral
Organization Virginia Tech
Location Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
Job Information

A Postdoctoral Associate position in natural products chemistry is expected to be available starting September 25, 2014 or later in Professor David Kingston’s laboratory in the Department of Chemistry, M/C 0212, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061. The work will involve the bioassay-guided isolation and structure elucidation of bioactive natural products. Isolation will require the use of modern HPLC equipment, and structure elucidation will require the use of high field 1D- and 2D-NMR spectroscopy and the interpretation of mass spectra. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent hands-on experience with HPLC separations and with NMR spectroscopy and with the isolation and structure elucidation of natural products. Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree in natural products chemistry or in pharmacognosy or a related field, and preference will be given to candidates with prior postdoctoral experience. The salary will be commensurate with experience, and will include fringe benefits. Appointment will be for one year in the first instance, but may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Information on the Kingston Group is available at

Virginia Tech has a strong tradition of natural products research, and is well equipped with 600 MHz NMR and high-resolution mass spectrometry facilities. The town of Blacksburg is about 40 miles southwest of Roanoke in Southwest Virginia, and the cost of living is significantly lower than in major metropolitan areas.

Candidates wishing to apply for this position must submit an online application on the Virginia Tech Personnel Services website: Search for posting number SR0140129, where further details on the position and information on how to apply for it are provided. Applications should complete the faculty application and attach a letter of application, a copy of the applicant’s most recent curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references. Reference letters are not needed initially, but may be requested later. Consideration of applications will begin on September 8, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


Title NIH T-32 Fellowship
Categories Academic, Post-Doctoral
Organization Rutgers University
Location New Brunswick, NJ
Job Information

NIH T-32 Fellowship:
Botanical Approaches to Combat Metabolic Syndrome

The primary aim of this prestigious training grant is to train postdoctoral fellows to understand the biological effects of multicomponent botanicals on the complex interactions between genetic, molecular and physiological aspects of metabolic syndrome.

The fellowship provides two years of funding (with possibility for an additional year) in Dr. Ilya Raskin’s laboratory at Rutgers University, NJ, to join a multi-disciplinary NIH-funded project with the necessary laboratory training and coursework for establishing an independent research career investigating pharmacologically active compounds from plants. The candidate should have strong scientific credentials in the field of botanicals research and human health and wish to pursue program of research and study that combines these areas. Applicant must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident (green card holder).

We seek a postdoctoral fellow with strong scientific credentials and a background in natural products and medicinal chemistry, knowledge of pharmacology and pharmacological screening, skills in molecular and analytical techniques and a strong publication record. Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Fellowships start in January 2015 (possibly earlier in the Fall of 2014).

At the 2014 ASP Meeting (Oxford, MS) please contact Dr. Ilya Raskin (; phone 732-794-5600. Thereafter, please send C.V. and the names of three references to Dr. David Ribnicky, Plant Biology and Pathology Department, Rutgers University, 59 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (

Key attributes:

• Purification and characterization of pharmacologically active compounds
• Bioassay development
• Analytical separations, analysis and structure elucidation; heavily focusing on HPLC, MS and NMR work
• Excellent management, organization of data, troubleshooting and presentation skills
• Preclinical development of botanicals that can be used to prevent and combat “modern lifestyle” diseases


Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Categories Post-Doctoral
Organization Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine
Location India
Job Information


The applicant should have experience in analytical and preparative scale instrumentation, including different chromatography LC ‐ DAD ‐ ELSD, LC ‐ MS, and NMR. In this position he will contribute to develop new methodology for plant fractionation, for bioactive identification purposes, as well as high throughput screening purposes. Optimisation of plant extract preparation, dereplication and bioactive characterisation of secondary metabolites will be necessary to achieve methodologies fitting identification and screening requirements.




 The candidates should hold a recent PhD in chemistry, analytical chemistry, or plant chemistry. She/he should be keen on analytical development and demonstrate hands ‐ on experience with advanced instrumentation (liquid chromatography, hyphenated systems). Experience on plant sciences, preparative ‐ scale systems, mass spectrometry and NMR is a merit. Fluency in spoken and written English and excellent communication skills is expected. The candidate should also enjoy working together with a group of researchers on different aspects of the same basic research question.




 For further inquiry write to Dr. Prasoon Gupta ( along with your bio-data.



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