START DATE: Flexible and as early as February 2017.
REQUIREMENTS: a PhD in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemical Biology or a related discipline by the appointment start date. Successful candidates should have a publication record in microbial natural products research.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: We are looking for a talented and motivated postdoc candidate who would be interested in joining a research group that focuses on studying bacterial metabolite biosynthesis and the application of genome mining for drug discovery.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with microbiology and molecular biology as applied to natural products research; bacterial genome mining for natural products discovery; metabolite analysis, purification and isolation.
SPECIFIC SKILLS INCLUDE: Bacterial cultivation, molecular biology techniques including gene inactivation and expression, metabolite analysis by HPLC and LC/MS, scientific writing, undergraduate and graduate student training.
RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT: Our laboratory is located in the Medical District of the Chicago campus of the University of Illinois, which is situated only about two miles from downtown Chicago in the Little Italy neighborhood. In addition to cultural diversity, our urban setting provides numerous educational and collaborative opportunities within our College and across institutions in the area.
APPOINTMENT: One year appointment with possibility of extension contingent upon satisfactory performance.
CONTACT: Please send your cover letter and CV containing contact information for three references to Professor Alessandra S. Eustaquio at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “application for postdoctoral position” in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
KEYWORDS: Natural products, biosynthesis, genome mining, microbiology, molecular biology.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.