A postdoctoral research position is available at University of Hawaii Cancer Center in the laboratory of Dr. Shugeng Cao. The University of Hawaii Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Center in Hawaii and the Pacific. The Center was established in 1981, and it is one of the only 67 cancer research centers in the nation designed by the NCI. The Center is a research unit of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is housed in a newly constructed world-class facility located at Kakaako.
Successful candidates will perform research in the area of isolation of natural products from microorganisms (fungi and bacteria), structural characterization, chemical modification, and bioassay if necessary. This position requires experience in natural products chemistry techniques (HPLC, LC-MS, NMR, etc.) in addition to molecular biology and molecular microbiology (e.g., PCR etc.). Candidates should have a publication record in natural products chemistry and be willing to work in a collaborative environment. Responsibilities include performing research, writing research publications and grants, and training students. Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three (3) references to Dr. Shugeng Cao at firstname.lastname@example.org with “application for natural product chemist” in the subject line of the email.
The Department of Chemistry at the Oregon State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scientist to work in the laboratory of Dr. Sandra Loesgen (https://www.loesgenlab.org/). The candidate will lead a project to develop a protein-targeted screen for the discovery of antiviral drug leads from natural products.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. with research experience in organic chemistry, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, or a related field. Expertise in cell culture, protein expression and purification, bioassay design and drug screening is recommended. Candidates with a background in viral cell-based assays are strongly encouraged to apply.
Additional expertise in any of these areas is desirable: chromatographic purification of complex mixtures, structure elucidation of secondary metabolites by NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry, metabolomics, drug design, and biosynthesis.
The position is available immediately and will be initially offered for one year with the possibility of renewal dependent upon successful research progress. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Interested individuals should send a CV, a 1-page letter describing their previous research experiences and career goals, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Dr. Sandra Loesgen by e-mail to email@example.com. Please send as a single PDF file.
The Kwan Lab in the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a post-doctoral research associate for a project in biosynthesis and drug discovery. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, zoology, pharmacology or a related field. Experience in analyzing next-generation sequencing data and/or heterologous gene expression is desired.
The research associate will be engaged in the discovery of biosynthetic pathways for novel small molecules from unculturable bacteria that live in symbiotic association with marine invertebrates. The person filling the position will have the opportunity to advance their expertise in shotgun metagenomics using next-generation sequencing, RNAseq, bioinformatics, bioassays, cloning and pathway expression. The candidate will investigate the chemical ecology of small molecules in the microbiota of marine invertebrates, and pursue bioactive small molecules for drug discovery. The successful applicant will design and conduct experiments, analyze sequencing data, write manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, assist in the preparation of grant proposals, and mentor both graduate and undergraduate students. Interested candidates should submit full applications to firstname.lastname@example.org, including 1) curriculum vitae with contact information for two-three references, 2) a cover letter with a brief summary of research achievements, research interests and expected availability date.
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