Title NIH T-32 Postdoctoral Fellowship
Categories Post-Doctoral
Organization Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Location New Brunswick, NJ
Job Information

Summary Description: This prestigious NIH-funded training grant 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 project with the necessary laboratory training and coursework for establishing an independent research career investigating pharmacologically active compounds from plants. This grant aims to train highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to understand the biological effects of multicomponent botanicals on the complex interactions between genetic, molecular and physiological aspects of metabolic syndrome.

Minimum Requirements: Applicant must have a PhD and be a US citizen or permanent resident (green card holder).

Preferred Requirements: The candidate should have strong scientific credentials in the field of botanicals and human health and experience in biochemical isolation, pharmacological characterization and molecular mode of action studies of phytoactives.

Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Fellowships start in May 2015.

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 (


Title Post-doctoral Researcher– Marine Metabolomics
Categories Post-Doctoral
Organization GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
Location D-24106 Kiel, Am Kiel-Kanal 44
Job Information

The Helmholtz-Centre of Ocean Research (GEOMAR) is one of the leading institutes in marine research in Germany. With 850 employees and a yearly budget of 70 Mio € its major goal is fundamental and applied research in all areas of marine sciences. For more information please visit The GEOMAR, division of Marine Ecology is offering a position for a

Post-doctoral Researcher– Marine Metabolomics

in the research unit Marine Natural Products Chemistry

Job Description

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated candidate with demonstrated expertise in marine metabolomics to join our Research Unit. The holder of this post will perform a range of analytical research tasks, using various methodologies, such as targeted metabolomics, non-targeted metabolomic profiling and metabolomic fingerprinting.

The present research foci of our group rest on marine metabolomics, discovery of bioactive marine natural products and marine chemical ecology. The holder of the post will participate in various projects related to these subjects, and will apply metabolomics/comparative metabolomics approach into running projects on marine macro- and microorganism-derived secondary metabolites. Interactions across a broad range of scientific disciplines with other research groups at GEOMAR and University of Kiel will be expected. The successful candidate will be involved in supervision of postgraduate/undergraduate students, teaching and preparations of third-party funding proposals. Candidates with strong track records of accomplishment in terrestrial plant/microbe metabolomics are also encouraged to apply, provided they have sufficient skills and experience.

State-of-the-art chemical facilities are available in our laboratory, including DAD-MS-HPLC, LC-MS, HRMS-HPLC, GC-MS, FPLC, FCPC, spectral analytics and the related compound and spectral databases. The GEOMAR has full access to the Department of Chemistry and their high resolution NMR facilities. We are members of several excellence clusters, such as The Future Ocean, Kiel Life Sciences and several international consortia.

Qualifications required:
• A PhD on metabolomics of marine natural products or a related field
• High competence and expertise in LC-MS-based metabolomics, preferably also in additional techniques, such as NMR, GC-MS-based metabolomics
• Proficiency in various databases
• High competence in statistical analyses (PCA/multivariate analyses), bioinformatics tools and databases for data analysis/treatment/standardization
• Strong publication record on natural product metabolomics
• Experience in writing publications, conference papers and research proposals
• Fluency in spoken and written English and excellent oral and written communication skills
• Planning and organisational skills, prioritisation of multiple tasks, meeting strict deadlines
• Demonstrated project and laboratory management skills in multiple tasks
• Capability of creative- and critical thinking, independent thought and experimentation, decision making, problem solving with discretion, self-motivation and curiosity

Hands-on experience on metabolomics analysis of multiple classes of marine secondary metabolites is advantageous. Prior experience in purification and structure elucidation of marine metabolites by LC-MS and NMR are desirable.

This is a full-time position, starting 1st July 2015 (or as soon as possible thereafter). The position cannot be split and is available for 3 years. The salary depends on qualification up to the class 13 TVÖD of the German salary rate for public employees.

Working language in the group is English. The GEOMAR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages female scientists and scientists with disabilities to apply. Provided equal qualification, they will be preferentially considered.

Please send your applications containing your CV, contact information for three references and a cover letter explaining interest in the position and career goals by e-mail in a single pdf-file no later than 1st June 2015 to the personnel office – Ms. Katharina Reimers (Email:

Please put keyword „MN-Metabolomics“ in subject line of e-mail when submitting application.

For further information please contact Prof. Deniz Tasdemir ( and/or visit our website (


Title Post-Doctoral
Categories Post-Doctoral
Organization University of Hawaii Cancer Center
Location Honolulu
Job Information

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 with “application for natural product chemist” in the subject line of the email.


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