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 www.kingston.chem.vt.edu
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: https://jobs.vt.edu. 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.
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