Title Postdoctoral Position in Natural Product Chemistry
Categories Post-Doctoral
Organization University of Oklahoma
Location Norman, OK
Job Information

The Natural Products Discovery Groups ( at the University of Oklahoma is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral research position in natural product chemistry. Experience in the areas of secondary metabolite purification (HPLC and other chromatography methods) and structure determination (NMR and MS data interpretation) is required. Prior experience culturing microorganisms is desirable, but not essential. Applicant must have obtained their Ph.D. to be eligible for the position. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three individuals that will provide letters of recommendation. Applicants will be evaluated based on the strength of their previous research experience and quality of their publication record. Applications will be evaluated as they are received and continue until the position is filled. Completed application packages and questions should be emailed to The Natural Products Discovery Groups is located in the Stephenson Life Sciences Research Center on the University of Oklahoma Research Campus. Our proximity to a variety of diverse University and national labs, as well as commercial ventures, creates a unique and stimulating research environment filled with opportunities.


Title Post-Doctoral
Categories Post-Doctoral
Organization University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Location Greensboro, NC
Job Information


Postdoctoral Fellow in Natural Products Research


 The research team of Drs. Nicholas Oberlies and Nadja Cech, both in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, are seeking postdoctoral chemists for a suite of projects. Presently, there is at least one position open that focuses on the analysis of herbal medicines as they affect drug metabolism, working in a multidisciplinary team that seeks to better understand and predict “drug-diet interactions.” Other research projects, spanning herbal medicines to drug discovery from fungi, are also available for the appropriately motivated scientist.


 The ideal candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in pharmacognosy, medicinal/organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and/or natural products chemistry. While the specific skill sets are somewhat flexible, direct experience with how to isolate, measure, and/or determine the structures of secondary metabolites with NMR and/or mass spectrometry is a requirement.


 This is a unique position. Besides scientific acumen, leaderships skills are an absolute requirement, particularly in a team oriented research environment. Moreover, effective communication skills, both orally and in writing, are absolutely essential. More broadly, we also seek someone that has an adventurous spirit and embraces creativity to push the envelope of science forward, regardless of the application.


 The position is a 12 month term appointment with the option of renewal based on progress. The applicant will report directly to Dr. Oberlies but will also receive mentorship from Dr. Cech.


 The Oberlies Research Group has active, funded projects in both the drug discovery and herbal research realms. In the drug discovery arena, this team is examining diverse source materials, particularly fungi, for new anticancer and antibiotic lead compounds. In the herbal arena, the team works with plant materials to develop reference standards and/or examine herbs for potential interactions with cytochrome P450s. More specific details about these and other projects can be found on Dr. Oberlies webpage:


 The Cech research group works in close collaboration with the Oberlies group on a number of projects involving the identification of bioactive compounds from natural products. Areas of emphasis in the Cech group include the development of new mass spectrometry strategies for evaluating biological activity, and the study of synergistic interactions in complex botanical mixtures. Dr. Cech received her PhD in mass spectrometry from Dr. Chris Enke, and also has an established track record of success in fundamental studies of electrospray ionization. More information about the Cech group can be found at




 Applicants should send a complete curriculum vita/resume to: Dr. Nicholas Oberlies, Dept of Chemistry/Biochemistry, UNCG, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170.


 If using email, send to; please place the terms ‘postdoctoral fellowship’ in the subject line.


 Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. UNCG is an EEO/AA:W/M/V/D employer.



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 (


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