Title Postdoctoral Research Associate in Natural Product Chemistry
Categories Post-Doctoral
Organization University of Oklahoma, Natural Products Discovery Group
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


Title Postdoctoral Researcher
Categories Post-Doctoral
Organization Virginia Tech, Department of Chemistry, Kingston Group
Location Blacksburg, VA
Job Information
Position Summary – Isolate bioactive natural products by bioassay-guided fractionation. – Elucidate structures of isolated natural products by spectroscopic and chemical methods. – Obtain 1D- and 2D-NMR spectra on Varian INOVA 400 and Bruker 500 and 600 NMR spectrometers – Carry out chemical conversions to establish structures. -Prepare regular written progress reports. -Submit manuscripts based on work to peer reviewed journals and present results at national conferences. -Work with faculty supervisor and graduate students. -Take the initiative in finding solutions to scientific problems that arise on a day-to-day research. -Pursue research goals with routine consultation, but limited supervision. -Supervise/train undergraduate or graduate students in laboratory procedures. -Assist in project design, execution, and interpretation of research projects to gain practical experience in the field. -Prepare professional presentations, professional reports, and publications. -Engage in collaborative work with peers to achieve research objectives.
Required Qualifications -Recent doctoral degree in natural products chemistry, pharmacognosy, or appropriate related field, completed by the time of appointment.

-Strong natural products isolation chemistry skills.

-Strong NMR interpretation skills

-Strong work habits and the ability to work independently as well as with a research group.

-Strong communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications – Hands-on experience with HPLC equipment. – Hands-on experience with obtaining NMR spectra -Evidence of good project management. -Evidence of developing publications based on research. -Ability to work under limited supervision. -Creativity, independence and high motivation. -Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of personnel in the organization.
Application Information Term of appointment: One year contract with the possibility of extension contingent upon performance and funding.

Start date: September 2016 or later

Candidates wishing to apply for this position must submit an online application on the Virginia Tech Personnel Services website: Search for posting number SR0160107, 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 July 21, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity employer.


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