Postdoctoral Associate in Bioactive Microbial Chemistry
University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
United States

Description

A postdoctoral associate in bioactive microbial chemistry is available in the laboratory of Prof. Sandra Loesgen (www.loesgenlab.org) at the University of Florida, Department of Chemistry. This position is available initially for 12 months. The Loesgen lab is part of the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, located in beautiful St. Augustine Florida, USA.

Our research program is focused on understanding the diversity and bioactivity of metabolites produced by microorganisms. We employ a multidisciplinary approach to isolated and identify compounds from terrestrial and marine fungi and bacteria, with an emphasis on compounds with medical application.

The postdoctoral associate will be expected to isolate and identify new small molecules from microorganisms. Expertise in these areas is required: microbiology, NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, chromatographic separations, and in vitro assays (mammalian or microbial cell culture). Expertise in fungal gene expression analysis and genome mining are plus but not required.

Qualifications

Extensive experience and research publications in the area of Natural Products Chemistry are required. The postdoctoral associate will be expected to isolate and identify new small molecules from microorganisms. Expertise in microbiology, NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, chromatographic separations, and in vitro assays (mammalian or microbial cell culture) is desired. Expertise in fungal gene expression analysis and genome mining are a plus.

Application Instructions

Interested individuals should send a CV, a letter describing their research experiences and interests as well as their career goals briefly, and the names and email addresses of three references to Sandra Loesgen by e-mail (sandra.loesgen@whitney.ufl.edu).

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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