Postdoctoral Associate (73028)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Ding Lab in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Florida is looking for a self-motivated postdoctoral scientist who has a strong interest in natural product biosynthesis, new enzymology, and synthetic biology research. The Ding lab is part of the UF Center for Natural Products, Drug Discovery and Development (CNPD3, ) that embraces all aspects of natural products research from discovery, biosynthesis and chemical synthesis, assay development, screening and target identification to drug development.

Basic Qualifications (must be met at the time of application):

Candidates must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation or be enrolled in an accredited PhD, or equivalent international degree.

Additional Qualifications (must be met by start date):

PhD (or equivalent international degree) required by the appointment start date. The candidate may have no more than three years of post-degree research experience by the start date.

Preferred Qualifications (must be met by start date):

  • Demonstrated expertise in the fields of natural product biosynthesis and bioinformatics;
  • Demonstrated expertise in synthetic biology applications;
  • Self-motivation and independence;
  • Being able to multi-task with multiple projects and keeping pace in a dynamic research environment;

In order to be considered, all applicants must upload a cover letter, CV and a list of three professional references. Applications will be reviewed as received.

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 .

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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