Open Positions

  • Undergraduates:  E-mail Dr. Butcher describing your interest in the laboratory and expected length of tenure.
  • Graduate Students:  Apply to the UF Department of Chemistry via link on departmental website.  Indicate your interest in the Butcher laboratory in your Statement of Purpose.
  • Postdoctoral Fellows:  There is currently an NIH-funded postdoctoral position in the area of natural product chemistry in the Butcher group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida.  Successful candidates will join a multidisciplinary research team to identify bioactive small molecules in nematodes (roundworms) using comparative metabolomics and NMR-based structure elucidation and to study their biosynthesis and biological activity.  A Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical biology, or a closely related field is required. The candidate should be eager to use chemical tools to solve biological problems. Candidates should have expertise in the use of metabolomics, chemical separations, mass spectrometry, and NMR spectroscopy to identify natural products.  Additional expertise in biological assays is desirable.  The candidate should have a demonstrated ability to publish results and a willingness to collaborate with others.  Please send cover letter, CV, and contact information for references to Prof. Rebecca Butcher at with “application for natural product chemist” in the subject line of the email.  The positions include a competitive salary and benefits.  Applications will be evaluated until the position is filled.
  • Technicians:  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and references to Prof. Rebecca Butcher at candidate should expect to work in our laboratory for at least two years.