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: A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the area of natural product biosynthesis at the University of Florida.  Successful candidates will join a multidisciplinary research team to identify bioactive small molecules in nematodes using comparative metabolomics and NMR spectroscopy and to study their biosynthesis and biological activity.  A Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology, or a closely related field is required. The candidate should be eager to use chemistry expertise to solve biological problems and should have training in one of the following: (1) the use of protein biochemistry to study natural product biosynthesis or (2) the use of HPLC, LC/MS and NMR spectroscopy and/or comparative metabolomics to identify natural products and study their biosynthesis.  The candidate should have a demonstrated ability to publish results and a willingness to collaborate with others.  Please send cover letter, CV, and names of references to Prof. Rebecca Butcher at  The position includes 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.