Discovering novel nematode natural products and exploring their role in chemical communication
Undergraduates: E-mail Dr. Butcher describing your interest in the laboratory and expected length of tenure. Currently, we are especially recruiting students with an interest in synthetic organic chemistry.
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: The lab currently has two NIH-funded postdoctoral openings. Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the area of natural product chemistry in Prof. Rebecca Butcher’s 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, to synthesize the small molecules, 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. Expertise in one or more of these areas is desirable: (1) organic synthesis, (2) the use of metabolomics, chemical separations, mass spectrometry, and NMR spectroscopy to identify natural products, and (3) biochemical and biological assays. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 positions are filled.
Technicians: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and references to Prof. Rebecca Butcher at email@example.com.The candidate should expect to work in our laboratory for at least two years.