Postdoctoral Associate

Location
National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research
Salary
$61,218 + benefits
Posted
Jun 12, 2018
Closes
Aug 11, 2018
Field of specialization
Analytical, Biochemical, Biotechnical, Food
Job Type
Full time

Postdoctoral Position in Natural Products Biochemistry

USDA-ARS, Peoria, Illinois

We are searching for a highly-motivated postdoctoral associate with research experience in the areas of isolation, detection, and characterization of low molecular weight natural products. The associate will conduct research aimed at understanding the occurrence and distribution of secondary metabolites of fungi with the goal of supporting existing efforts to improve the design of materials and methods for detecting mycotoxins and for their remediation. Currently, scientists in the Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Research Unit (MPM) use a variety of techniques including advanced biosensors and mass spectrometry. MPM scientists, at the USDA-ARS in Peoria, have an outstanding record of discovery and publication regarding fungal biology, chemistry, and evolution.  Thus, opportunities exist for the postdoc to engage in these and other areas of interest. This full-time position is funded for 1 year ($61,218 + benefits) with the possibility for annual renewal up to 4 years.  By the appointment start date the successful candidate must hold a PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related field, be proficient in both written and oral English, and have experience in methods for isolating and detecting small molecules.  To apply, please email a single PDF to Chris Maragos (chris.maragos@ars.usda.gov) that includes: (1) a cover letter with a short description of why you are interested in and qualified for the position, (2) a current CV that includes a list of peer-reviewed publications, and (3) names and contact information for three references.  Evaluation of applications will begin immediately.  U.S. Citizenship is required. USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider

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