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Postdoctoral Fellow in Natural Product Chemistry

Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Salary based on NIH pay scale for postdoctoral fellowship
Closing date
May 2, 2023

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Applications are invited for a NIH-funded Postdoctoral fellowship in T32 program: Training in Botanical Approaches to Combat Metabolic Syndrome. The objective of this program is to train the highest caliber of postdoctoral fellows to become productive scientists integrating biomedical research methods and botanical discovery research with the capability of establishing successful scientific careers in academia, academic medicine, governmental agencies, and in the private sector.

Candidate must be a US citizen or permanent resident (green card holder)

Applicants should have a PhD in biology or chemistry and interest in studying the application of mass spectrometry and chromatography to natural product research and pharmacological studies. Our laboratory investigates the effects of plant natural products on molecular and physiological manifestations of chronic diseases.  The candidate will work at Rutgers University under the guidance of Dr. Ilya Raskin ( in partnership with Pennington Biomedical Research Center of Louisiana State University. The successful applicant will join a well-established, diverse, and collaborative research team, and have access to the resources of two major research universities.   Candidates must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, a publication record consistent with the position, and an interest in natural products and human health. Willingness and ability to train and mentor students is expected.

Candidates should submit their CV, a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, copy of their PhD degree and names / contact information of 3 referees to Dr. Mirjana Seskar at



Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is a major research and teaching university with approximately 1000 faculty members and over 30,000 students. The Atmospheric Science program in the Department of Environmental Sciences was recently ranked 4th in the nation in Faculty Scholarly Productivity (Chronicle of Higher Education). The Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences is an interdisciplinary marine science center committed to discovering and communicating exciting and critical science about our planet for the benefit of society.

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