Term position, available immediately
A research project to isolate phytotoxins from cultures of L. maculans and A. brassicicola requires a research assistant/associate with a M. Sc. or Ph.D. degree in Natural Products or Organic Chemistry or related field, with extensive experience in metabolite isolation/purification from fungal cultures, HPLC analysis (diode array and mass detection), and biological assays of secondary metabolites. The successful applicant must have proven expertise in spectroscopic techniques necessary for chemical structure elucidation, particularly modern high field NMR spectroscopy and LC-MS and strong writing skills. The required qualifications should be evidenced by an international publication record in the field. An initial work period of six month, with possibility for renewal, is available immediately.
To apply: Only electronic applications are accepted, pdf files only. Candidates are invited to send cover letter and resumé describing the most important research contributions relevant to the position to the e-mail shown below. Reference letters should be sent directly to the e-mail address below (at least two reference letters, one of which must be from current supervisor). Candidates whose first language is not English may be required to provide a certificate of English proficiency.
Professor M. S. C. PEDRAS
Canada Research Chair in Bioorganic and Agricultural Chemistry
UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN
Department of Chemistry
110 SCIENCE PLACE
SASKATOON SK, S7N 5C9, CANADA
The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.