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Postdoctoral Associate- Natural Products Chemistry

Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Starting Salary: $65,000, Range $65,000-$75,000
Closing date
Jul 27, 2023

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Life Sciences, Microbiology, Analytical Chemistry
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We are seeking a scientist with a background in analytical/natural products chemistry to work on isolation and chemical characterization of antimicrobials from natural sources. This is an interdisciplinary project involving biologists who identify hits by screening producing microorganisms for antimicrobial activity.

The successful applicant will join a team of talented researchers at the Antimicrobial Discovery Center. Several drug lead candidates came out of our lab – ADEP (Conlon et al., Nature 2013); teixobactin (Ling et al., Nature 2015; Shukla et al., 2021); darobactin (Imai et al., Nature 2019; Hundeep et al., Nature 2021), hygromycin A (Leimer et al., Cell 2021). We recently developed a microfluidics-based platform for antibiotic discovery that identifies attractive hits prior to chemical characterization. In combination with the ability to grow uncultured bacteria (Ling et al., Nature 2015), this gives us a virtually unlimited access to untapped biodiversity. At our well-funded lab, you will find a friendly, supportive environment. We collaborate with experts in the Boston area (Harvard, The Broad Institute, Tufts) and with Universities around the world.

The appointment will be for a minimum of 2 years with extension if desired. Highly competitive salary commensurate with experience, and a package of benefits.

The campus is in a pleasant location in the heart of downtown Boston, in the Longwood Medical area, near restaurants, walking distance to Fenway park, the art Museum and the Symphony. Please e-mail a CV and names of 3 references to Dr. Kim Lewis, (Antimicrobial Discovery Center, Department of Biology, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115).

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