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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The successful candidate will oversee broad efforts in natural product pathway characterization and drug discovery in the Sherman laboratory.  This will include development of chemoenzymatic processes to generate new macrolide antibiotics, and identification of active metabolites, scale-up reconfirmation, fractionation, purification and structure elucidation.  Small molecule structural studies will be conducted using high resolution mass spectrometry and state-of-the-art 1H and 13C NMR methods.  The successful candidate will mentor undergraduate students, Ph.D. students, and junior postdoctoral fellows engaged in natural product discovery research.  Finally, the candidate will identify and prepare independent research proposals for submission to NIH, NSF, foundations and internal funding at UM in the area of natural product drug discovery.

Required Qualifications*

A Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry, or biochemistry and a strong publication record are required.  In addition, the successful candidate must have extensive experience with microbial pathway characterization, natural product isolation, purification and identification of new structures.  The candidate must have 4+ years of post-graduate experience in bioorganic and natural products chemistry.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.