A research project to investigate the metabolism of biologically active secondary metabolites produced by brassicas and their pathogens requires a postdoctoral fellow. A recent Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry with a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry, preferably synthesis of heterocycles, and extensive experience in HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS analysis is required.
Additionally, position requires experience in developing biological assays to determine bioactivity (antifungal, antibacterial, phytotoxic) of synthetic compounds. The required qualifications should be evidenced by a strong publication record in the field.
Our research program has significant technological infrastructure integrated in a challenging multidisciplinary research environment. In addition, the University has excellent facilities and the required spectroscopic instrumentation is adjacent to the Department of Chemistry.
The required qualifications should be evidenced by a very strong publication record in international journals in the field. This position is available immediately, however applications will be considered until position is filled. Salary commensurate with experience. Candidates whose first language is not English may be required to provide a certificate of English proficiency. Spouses of PDF fellows are eligible for a work permit in Saskatoon.
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