KEW ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS
Natural Product Chemist (Post-Doctoral Research Assistant)
Full time, Permanent
Kew Gardens, Richmond
Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.
We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them.
We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.
Are you interested in plant and fungal chemistry and looking for your next exciting challenge?
Do you want to have the opportunity to further knowledge of the chemistry and human benefits of plants and fungi?
If so, this could be the opportunity for you.
We are looking for a candidates who has experience in different aspects of natural product chemistry using LC-MS, GC-MS and NMR; experience in the isolation and characterisation of natural compounds, and knowledge of the biological activity of natural products. The candidate should also have some botanical knowledge and an understanding of the distribution of natural products in plants.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a range of plants and fungi and not only further understand the role these compounds play in plants and fungi but how these compounds might impact human health.
They will also have the opportunity to work with both academic and commercial researchers on the development of new leads for use in personal health care.
We are looking for candidates that are interested in using metabolomic techniques that can be linked to genomics, to further our understanding of plant and fungal chemistry.
Based at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London, you will conduct cutting-edge research on the chemistry and biological activity of plants and fungi. We will consider any applicant with an excellent track record, and strong research proposal, in the general area of plants and/or fungal chemistry.
Salary will be £30,981 – £36,941 per annum, depending on skills and experience. We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.
For full details on this role please visit our website link https://careers.kew.org/vacancy/natural-product-chemist-postdoctoral-research-assistant-369161.html from our website.
Closing date: 18 November 2018
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.
No agencies please.