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Institute for Basic Science
Center for Genomic Integrity
Ulsan, South Korea

The Center for Genomic Integrity (CGI) of Institute of Basic Science (IBS) at UNIST in Ulsan, Korea invites applications for post-doctoral research associates. The successful applicant will conduct research in the Chemical and Cancer Biology Branch (CCBB). CGI-IBS is a recently established research center belonging to IBS, a national research institute to enable top notch basic science research of Korea, and aims to be one of the leading institutes in the world in the area of DNA repair and genomic integrity.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to perform active research in one of the following sections, which share one big laboratory, resources and a collaborative spirit.

Molecular Cancer Research Section (PI: Kei-ichi Takata): DNA double strand break repair, DNA mutations in cancer cells, DNA polymerase theta (POLQ), DNA helicase HELQ.

DNA Damage Repair Section (PI: Jung Eun Yeo): Molecular mechanisms of nucleotide excision repair, Canonical and non-canonical roles of the Fanconi anemia pathway.

Cancer Therapeutics Mechanism Section (PI: Orlando D. Schärer): DNA interstrand crosslink formation and repair, connections of DNA repair pathways with cancer therapy.

We offer significant resources to conduct research, state of the art facilities, core and technical support and an intellectually stimulating and highly interactive environment. Our research is intrinsically interdisciplinary and employs biochemistry, molecular, structural, cellular and cancer biology, as well as organic chemistry. For more information please consult the CCBB website (

– Ph. D. in biochemistry, cell biology, organic chemistry or related fields.
– Strong record of productive and creative research demonstrated by publications in peerreviewed
journals and presentations at scientific conferences.
– Highly motivated to conduct top level research.

Appointment and Benefits
The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extension of up to a total of
five years. We offer competitive salary and on campus housing and relocation help is available.
All classes at UNIST are conducted in English and our campus has many international
researchers. Ulsan is a thriving city located between the ocean and mountains and is
conveniently located to explore Korea and Asia.

How to apply
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three
references in a single pdf file to Orlando Schärer at:

The newly established Center for Precision Environmental Health ( invites applications for an open-rank faculty search. Applications will be considered for tenured/tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.

To apply got to NatureJobs

posted Aug 28, 2017

Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Toxicology

The Turesky laboratory at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis is  looking for a postdoctoral researcher to develop and validate methods for biomarkers of carcinogen DNA adducts. Hands-on-training and proficient knowledge in liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS), MS/MS, sample preparation and workup, and analytical chemistry are required. Experiences in employing nanoLC, nanoESI, triple quadrupole, ion trap and high-resolution MS instruments, training in chemical syntheses/derivatization, bioinformatics, cell culture techniques, DNA or protein biomarker development are highly desired. For further information, please contact:  Dr. Rob Turesky (Tel. 612-626-0141, Email:

posted April 17, 2018 

Department of Pesticide Regulation



Under the general direction of the Senior Toxicologist, the incumbent independently reviews data and studies submitted to meet Departmental requirements for registration of pesticidal products and new active ingredients and conducts complex evaluations and interpretations of these studies. Using established DPR and FIFRA guidelines, makes independent and complex decisions about the toxicological findings of pesticide studies. Serves as a scientific advisor to lower-level scientists and provides consultation on chemical sciences as they relate to the human health risks associated with pesticide exposure.

To apply: Visit

posted September 9, 2017

Postdoctoral Position
Metabolomics and Adductomics

Postdoctoral position is available in Natalia Tretyakova’s group at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center starting immediately to employ mass spectrometry investigate the origins of endogenous DNA adducts. The position will involve cell culture experiments with stable isotope labeled precursors to identify metabolic and dietary origins of DNA damage. Qualified applicant will have a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or related field and previous experience with mass spectrometry instrumentation and method development. Our laboratory is located in a new state of the art Cancer – Cardiovascular Research building at the Biomedical Discovery District. The Cancer Center provides postdoctoral scientists with outstanding opportunities for career development and research collaborations. Mass spectrometry equipment include Orbitrap Fusion MS, Quantiva triple quadrupoles, and nano HPLC.

Principal Investigator: Natalia Tretyakova, Ph.D., Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota Tel. 612-626-3432, e-mail

posted August 11, 2017

Postdoctoral Associate
Laboratory of Toxicology, ETH Zurich

Dr. Shana Sturla  at ETH, Zurich is seeking  postdoctoral associates to work on  projects  exploring the the chemical basis of mutagenesis and toxicity.

Scientists who join our lab have diverse backgrounds in chemistry and biology and work on projects concerning DNA damage and mutation, biomarkers, gut microbiota, and systems-wide molecular alterations in cells. We use a variety of experimental approaches, for example, mass spectrometry-based protein, metabolite and DNA adduct measurements, synthesizing novel small molecules and nucleic acids, and carrying out in vitro toxicological assays. We are particularly interested in candidates with some experience regarding genome sequencing, mass spectrometry or chemical synthesis.

The successful candidates will have  strong leadership potential, high motivation, and excellent communication
skills in English. Candidates from anywhere in the world are eligible and the starting salary is 86,300 CHF
(85,000 USD; 80,400 €).  Interested candidates should contact Dr Sturla at


posted March 22, 2017

Web sites of interest for Chemical Toxicology job seekers

American Association for the Advancement of Science

An article in Science Magazine highlights Career Opportunities in Toxicology. Visit Opportunities Abound in Toxicology, by Brian Vastag

Society of Toxicology

The SOT website has a valuable Resource Guide to Careers in Toxicology