Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Available Positions

USDA: Postdoctoral Associate

FDA CBER: Postdoctoral Fellow

Georgetown University Medical Center: Analytical Scientist

Georgetown University: Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate/Specialist in Proteomics

Drexel University: Electronic Instrumentation Specialist

SRI International: Research Scientist

FDA: Staff Fellow Scientist: Chemist

Shimadzu: Field Technical Support Specialist – Chemist

Georgetown University: Postdoctoral Position in computational cancer metabolomics

New York University School of Medicine: proteomics scientists

FDA CFSAN: Postdoctoral Fellow (College Park)


USDA: Postdoctoral Associate

Posted: February 14, 2019
Location: Beltsville, MD

The USDA Agricultural Research Service Food Composition and Method Development Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland is seeking a post-doc associate in Analytical Chemistry or a closely related field. HPLC and MS experience are required. The position is primarily responsible for developing methods using LC/MS, LC/MS/MS, and/or UV/Vis for fingerprinting, identification, and/or quantification of key bioactive compounds in herbs, dietary supplements, and foods.

Interested parties should send applications to

FDA CBER: Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted: February 12, 2019
Location: Bethesda, MD

The Food and Drug Administration Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research is seeking a motivated post-doctoral individual to join The Division of Bacterial, Parasitic & Allergenic Products Laboratory of Bacterial Polysaccharides Vaccine Structure Group. The successful candidate will work with an experienced research team to investigate the structural aspects of glycoconjugate based vaccines.

The position will focus on mass spectrometry based approaches for analysis of glycoproteins and other glycoconjugates particularly in the area of vaccine antigens. Glycan array technologies will also be implemented to study viral pathogen interactions with host glycoconjugate receptors. These studies will facilitate a better understanding of how glycosylation can impact on vaccine performance and how glycosylation impacts the host-pathogen interface. This position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, structural biology or a related science. New graduates are welcome to apply. A background in mass spectrometry is required. Experience in carbohydrate, proteomics mass spectrometry and/or glycan array is a plus. The laboratory’s research crosses the boundaries between analytical chemistry, structural biology, biochemistry and microbiology. The laboratory develops state of the art mass spectrometric and glycan array platforms for use in FDA mission critical projects centered in issues surrounding glycosylation of key vaccine antigens. Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and the ability to work in a team environment are required.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. To be considered for this position, please write or email your Curriculum vitae to:

John F. Cipollo, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Division of Bacterial, Parasitic and Allergenic Products
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Building # 52/72 and Room # G310
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
Office 240-402-9445

Georgetown University Medical Center: Analytical Scientist

Posted: February 7, 2019
Location: Washington, DC

The Goldman lab in the Department of Oncology and the Clinical and Translational Glycoscience Research Center (CTGRC) at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC invite applications for a position of Analytical Scientist with experience in mass spectrometry of (glyco)proteins. This person will join an experienced interactive team of mass spectrometrist, informaticians, and glycobiologists to optimize glycoproteomic workflows for a project funded by the Common Fund Glycoscience program ( and to apply them to translational research including personalized medicine and cancer immunology. Experience in chromatographic separations and mass spectrometry of proteins is required; the applicant will operate an Orbitrap Fusion Lumos w ETD/UVPD (Thermo) and TripleToF 6600 and QTRAP 6500 (Sciex). Experience in glycobiology and glycoproteomics is recommended. Minimum requirements include a PhD degree and a productive publication record. Candidates must have strong written and oral communication skills, be able to work independently, and work efficiently in a collaborative research environment. The selected applicants will be considered for a postdoctoral fellowship or a research track faculty position in line with their experience and accomplishments. To apply, send your CV, statement of research interests with highlighted relevant experience, and names and contact of three references to Dr. Radoslav Goldman at

Georgetown University: Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate/Specialist in Proteomics

Posted: December 21, 2018
Location: Washington, DC

Georgetown University School of Medicine is seeking a Post-Doc Fellow or PhD level Research Associate/Specialist to perform proteomics services and apply cutting-edge proteomic techniques for basic and translational biomedical research. The candidate will work in a proteomics core lab and the newly established Thermo-Georgetown Precision Immuno-Oncology Center. The candidate is expected to help maintain the state-of-the-art mass spectrometry instruments and play a key role in strengthening the method development for protein/peptide analysis, especially on PTM-omics (mainly phosphorylation and glycosylation) in diseases. The candidate will have plenty of opportunities to collaborate with scientists of very diverse background (including physicians) on campus, neighbor institutions (including NIH/FDA) and pharmaceutical companies in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

Key Responsibilities included:
1. Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot advanced LC-MS/MS systems
2. Develop analytical methods for the identification and quantification of proteomes/peptidomes in diseases (especially cancer)

1. Strong hands-on skills handling high resolution mass spectrometers from Thermo (e.g., Orbitrap series) and Sciex (e.g., TripleTOF 5600/6600, Q-TRAP 6500)
2. Extensive hands-on experience in proteomic workflows (including sample prep., data acquisition, and data analysis), especially for phosphoproteomics and glycoproteomics
3. Enriched experience with isotopic labeling and label-free proteomic quantification methods
4. Familiar with software and bioinformatic tools for proteomic data analysis
5. Good communication and English-writing skills
6. Highly motivated and self-driven with the flexibility to quickly adapt to different projects
7. Willing to supervise and train students and fellows

Please contact Dr. Junfeng Ma ( should you have any questions about this position. To those who are interested, you can also send a cover letter and your CV with contact information of 3 references to Dr. Junfeng Ma ( In the cover letter, please briefly describe your research experience, career plan, earliest starting date, etc. The position is open immediately and we anticipate filling the position as soon as possible. Very competitive salary and benefits can be provided to the candidate depending on experience level.

Drexel University: Electronic Instrumentation Specialist

Posted: December 14, 2018
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Maintain departmental mass spectrometers, perform high resolution mass spectral analyses, and participate in the repair and maintenance of departmental instruments. Demonstrated proficiency is required in modern MS (including experience with both GC and HPLC/UPLC as performed on hyphenated instruments) with a willingness to serve as an analytical instrument resource on methods and applicability for research projects as needed. Responsibility for daily running of samples on several departmental mass spectrometers to support research and teaching needs of the Chemistry Department. (Current high resolution sample load is 100+/month). Most samples are verification of synthesis to within 5 ppm molecular composition certainty, but exploratory investigations are also common. Maintenance includes weekly cryogen filling and mass calibration, source cleaning, pump maintenance and episodic minor and major repairs. Also maintain the daily capability for walk-up operation of the department’s Veeco/Bruker Multimode AFM. Must become familiar with the computer software associated with each instrument. Duties will include minor repair of smaller instruments around department and rebuilding of hardware components of instruments as required. Effective interpersonal skills are expected for communication with a diverse group of faculty, students, and postdoctoral scholars. Expected to train selected students on operation of instruments.

Major duties will include maintenance and operation of departmental mass spectrometers. Other duties include participation in the repair and maintenance of departmental instruments. Other duties as assigned.

The applicant should have an M.S. degree in chemistry with extensive experience or a Ph.D. degree in chemistry.


SRI International: Research Scientist, Analytical Chemistry

Posted: December 3, 2018
Location: St. Petersburg, FL

SRI International is a nonprofit, independent research center serving government and industry moving R&D from the laboratory to the marketplace to create high value and real innovation. SRI International works on some of the world’s most important problems, collaborating across technical disciplines to spark new ideas and solutions. Their research and innovations have led to new industries and products that impact people’s lives every day—from the computer mouse and interactive computing to medical ultrasound, cancer drugs, and much more.

Sponsored R&D is at the center of SRI International’s integrated business models. Our customer-centric focus is directed at meeting client and market needs to create and deliver new value, whether the outcome is an R&D solution, technology license, new product or spin-off venture. As a nonprofit research institute, SRI International is driven by impact, not shareholder value. The revenue generated by their extensive R&D projects, commercialization activities, and marketplace solutions is reinvested in SRI capabilities, facilities, and staff to advance their mission and to continue to meet client and partner needs.

Position Overview
SRI St. Petersburg is expanding its research and development activities in the field of next generation low-swap chemical sensing technologies for a broad range of national security and intelligence community applications and seeks an experimentalist with excellent working knowledge of mass spectrometry instrumentation and analytical chemistry. The candidate will work will a team of driven scientists, engineers and program manager and make significant contributions to on-going and future research and developments programs.

Desired Qualifications (in order of priority)
PhD or MS (+3-5 yrs. experience) in Analytical Chemistry
Mass spectrometry instrumentation and applications (ion trap experience a plus)
Gas chromatography instrumentation and applications
Chemical library development, mass spectra deconvolution and chemical identification
Chemical sampling methodologies (gas-phase, liquids, aerosols, and surface)
Methods development for analytical chemistry
Data processing and analytics
Field portable instrumentation and environmental sensing
Ion optical modeling
Laser desorption/ablation/ionization
Programming experience for instrumentation (e.g., MATLAB, LabVIEW, C++)

Detail-oriented and analytical attitude
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Able to work in an agile team environment
Results-oriented approach
Interest in multiple technical areas

Employment Status
Full Time

Other Requirements
U.S. Citizenship required

Background Check
Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment will be subject to a background check.

Application Link:

For more information contact:
Tim Short ( or Ashish Chaudhary (

FDA: Staff Fellow Scientist: Chemist

Posted: November 22, 2018
Location: College Park, MD

The Office of Regulatory Science (ORS) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition is seeking an outstanding analytical or bioanalytical chemist with mass spectrometry expertise to participate in our food safety/food defense research program. An opening for a Staff Fellow Chemist is available in the Bioanalytical Methods Branch. The position will involve the development and validation of methods for the quantification of unapproved compounds, plant toxins, and botanical constituents in dietary supplements using mass spectrometry (MS)-based techniques (i.e. LC-MS and/or GC-MS). A Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry or related fields, with a strong background and interest in MS instrumental analysis, is required. Candidates should be experienced with the latest liquid chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques and application of those techniques to trace quantitative analysis. Training or experience in analytical method development for complex matrices such as food, cosmetics, or environmental analysis is also highly desirable. U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of references and a cover letter that includes a short statement of experience and research interests via email to: Christine Parker, Chief, Bioanalytical Methods Branch ( Please use “Staff Fellow 2018” in the subject line.

Shimadzu: Field Technical Support Specialist – Chemist

Posted: November 14, 2018
Location: Columbia, MD

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is one of the largest suppliers of analytical instrumentation, physical testing, and environmental monitoring systems in the world. Our products include Gas Chromatographs, Liquid Chromatographs, Mass Spectrometers, Total Organic Carbon Analyzers, UV-Vis Spectrometers, Fluorescence, Atomic Absorption, IR, X-Ray, and Universal Testing Machines. In 1975, SSI Corporate Headquarters was established in Columbia, Maryland and we currently have nine regional offices coast to coast.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is hiring a Field Technical Support Specialist to provide pre-sales / post-sales support in the following product areas: HPLC, GC, UV-Vis, GCMS, LCMS, FTIR, TOC, AA, ICP, ICP-MS. This is a great opportunity for someone with hands-on experience with these instruments to work in a customer facing setting who would like to advance their career! The employee will be primarily supporting the Mid-Atlantic Sales Region. Details are below:

Position Summary:
The individual in this position is responsible for providing technical support primarily for the sales territory and secondarily for the region. He or she assists on demonstrations and sales calls, does installations, trains customers and regional personnel as well as help customers adapt methodology for our instruments.
This position is required to assist the sales efforts by installing instruments and training customers in their uses at customer sites. The incumbent must have problem solving skills, which are required to solve customer and regional problems. This position’s primary focus is to provide technical expertise for the selling effort of the region.

Job Function(s):
1. Assist with Demonstrations and sales calls.
2. Perform Installations.
3. Help customers adapt methodology for our instrumentation.
4. Assist the Product Managers in achieving customer satisfaction.
5. Manage and maintain the regional demonstration inventory.
6. Assist and consult on regional and customer training.
7. Assist the Regional Manager as necessary.
8. Must travel overnight, as the position requires.
9. Must travel by air and drive as required.

Knowledge Requirements:
Training Methods
Report Preparation
Organizational Skills
Service Repair Skills
Laboratory Equipment Analytical Instrumentation
Customer Relations Skills
Computer Literacy
Communication Skills

Education and/or Experience:
Experience with HPLC is preferred, although experience will be considered in one or all of the following products: LC, LCMS, GC, GCMS.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, or a closely related field and at least two (2) years of laboratory experience with analytical instrumentation is required.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Link for application:*D57280D3600445D8

Georgetown University: Postdoctoral Position in computational cancer metabolomics

Posted: November 7, 2018
Location: Washington, DC

Georgetown University Medical Center has made a major commitment to metabolomics as a critical component to our cancer biology and systems medicine initiatives. A funded position is now available through the NCI T32 Interdisciplinary Program in Tumor Biology at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center for a computational metabolomics postdoctoral fellow. There are several areas of potential focus including: 1) statistical workflows for genomic/metabolomic cancer data integration; 2) developing informatics pipelines for high-throughput untargeted LC-MS metabolomics; 3) novel computational methods for elucidating stress signal transduction and events at the metabolic level, with particular emphasis on exposure to ionizing radiation and biomarker identification in biofluids and tissues, with extension to microbiome involvement.

Our mass spectrometry facility has assembled state-of-art instrumentation for metabolomics and is a Waters Center of Innovation, with development of untargeted and targeted approaches on LC-MS and LC-TOFMS. GC-MS, NMR, and Seahorse metabolic technologies complement the available platforms.

This metabolomics program is funded to carry out a variety of studies in animal models and patient samples, and the recruit will have opportunities to participate in and build on these projects. Experience in bioinformatics, statistical analysis, and computer programming (R, Python, Java) is required, and background in mass spectrometry, analytical chemistry, and biochemistry will also be taken into consideration. Individuals with excellent communication skills (written and oral), ability to work independently, multitasking and solving problems are encouraged to apply for a position in this dynamic lab. The current funded position requires U.S. citizenship (or green card). For more details see:

Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and names of references to Dr. A.J. Fornace Jr at, Dr. Evagelia C. Laiakis at, and/or Dr. Tytus D. Mak at

New York University School of Medicine: proteomics scientists

Posted: September 25, 2018
Location: New York City, NY

The Proteomics Laboratory at NYU Langone Health is looking for highly motivated and creative full-time staff members. The laboratory is focusing on mass spectrometric analysis of proteins in a variety of biological and clinical contexts. The lab is located in the Alexandria Center for Life Science, directly adjacent to the NYU Langone Health campus and is equipped with state of the art mass spectrometers (Thermo Fisher Orbitrap Q Exactive, Q Exactive HF-X, Elite with ETD, and Lumos with ETD).

The Proteomics Laboratory works in a project-oriented manner with scientist at NYU as well as other academic institutions. This allows team members to engage in collaborative interactions with other scientists and tackle a broad range of research areas. We are looking for a scientist with hands-on experience with LC-MS/MS for protein analysis who is excited to gain additional experience in a thriving high-impact scientific environment.

Job Responsibilities:
Maintaining and operating Orbitrap mass spectrometers
Maintaining and operating nanoflow HPLCs
Generating, analyzing and interpreting data
Reporting results to the director, investigators and writing manuscripts for peer reviewed journals
Consult investigators on experimental design and sample preparation strategies
Developing new technologies
Implementing new technologies

Minimum qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent previous laboratory experience in mass spectrometry for the analysis of protein and peptides
Strong written and verbal communication skills

Job Type:
Full-time position
Monday through Friday
40 hours a week

Interested candidates please send your CV and references to:
NYU School of Medicine is one of the nation’s top-ranked medical schools. For 175 years, NYU School of Medicine has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history and enrich the lives of countless people. An integral part of NYU Langone Health, the School of Medicine at its core is committed to improving the human condition through medical education, scientific research, and direct patient care. NYU School of Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

FDA: Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted: August 23, 2018
Location: College Park, MD

The Division of Analytical Chemistry, Office of Regulatory Science of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) seeks a postdoctoral fellow to participate in our food safety/food defense research program. The primary research goals are the development and validation of analytical methods using mass spectrometric techniques for the analysis of foods, food additives and dietary supplements for potential contaminants and adulterants. The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to research projects that are components of agency‐wide, on‐going food safety and food defense programs, which support important FDA policy and regulatory decisions.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry, Food Chemistry, or a related field, be proficient in analytical method development, and have experience with gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometric techniques. Experience with olfactory and flavor chemistry is desirable.

U.S. citizenship, permanent resident status or a valid J1 Visa is required (F1 with OPT is acceptable until a J1 is obtained). Please email your CV to: Dr. Susan Genualdi, US FDA/Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, College Park, MD 20740.