Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Available Positions

Florida State University: Postdoctoral Researcher

FDA: Postdoctoral Fellow (College Park)

FDA: Chemist (Staff Scientist)

FDA: Postdoctoral Fellow (Laurel)

Vanderbilt University: Postdoctoral Researcher, Research Assistant Professor


Florida State University: Postdoctoral Researcher

Posted: April 6, 2018
Location: Tallahassee, FL

Biological Applications of Mass Spectrometry
“Top-Down” Proteomics
NSF High Field FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry User Facility
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

The NSF High Field FT-ICR MS User Facility at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has a postdoctoral position ($50K/yr) available beginning Spring, 2018. The position is fully funded for a period of 24 months. We seek highly motivated applicants to work with permanent staff to develop and implement improvements in sample preparation and/or data analysis practices for top-down proteomics. Job responsibilities include support of a 2 year NHMFL-NRTDP collaboration to develop novel proteoform mass measurement algorithms that takes full advantage of the ultrahigh mass
resolving power and mass accuracy of a 21 tesla FT-ICR mass spectrometer, and implement a proteoform quantitation strategy for application to user samples. Our facility has partnered with the National Resource for Translational and Developmental Proteomics (NRTDP), an NIH P41 resource (Neil Kelleher, P.I.) based at Northwestern University, to
develop and optimize workflows for high-throughput discovery top-down proteomics by LC-MS/MS on the 21 T FT-ICR platform. We envision close engagement with the NRTDP. The successful candidate will travel to Northwestern University as needed to receive training and collaborate with NRTDP staff in sample preparation methods and/or data analysis strategies. We seek a candidate with experience in development of new software and/or advanced sample
preparation methods for quantitative LC-MS/MS analysis. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field (biochemistry, microbiology, bioinformatics, etc.) and an established publication record. Experience with FT-ICR MS and chromatography is desirable, but not required. Send an official graduate transcript, CV including publications, description of prior research/experience, and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Lissa Anderson
Director, Biological Applications
Ion Cyclotron Resonance Program
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Florida State University
1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310

FDA: Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted: April 4, 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 postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Bioanalytical Methods Branch. The position will involve the development and validation of methods for the quantification of pesticides and veterinary drug residues in food using mass spectrometry (MS)‐based techniques (i.e. LCMS and/or GCMS). 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, dietary supplements or environmental analysis is also highly desirable. 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 “PostDoc 2018” in the subject line.


FDA: Chemist (Staff Scientist)

Posted: February 2, 2018
Location: Laurel, MD

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of Research (OR), Division of Residue Chemistry is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Chemist. The Division of Residue Chemistry develops, validates and reviews analytical methods for residues of drugs, additives, and contaminants in animal tissues and feed. The Division provides these methods for regulatory analyses and uses these methods to support safety, efficacy and toxicological studies related to the exposure of animals to drugs, diagnostic agents, feed additives and contaminants. The position will be filled through FDA’s Staff Fellowship program. The appointment is for up to two years with opportunities for renewal.

The Chemist’s primary responsibility will be to assist a principal investigator in planning and participating in method development and validation for residue analysis of primarily small molecule veterinary drugs using liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. Typically, the residues must be isolated from complex matrices such as liver, muscle, milk and plasma. Applicants should have an MS degree in chemistry or related scientific discipline and possess knowledge and experience with biological sample clean-up, enrichment and extraction techniques. Strong problem solving and the ability to collaborate well with others are desirable. Further experience with high resolution mass spectrometers such as Orbitraps or Q-TOFs is desirable.

This position is in Laurel, Maryland and is available immediately. The salary range is from $56,233 to $73,105 based on experience and education. Further information regarding qualification requirements can be found at the following link:

**Applications will be reviewed and interviewed on a first come first serve basis.**

Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and transcripts to: with the subject line of “DRC-Chemist”. Questions may also be directed to the CVM Opportunities mailbox.


FDA: Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted: January 17, 2018
Location: Laurel, MD

The Division of Residue Chemistry, Office of research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) in Laurel, Maryland, seeks a postdoctoral fellow to participate in our food safety research programs. The appointment will be for 2 years. The primary research goal of the program is the development and use of mass spectrometric techniques for the analysis of milk for potential contaminants and adulterants. The applications include development of methods for the identification and quantitation of chemical contaminants and adulterants in milk, including veterinary drugs, pesticides, mycotoxins and other contaminants.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related field and a strong background and interest in learning and gaining experience with the latest liquid chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques such as high resolution mass spectrometry. Training or experience in analytical method development is desirable.

The applicant must demonstrate that they have resided in the US for a total of at least three (3) of the past five (5) years. Please email your CV to: Dr. Hiranthi Jayasuriya, US FDA/Center for veterinary medicine, Laurel, MD 20708.

Vanderbilt University: Postdoctoral Researcher, Research Assistant Professor

Posted: November 30, 2017
Location: Nashville, TN

The RASR Team at Vanderbilt University is seeking postdoctoral researchers and a research assistant professor to join us in our work towards advancing aging and Alzheimer’s disease research. We are seeking scientists to help develop cutting-edge proteomics and lipidomics approaches and establish pipelines for targeted analysis of molecules in animal model and clinical patient samples. Bioanalytical experience in ‘omics based approaches and mass spectrometry would be extremely helpful. We are also interested in furthering disease understanding of various biological processes such that applicants with experience in organic chemistry, chemical biology, biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, biostatistics and bioinformatics, or other relevant areas are encouraged to apply. Openings available until filled.

If you are interested in learning more or applying please send your CV and three letters of reference to:

Renã A.S. Robinson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow
Department of Chemistry
Vanderbilt University
5423 Stevenson Center
Nashville, TN 37235
Office: 615-343-0129