Monday, May 29th, 2017

Available Positions


GERSTEL: Regional Sales Representative Mid-Atlantic Region

Protea Biosciences: Senior Scientist in Mass Spectrometry Imaging

FDA Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories: Post-doctoral Fellowship

MacroGenics, Inc.: Scientist I/Associate Scientist II

USDA Food Composition and Method Development Laboratory: Post-doctoral Fellowship

Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai: Senior Associate Researcher

Contractor to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center: Research Chemist

University of Maryland Stable Isotope Laboratory: Laboratory Manager

University of Maryland, Baltimore: Proteomics Services Open Rank

University of Maryland, Baltimore: MS Center and GLP Analyses Open Rank

US Naval Research Laboratory: Post-doctoral Fellow

FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research: Post-doctoral Fellow

State University of New York at Buffalo: Director for Instrumentation Center

Food and Drug Administration: ORISE Post-doctoral Fellowship – CDER

State of Maryland: Public Health Laboratory Scientist – Development

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GERSTEL: Regional Sales Representative Mid-Atlantic Region

Posted: May 15, 2017
Location: Mid-atlantic

GERSTEL, Inc has retained Boxwood to conduct a different kind of recruitment. We have selected Boxwood because we are believers in Boxwood’s unique approach to candidate selection and qualification. While this process is different, we feel that it genuinely offers both candidates and the company the best opportunity to get to know each other at a deeper level than is typical with the conventional interview approach.

Boxwood’s recruitment process is intended to provide qualified candidates with a positive, thorough, confidential and interactive experience focused upon business discussions — not interviews. These business discussions are real conversations about real issues the company is facing. A key aspect of the recruitment process will include the candidate completing a 6-month plan of action in collaboration with the hiring manager. The 6-month plan of action will be developed after several conversations with GERSTEL. This “Path for Success” will speed up the on-boarding process and ensure a clear alignment from the beginning.

Interested and qualified candidates are first asked to thoroughly review the following detailed position description. Interested and qualified candidates should then contact Bert Sadtler of Boxwood.

GERSTEL offers compensation to our employees for strong performance and proven results along with an excellent benefits plan and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidate information will be kept confidential.

We extend our sincere thanks for your consideration of our company and for your cooperation with our process.

THE POSITION
The Regional Sales Representative (RSR) will have a virtual location (home office), within the Mid-Atlantic Region. The RSR will report to Lenny Kubiak, Northeast Regional Sales Manager, and ultimately, to Bill Podszus, Director of Sales, Americas.

The RSR role requires the personality of someone who likes to make a difference using a combination of an analytical chemistry background, laboratory experience and a consultative sales track record.

The GERSTEL Mid-Atlantic Region is an established, active sales territory. GERSTEL is in a growth mode and the RSR will be rewarded for growing the sales revenue by following a proven GERSTEL process.

The RSR will conduct account-based selling and account-based sales development. The Mid-Atlantic RSR will be calling on current GERSTEL customers and also developing GERSTEL “new-customers”. In the Mid-Atlantic, customers comprise both the commercial sector as well as the Federal Government sector.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• US Citizenship
• Demonstrated consultative sales track record with technology products sold to technical end-users
• Experience having developed plans and strategies for the penetration and growth of target accounts, growth accounts and/or strategic accounts
• Sales experience achieving goal based upon:
a) Total dollar revenue
b) Total opportunity generation (pipeline)
c) New business development
d) Close ratio
• Analytical chemistry background (Other Life Sciences background will be considered)
• Laboratory experience (Understands the applications of GC/LC/MS)
• The personality of someone who likes to make a difference

FOUR TOP PRIORITIES TO BE COMPLETED WITHIN THE FIRST 6 MONTHS
• Gain sufficient working product knowledge to be able to confidently interact with the GERSTEL marketplace
• Develop a working relationship with the GERSTEL team including sales leadership, field sales, inside sales and field service team
• Participate in ongoing product and sales training
• Through the available GERSTEL data, be well positioned to:
a) Deliver revenue
b) Develop new business
c) Qualify / document / and generate a pipeline

COMPENSATION
GERSTEL is positioned to reward performance. The purpose of this role is to drive sales revenue through customer engagement and grow sales annually.

Through GERSTEL’s Sales Process, the RSR will be measured and rewarded for:
a) Total dollar revenue
b) Total opportunity generation (pipeline)
c) New business development
d) Close ratio

The total target earnings compensation is a combination of a base salary plus commission and a performance-based bonus. The total on-target-earnings range is: Up to $125k – $140K.

In addition to the earnings compensation, GERSTEL provides a company auto-allowance.

THE COMPANY
GERSTEL is a family owned company founded in 1967. Its focus is on developing and producing systems and solutions for chemical analysis. The main emphasis is on automated sample preparation for Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) and Liquid Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS). The GERSTEL culture is a very open, friendly, relaxed style of interchange and engagement among the employees.

The sales culture is centered on expectations, accountability, and a process orientation. This is emphasized by a sales compensation model that rewards for relationship building and revenue growth. Working as the RSR for GERSTEL involves the ability to work with customers to develop and implement highly customizable solutions with very unique products across multiple technology industries. At GERSTEL, you are making a difference.

Apply on-line: http://boxwoodsearch.com/gerstel-regional-sales-representative
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Protea Biosciences: Senior Scientist in Mass Spectrometry Imaging

Posted: April 7, 2017
Location: Morgantown, West Virginia

Protea Biosciences provides innovative mass spectrometry imaging technologies, LAESI and MALDI MSI, proteomics, protein characterization and small molecule analysis. Our interdisciplinary team offers the expertise to support researchers’ projects and help accelerate drug discovery and characterization. Protea delivers the highest quality data from state-of-the-art approaches providing customers with confidence and confidentiality.

Summary:
Protea is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of Senior Scientist in Mass Spectrometry Imaging. The scientist is responsible for mass spectrometry imaging projects, which would include method development, sample preparation, operation of analytical instrumentation, and reporting of data.

Essential Functions:
Responsible for designing experiments to address customer questions, marketing requests and new applications in mass spectrometry imaging
Learn and apply techniques in mass spectrometry imaging including MALDI and LAESI or other analytical techniques as required
Complete projects successfully within the realm of service projects, application notes, proof-of-concepts, new method development, and collaboration projects
Data analysis, project reports, and discussion of data with clients

Qualifications:
PhD in analytical chemistry or related field
Three years or greater in field of mass spectrometry
Knowledge, understanding, and experience with mass spectrometry imaging is preferred but not required.
Experience with sample preparation (i.e. tissue sectioning) is preferred but not required.
Excellent organizational, analytical, and communication skills required.
Willingness to learn, assist others, and thrive in an enthusiastic team environment.
Must be goal oriented and have high attention to detail to all responsibilities assigned.
Technical writing and troubleshooting capabilities are required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize workload is required.

Interested applicants should send their resumes to callee.walsh@proteabio.com.
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FDA Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories: Post-doctoral Fellowship

Posted: March 27, 2017
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland

The Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL) is the laboratory at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the Food and Drug Administration. OSEL performs product testing; develops reliable standardized test methods for CDRH and industry use; performs anticipatory scientific investigations on emerging technologies; contributes laboratory data to national and international standards used in CDRH decision making; provides scientific and technical training for CDRH staff members; and maintains laboratory collaborations and relationships with scientific researchers in academia and other Federal laboratories. OSEL also coordinates and oversees CDRH’s activities that support the development of national and international standards.

Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship – 1 year (may be extended)
Division: Division of Biology, Chemistry and Materials Science

Position Information: This appointment is offered through the CDRH Postgraduate Research Participation Program and is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The program is open to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S citizens (EAD, OPT or CPT is required. An H1 or J1 visa cannot be sponsored for this position) without regard to race, color, age religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran. The individual selected for appointments will not become employees of ORISE, ORAU, DOE, FDA, CDRH, or any other office or agency. Program participants will be paid a monthly stipend. Note this is not a GS position. This is an educational program and candidates should be within 5 years after Ph.D. completion.

Duties: The fellow will perform studies related to analysis of extractable and leachable chemicals from materials used in medical devices. Tasks will include method development and validation for extraction, identification, quantification of substances contained in polymeric and other materials to support CDRH’s regulatory mission.

Qualifications:
Applicant must have received a PhD in analytical chemistry or a related field such as chemistry or chemical engineering within last five years
Hands-on experience in following techniques including but not limited to: liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC/MS), gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS), and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Experience in quantification of small molecules and polymers
Experience in data analysis software packages, spectral library matching, database generation and statistical evaluation
An understanding of extractables and leachables studies
Good writing and communication skills

How to Apply: Qualified applicants may send their cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information of three professional references to Berk.Oktem@fda.hhs.gov. This is not a career-conditional competitive position.
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MacroGenics, Inc.: Scientist I/Associate Scientist II

Posted: March 9, 2017
Location: Rockville, Maryland

This position is responsible for characterizing biologic drug candidates by mass spectrometry and investigating the physiochemical properties, including early formulation and stability assessments. He/she will need to collaborate with biologists and process scientists to ensure the delivery of therapeutic molecules with the desired biological and biophysical properties and be responsible for purifying recombinant proteins and antibody reagents for biologics discovery programs.

Responsibilities and Job Duties:
* Perform characterization of primary structure by mass spectrometry including post translational modifications, disulfides, glycosylation, oxidation, deamidation, asp isomerization, and protolytic cleavage sites
* Ensure that the correct laboratory chemicals and consumables necessary to use the mass spectrometer are always available and for contacting the appropriate service engineers to provide regular maintenance and/or repair the equipment in a timely manner
* Conduct protein formulation and stability testing to determine appropriate storage conditions
Provide biophysical scientific guidance to the protein purification group for troubleshooting problems
* Assist with the interface between research and development for technology transfer of lead drug candidates
* Present ongoing updates to research and development project teams to ensure open and timely communications between the teams resulting in better understanding and a smooth transition
* Maintain accurate and timely laboratory notebooks and other data records to provide crucial information regarding discovery of inventions and to best understand the experimental process

Requirements
Education & Experience – Scientist I
PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, or related field
Prior experience characterizing proteins using mass spectrometry

Education & Experience – Associate Scientist II
Bachelors/Masters in Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, or related field
Minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelors
Minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Masters degree
Relevant experience in biotech or pharmaceutical companies
Prior experience characterizing proteins using mass spectrometry

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to provide a critical interpretation of results
Trouble shooting skills
Ability to multitask and handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Strong interpersonal skills for interfacing with upstream and downstream functions, including Development
Problem-solving skills and independent research experience demonstrated by strong publication records
Ability to work in cross-functional teams
Preferred Qualifications:
Relevant experience in biotech or pharmaceutical companies
Experience conducting biophysical characterization of proteins with MALS, DSC, HPLC, CIEF, and DLS

Supervisory Responsibilities:
None

Salary:
$65,000-$95,000

Required Education:
Masters Degree

http://www.biospace.com/jobs/job-listing/?job_id=364260
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USDA Food Composition and Method Development Laboratory: Post-doctoral Fellowship

Posted: March 6, 2017
Location: Beltsville, Maryland

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available to qualitatively and quantitatively analyze bioactive ingredients in foods and dietary supplements using LC/MS.

Qualifications:
Experience in analytical chemistry and LC/MS. Experience in metobolomic research and HRAM MS is desired, but not required. The research group is Food Composition and Method Development Laboratory, USDA, ARS, Beltsville, MD 20705. Additional information and references may be found on https://www.ars.usda.gov/northeast-area/beltsville-md/beltsville-human-nutrition-research-center/food-composition-and-methods-development-laboratory/

To Apply:
Please send a curriculum vitae, bibliography, cover letter with a brief description of candidate’s interest in the position, research experience and long term career goals, and the names of 3 references (with phone numbers) via e-mail to pei.chen@ars.usda.gov.
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Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai: Senior Associate Researcher

Posted: February 23, 2017
Location: New York, NY


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Contractor to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center: Research Chemist

Posted: February 7, 2017
Location: Bethesda, MD

ERP International, LLC (www.erpinternational.com) is currently seeking a Chemist for a full-time research position, supporting Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, MD. Position details are below; please apply on-line today to learn more about this great opportunity!

Minimum Qualifications
Education: Minimum Bachelors’ Degree in related field; Masters or Ph.D. highly desired.

Experience
• 8-10 years experience required supporting medical research operations programs.
• Analytics experience working with biological samples highly desired.
• Experience working with HPLC and mass spectrometry of clinically relevant samples is highly desired.
• Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint applications.
• Proficient in verbal and written English.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and management skills are required.

Security Requirements: Must be a US Citizen and possess the ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance; Active SECRET clearance highly desired.

Schedule: Normal business hours are Monday-Friday, 0730-1630. No weekends or holidays.

Specific Tasks
The contractor shall provide skills, descriptions and requirements as stated below:
• The chosen chemist will be responsible for the investigation and identification of secondary metabolites in biological fluids and tissue by use of all forms of chromatography, electrophoresis, and radioimmunoassay. These responsibilities will include the preparation and maintenance of cell and tissue culture lines and the isolation, identification, and quantification of drugs and their metabolites.
• The contractor shall supply scientific data for written reports of scientific publications designed to improve or update medical knowledge. The results produced will affect the work of others working to resolve difficult medical problems. Work independently to include making many decisions concerning the interpretation of considerable data, planning of the research projects and refinement of methods and techniques to be used. Decisions regarding the research projects include the assessment of various approaches, and the interpretation of incomplete and conflicting data.
• The contractor shall provide manuscript reviews for documents/reports submitted to scientific journals.

About ERP International, LLC
ERP is a nationally respected provider of health, science, and technology solutions supporting clients in the government and commercial sectors. We provide comprehensive enterprise information technology, strategic sourcing, and management solutions to DoD and federal civilian agencies in 28 states. Founded in 2006, ERP is a Small Business headquartered in Laurel, MD. ERP maintains satellite offices in Montgomery, AL and San Antonio, TX – plus project locations nationwide. ERP’s commitment and dedication to its customers was most recently reflected in an independent Dun and Bradstreet customer satisfaction rating in which ERP earned a customer satisfaction rating of 95 percent. Our exceptional customer rating ranks the company among the top five percent of all companies receiving the Dunn and Bradstreet rating. Washington Technology and Inc. Magazine have both ranked ERP among the fastest growing firms in the nation for 2014. ERP offers exceptional benefits, including competitive compensation, Medical/Dental/Vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, a matching 401(k), training and education opportunities, and semi-monthly direct deposit.
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University of Maryland Stable Isotope Laboratory: Laboratory Manager

Posted: January 17, 2017
Location: College Park, MD

The Department of Geology seeks a Gas Source Mass Spectrometry laboratory manager in the Stable Isotope Laboratory (SIL) at the University of Maryland (http://www.geol.umd.edu/facilities/SIL/). The position is flextime and currently funded at 32h/week, with the potential to grow into full time given pending proposals for research
support.

We study the evolution of the environment over geologic, recent and modern time scales to put recent changes into context. In the SIL we employ measurement techniques that optimize efficiency and minimize cost. There are typically about a dozen users, including graduate, undergraduate and high school students, postdoctoral research
associates, visiting scientists, and faculty.

Laboratory Manager responsibilities include: (1) efficient, safe management of instrumentation, facilities, personnel, time and money; (2) refinement and application of analytical techniques; (3) user training and supervision following established protocols; (4) effective communications between supervisors, business management, lab users and staff.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate has an undergraduate or graduate degree in the natural sciences and has previous experience with the listed responsibilities. We are looking for a responsible, detail-oriented person who takes initiative and will improve the safety, efficiency, optimization and throughput of the laboratory. She/he has demonstrated skills working collaboratively and managing personnel and resources, and is fluent in oral and written English.

Please send a brief cover letter, names and contact information for three referees, and an attached current curriculum vitae in PDF format, to Dr. Michael N Evans (mnevans@umd.edu), by February 3, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately. The University of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

**please direct future emails to: mnevans@umd.edu**

Michael Evans
Department of Geology & ESSIC
University of Maryland
Geology Bldg (#237), Rm. 1120
8000 Regents Dr
College Park, MD 20742-4211
ph: 301-405-8763
fax: 301-405-3597
email: mnevans@umd.edu
http://one.geol.umd.edu/
skype: skype.mnevans
ekiga: mnevans
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University of Maryland, Baltimore: Proteomics Services Open Rank

Posted: December 15, 2016
Location: Baltimore, MD

The Mass Spectrometry Center in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is searching for creative, motivated, and disciplined candidates to join a dynamic team. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who have a passion for research in Pharmaceutical Sciences. There is one position, but we will consider a broad range of skills.

This position will ensure design, development, documentation and implementation of research procedures and protocols using a variety of complex activities; contribute technical leadership in the area of proteomics and related mass spectrometry and analytical topics. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Qualifications

Manager: Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a related field of study ; Six (6) years of experience in laboratory research including four (4) years in mass spectrometry; Two (2) years of direct supervision or responsibility for training, work coordination, and monitoring the work of others. Experience with proteomic analyses preferred. Research specialization in mass spectrometry. May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.

Lead Laboratory Research Specialist: Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a related field of study; Five (5) years of experience in laboratory research including three (3) years in mass spectrometry, please apply. Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.* Experience with proteomic analyses preferred. Research specialization in mass spectrometry. May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.

Laboratory Research Specialist: Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a related field of study, Three (3) years of experience in laboratory research including two (2) years in mass spectrometry.. Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.* Experience with proteomic analyses preferred. Research specialization in mass spectrometry. May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.

* Bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research of the laboratory, or Bachelor’s degree in unrelated field with at least one year of experience in a field directly related to the research laboratory. Except for qualification is established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year – for – year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications.
Ability to take a lead role in performing and directing various advanced routine, and maintenance procedures.
Ability to perform independent projects and to serve as a consultant in area of technical specialty.
Ability to design and recommend changes to research projects and/or area of technical specialty.
Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments.
Knowledge and assurance of compliance issues related to laboratory activities.
Skill in statistical programming, interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications.
Ability to diagnose equipment malfunctions and dismantles and repair equipment.
Ability to network with, and present information to key groups and individuals.
Ability to conduct library research and participate in the preparation of journal articles
Comprehensive knowledge of research techniques, including mass spectrometry, chromatography, and various sample preparation techniques is required.
Ability to develop and validate methods to identify, characterize and quantify proteins from complex protein mixtures such as cell lysates and human plasma / tissue samples
Ability to identify, advise or assist investigators with developing strategies for sample preparation, liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry to identify, quantify and characterize proteins and their modifications.
Ability to develop and implement new LC-MS/MS methodology or other mass spectrometry-based techniques documented by reference in publications or grant proposals.
Ability to expand or develop new skills, as needed, based on information from literature, in collaboration with other laboratories or vendors, or by interacting with colleagues at meetings or professional presentations.
Ability to develop and follow SOPs, develop and maintain collaborative connections with the investigators.
Ability to participate in training staff, students or fellows advanced techniques by mass spectrometry used in the center through informal discussions or formal workshops offered by the Center.
Ability to operate and maintain highly technical mass spectrometers and chromatographic equipment, including nano-scale liquid chromatography systems.
Strong history of demonstrated research success working both independently and as part of a team, preferred.
Strong written and verbal communications are required.

Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
Apply: https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/umb_external_staff/jobdetail.ftl?job=20580
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University of Maryland, Baltimore: MS Center and GLP Analyses Open Rank

Posted: December 15, 2016
Location: Baltimore, MD

The Mass Spectrometry Center in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is searching for creative, motivated, and disciplined candidates to join a dynamic team. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who have a passion for research in Pharmaceutical Sciences. There is one position, but we will consider a broad range of skills.

This position will ensure design, development, documentation and implementation of research procedures and protocols using a variety of complex activities; contribute technical leadership in the area of LC-MS/MS quantification and related mass spectrometry and analytical topics; participate in establishing and then managing Good Laboratory Practice facilities and capabilities and conduct Good Laboratory Practice analyses. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and education.

Qualifications
For consideration for all job titles, candidates should have experience in developing and validating LC-MS/MS assays and research specialization in mass spectrometry.

Manager: Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a related field of study ; Six (6) years of experience in laboratory research including four (4) years in mass spectrometry; and Two (2) years of direct supervision or responsibility for training, work coordination, and monitoring the work of others.

Lead Laboratory Research Specialist: Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a related field of study; Five (5) years of experience in laboratory research including three (3) years in mass spectrometry. Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.*

Laboratory Research Specialist: Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a related field of study, Three (3) years of experience in laboratory research including two (2) years in mass spectrometry. Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.*

This position may require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.

*Experience and/or education may be substituted under the following circumstances: bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research of the laboratory, or bachelor’s degree in unrelated field with at least one year of experience in a field directly related to the research laboratory. Except for qualification is established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year – for – year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Depending on the level hired, the candidate will be expected to have some or all of the following knowledge, skills or abilities:
Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications.
Ability to take a central role in performing and directing various advanced routine, and maintenance procedures.
Ability to perform independent projects and to serve as a consultant in area of technical specialty.
Ability to design and recommend changes to research projects and/or area of technical specialty.
Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments.
Knowledge and assurance of compliance issues related to laboratory activities.
Skill in statistical programming, interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications.
Ability to diagnose equipment malfunctions and dismantles and repair equipment.
Ability to network with, and present information to key groups and individuals.
Ability to conduct library research and participate in the preparation of journal articles
Comprehensive knowledge of research techniques, including mass spectrometry, chromatography, and various sample preparation techniques is required.
Ability to develop and validate quantitative LC-MS/MS methodology.
Ability to develop and implement new LC-MS/MS methodology or other mass spectrometry-based techniques documented by reference in publications or grant proposals.
Ability to expand or develop new skills, as needed, based on information from literature, in collaboration with other laboratories or vendors, or by interacting with colleagues at meetings or professional presentations.
Ability to develop and follow SOPs, develop and maintain collaborative connections with the investigators.
Ability to participate in training staff, students or fellows advanced techniques by mass spectrometry used in the center through informal discussions or formal workshops offered by the Center.
Ability to operate and maintain highly technical mass spectrometers and chromatographic equipment.
Experience with Good Laboratory Practice requirements for sample preparation and analysis is preferred.
Strong history of demonstrated research success working both independently and as part of a team, preferred.
Strong written and verbal communications are required.

Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
Apply: https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/umb_external_staff/jobdetail.ftl?job=19760
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US Naval Research Laboratory: Post-doctoral Fellow

Posted: December 9, 2016
Location: Washington, DC

The Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the following area:

Mass spectrometry-based proteomics and metabolomics.

The successful candidate will be joining a multidisciplinary team of scientists interested in microbial systems and synthetic biology and will be responsible for developing proteomic and metabolomic methods to complement these efforts. The candidate will have 2-3 years of financial support, access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and the Navy DoD Supercomputing Resource Center and an opportunity for permanent employment based on performance and funding.

The candidate must have acquired a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, microbiology or a related field within the past five years and have demonstrated experience with LC-MS/MS and proteomic/metabolomic workflows. Previous experience with Waters and Thermo instruments is desirable but not required. The candidate must be well-organized, self-motivated and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

This Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is available through a competitive process with the National Research Council or American Society for Engineering Education Program and will offer a salary of $76,872 per annum. U.S. residency or citizenship is required. Qualified candidates should send complete applications (curriculum vitae, description of research accomplishments and interests, contact information of three references) via e-mail to Dasha Leary (dasha.leary@nrl.navy.mil) or Gary J. Vora (gary.vora@nrl.navy.mil). The Naval Research Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research: Post-doctoral Fellow

Posted: December 1, 2016
Location: Bethesda, Maryland

The Food and Drug Administration Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research is seeking a motivated 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.

Job duties include management of projects centered in the development of mass spectrometry based analytical platforms for glycoconjugate analysis, the study of glycoconjugate structure and the effects of glycosylation on vaccine performance. The position will be evaluated on a yearly basis.

This position requires a Ph. D. in chemistry, biochemistry, structural biology or a related science. A background in mass spectrometry is required. Experience in carbohydrate and or proteomics mass spectrometry is a plus. The laboratory’s research crosses the boundaries between analytical chemistry, structural biology, biochemistry and microbiology. In part, the projects will include development of state of the art mass spectrometric analytical platforms and their application to FDA mission critical questions surrounding vaccines with regard to glycosylation of key vaccine antigens. An optimal skill set includes experience with LC/MS, ion trap MS, Q-TOF MS, MALDI-TOF MS GC/MS and computer programing skills. The successful candidate will have an established publication record in respected journals and demonstrated capacity to work independently. Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and the ability to work in a team environment are required.

FDA CBER offers competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience, as well as an excellent benefits package. 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 # 75 and Room # G640
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
Office: 240-402-9445
John.cipollo@fda.hhs.gov
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State University of New York at Buffalo: Director for Instrumentation Center

Posted: November 30, 2016
Location: Buffalo, New York

The Department of Chemistry at the State University of New York at Buffalo seeks a Director for the Departmental Instrumentation Center. The Center serves about 150 researchers. The successful candidate will be responsible for (i) operating and maintaining instrumentation; (ii) training of users and graduate assistants; (iii) participating in the design, implementation and interpretation of experiments using the instrumentation of the Center; and (iv) assisting in the preparation of grant proposals for new equipment. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field, one to three years of related experience, demonstrated experience with all or most of the following mass spectrometry techniques: EI/CI-MS, GC/MS, LC/MS, ESI-MS, FTICR-MS, MALDI and MALDI imaging, ICP-MS, and time-of-flight secondary ion MS; experience with FTIR spectroscopy and FTIR imaging, fluorescence spectroscopy, UV/visible absorption spectroscopy.

Qualified individuals should apply at https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59537

The University at Buffalo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Recruiter (AA/EOE) and encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
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Food and Drug Administration: ORISE Post-doctoral Fellowship – CDER

Posted: November 28, 2016
Location: Maryland

Description
A postdoctoral research opportunity is available in the Office of Pharmaceutical Quality/Office of Testing and Research at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The selected participant will focus on physicochemical evaluation and in vitro performance of complex dosage forms. Particularly, she or he will develop and use LC-MS methodology to characterize and quantify complex drug products, including peptide and protein therapeutics, and associated impurities. Expertise in mass spectrometry based analysis of proteins is required.

A PhD in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or a related field within four years of the start date is required. Candidates should send a CV and contact information to Sarah Rogstad (sarah.rogstad@fda.hhs.gov). This position has an anticipated start date of Fall 2016.

Location:
Silver Spring, Maryland, 20901, United States

Area of Expertise:
LC-MS, Pharmaceuticals

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State of Maryland: Public Health Laboratory Scientist – Development

Posted: November 28, 2016
Location: Maryland

Description
This is a developmental Scientist position reporting to the Division Chief of the Division of Newborn and Childhood Screening of the Laboratories Administration within the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH).

The Developmental Scientist functions as the research and development scientist by conducting applied research to develop, validate and implement new laboratory testing procedures for hereditary and metabolic disorders at the State Public Health Laboratory as part of the Laboratories Administration’s quality public health laboratory activities to promote, protect, and preserve the health and well being of the babies in Maryland from hereditary and metabolic diseases.

Requirements
Successful candidates shall possess a Master’s degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Medical Technology, Pharmacy or Zoology from an accredited college or university. Minimum of two years of experience performing Mass Spectrometry based testing in a laboratory environment. Coursework in chemistry and biochemistry is preferred. Preference is given to candidates with—experience in method validation; excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills.

Location:
Baltimore, Maryland, 21205, United States

Area of Expertise:
HPLC, LC-MS

Min Education:
Master’s Degree

Min Experience:
2-3 Years

Required Travel:
0-10%

Salary:
$46,857.00 – $60,815.00 (Yearly)

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