Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Available Positions

GERSTEL: Regional Sales Representative Mid-Atlantic Region

Protea Biosciences: Senior Scientist in Mass Spectrometry Imaging

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


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 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.

• 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

• 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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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:


Required Education:
Masters Degree


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.

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.

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

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


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.

• 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.

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

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
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