Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Available Positions

Johns Hopkins: Proteomics Postdoctoral Position

Bruker: Field Sales Representative

Excet, Inc.: Post-doctoral Proteomics Scientist

Smithsonian Institution: Postdoctoral Fellow

FDA: Postdoctoral Fellow

Salubris: Scientist/Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist


Johns Hopkins: Proteomics Postdoctoral Position

Posted: October 27, 2017
Location: Baltimore, MD

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Marc Halushka MD, PhD at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Pathology. The laboratory has an extramurally funded grant to embark on a cutting-edge project exploring the proteome of the cardiac myocyte intercalated disc and the role of protein trafficking in arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy. We are recruiting a hardworking, independent-minded post-doctoral fellow with experience in quantitative targeted proteomics. Applicants must be familiar with protein sample preparation and hands-on familiarity with mass spectrometers. The trainee will be co-mentored with Dr. Avi Rosenberg.

Minimum education/training: PhD in a proteomics field or a closely related field.

To apply, please send your CV including 3 references to Marc Halushka at

Bruker: Field Sales Representative

Posted: October 26, 2017
Location: Baltimore, MD and Malvern, PA

Bruker Daltonics Inc. is seeking a Field Sales Representative for the Mid-AtlanticTerritory (East Region, USA):

As one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We’ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for over 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.

Primary Responsibilities:
Meets or exceeds assigned territory sales target by maintaining & growing sales in current accounts, and identifying & closing business in new accounts.
Accurately forecasts prospects through sales cycle. Maintains balance & list of prospects that reflects sales targets and tracks this in CRM. Interprets customer needs & identify BDAL solutions. Builds & articulates BDAL value proposition. Understands customer decision making process, and key decision makers & influencers.
Cultivates key accounts / key opinion leaders.
Provides sales territory information, forecasts, reports and other business data through the BDAL management structure.
Completes a business plan for the assigned territory detailing specific strategies and activities required to achieve goals.
Identifies & works with internal resources to enhance customer interaction through sales process.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Maintains & enhances sales skills through technical & sales training.
Develops & maintains territory opportunities in the Sales CRM database.
Maintains & enhances technical knowledge on BDAL products, company literature & information, and competition.
Maintains knowledge to discuss commercial contract terms.

Education and/or Experience:
Min. Bachelor’s degree in chemistry/biochemistry, or equivalent scientific degree or equivalent work experience required.
Minimum of five years’ sales experience in related industry, with demonstrated success, required.

Computer Skills:
Essential to have experience with contact management database software (eg Microsoft Dynamics CRM or SFDC), and MS Office. Must be able to learn new software packages; e.g. Adobe Acrobat.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Must have & be able to maintain valid travel documentation and driving license.

Other Skills and Abilities:
Excellent communications skills needed to work with a wide variety of knowledge levels with customers of differing backgrounds, and within BDAL (e.g. management, service applications).
Excellent presentation, interpersonal, and organization skills.
Ability to decide priorities in a rapidly changing commercial environment.

Other Qualifications:
Must be able to maintain home office with telephone lines and computer connectivity. Must have flexibility, ability to prioritize and manage differing time constraints: time management is essential. In depth industry knowledge.
Self-motivation is essential as is a willingness to work with others toward a shared goal.
Willingness and ability to travel, as extensive travel within the territory is required. (~70%)

Bruker Corporation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation, holidays, and tuition assistance (as applicable). Bruker is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. Certain positions at Bruker require compliance with export control laws and as a result, all interviewed candidates for all positions will be screened pre-interview to determine their eligibility in light of export control restrictions.
Apply online

Excet, Inc.: Post-doctoral Proteomics Scientist

Posted: October 24, 2017
Location: Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), MD

Project Overview:
The threat of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) agents pose serious challenges to homeland security as well as to military operations worldwide. Complete characterization, including elucidation of the molecular toxicology of these materials is a key to developing the most effective detection, diagnostic, and medical defenses.

While much is known about the most serious and acute effects of these agents, very little is known about how these challenges affect the organism as a whole. Defining these complex interactions could provide novel insight essential for the development of new therapeutic, diagnostic, and detection strategies. This research opportunity involves the use of modern proteomic mass spectrometry to elucidate the complex molecular and systemic toxic responses of chemical and biological materials at the molecular level. Excet is seeking to hire immediately a post-doctoral proteomics researcher with the research skill set and experience in modern proteomic mass spectrometry to accomplish this mission.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
Requires a Ph.D. in chemistry or related field of study with hands on mass spectrometry experience.
Experience with control system development.
Experience with the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of various mass spectrometers including a Thermo Fisher Orbitrap (ELITE, QE+, and/or FUSION).
Successful candidates should be self-starters that can execute a project independently with minimal oversight.
Candidates should also have experience in ALL aspects of proteomic analysis from sample preparation to data analysis. Applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to graphically represent ‘big-omic’ data sets for publication purposes using information software packages such as Proteome Discoverer 2.1, Perseus, MaxQuant, etc.
Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:
Laboratory experience should be well represented within publication record.

Type of Position: Full-Time

Travel: Occasional Travel Required (Less than 5%)

Apply online or send CVs to

Smithsonian Institution: Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted: August 14, 2017
Location: Suitland, MD

The Office of Fellowships and Internships is offering an Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship in the area of biomolecular mass spectrometry. Research proposals must focus on mass spectrometry analysis from any type of museum or research sample including artwork, objects, animal, or plant tissues. Projects must integrate one or more analytical techniques into their specific research plan including proteomics and biomolecular mass spectrometry, gas chromatography mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, ambient mass spectrometry, stable isotope mass spectrometry, or inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Data collection and analysis via mass spectrometry should be the primary basis for informing and answering research questions and should constitute a significant portion of the research. The successful applicant will conduct analyses in at least one of the Smithsonian’s mass spectrometry facilities (MCI Biomolecular and Proteomics Mass Spectrometry Laboratory in Suitland, MD; MCI Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Facility in Suitland, MD; STRI Stable Isotope Laboratory in Panama City, Panama; MCI ICP-MS Laboratory in Suitland, MD; FSG Department of Conservation and Scientific Research).

Applicants must have completed or be near completion of the Ph.D. Recipients who have not completed the Ph.D. at the time of application must provide proof of completion of the degree before the fellowship begins. Please go here for details on the SI fellowship program. Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2017.

Applicants must propose to conduct research in-residence for a period of 12 months. Applicants interested in this fellowship are strongly encouraged to contact potential advisors/hosts at any of the Smithsonian’s various Museums and Research Units prior to proposal preparation and submission. The fellow can work exclusively with any of the mass spectrometry facilities listed above or jointly with a co-advisor in a different unit if desired. Please consult the research staff listed in SORS.

Applications for the Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry Postdoctoral Fellowship apply in SOLAA to the Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry Postdoctoral Fellowship listed under the Office of Fellowships. The application is not listed under the museum, research facility or office in which the applicant proposes to conduct research. Please follow the guidelines for the postdoctoral fellowship application. Please go here for details on the SI fellowship program. Apply Through: SOLAA

No employee or contractor of the Smithsonian Institution may hold a Smithsonian fellowship during the time of his/her employment or contract.

A fellowship may not be awarded to any person who has been employed by or under contract to the Institution in the previous year without the prior approval of the Office of Fellowships and Internships.

For general information about this fellowship, or additional information on the Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) Biomolecular and Proteomics Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, OUSS/MCI Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Facility, or the MCI ICP-MS Laboratory in Suitland, MD please contact Christine France (

For additional information on the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Stable Isotope Laboratory in Panama City, contact Ben Turner (

For additional information on the Freer-Sackler Gallery (FSG) Department of Conservation and Scientific Research, contact Blythe McCarthy (

Access to the online application system and information regarding the necessary materials can be found here. Applications for 2018 will open in September 2017.

FDA: Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted: July 27, 2017
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 use of mass spectrometric techniques and complementary methods for the analysis of foods, food additives and dietary supplements for potential contaminants and adulterants. The applications include development of methods for the identification and quantitation of chemical contaminants and adulterants in foods, including biotoxins (bacterial, fungal and algal), allergens, and pesticide/industrial chemicals. These research projects 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, 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 those for protein/peptide analysis. Training or experience in food science and food analysis method development 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. Tim Croley, US FDA/Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, HFS-707, College Park, MD 20740.

Salubris: Scientist/Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist

Posted: July 27, 2017
Location: Gaithursburg, MD

Salubris Biotherapeutics, Inc. (hereafter referred to as SalubrisBio) is a science-driven biotechnology company dedicated to discover and develop novel antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Our mission is to use innovative concept and technology to make a meaningful and impactful improvement in the health and lives of the patients. SalubrisBio is seeking highly motivated full-time scientists with exceptional ability to lead analytical development for product testing and characterization for antibody drug product development. The candidates shall have strong ability in multi-tasking and are expected to work in a fast paced, dynamic and changing start-up environment with high degree of self-motivation.

The company offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as 401(k) match and paid time leave. SalubrisBio is an equal opportunity employer. To apply for this job, please contact Jinhua Feng (Jenny) at

Job Responsibilities:
• Act as the key expert in the characterization of protein, glycan, monoclonal antibody (mAb), antibody drug conjugate (ADC) using LC-MS, or other techniques. Provide scientific input into study design and execution
• Carry out physiochemical tests including, not limited to peptide mapping and intact mass using LC-MS, glycan, HPLC (SEC, Protein A, IEC, and HIC), CE-SDS, cIEF, etc
• Compile analytical data, perform data analysis and interpretation, prepare technical report, present data to project teams, give oral presentation at internal or external meetings
• Develop, qualify, and transfer physiochemical assays, prepare SOPs and assay development reports, and provide expertise guidance to troubleshooting
• Identify and define critical quality attributes (CQA) in early analytical development stage
• Effectively work with other functional teams: purification, cell culture, formulation, and QA
• Responsible for maintaining and ensuring adherence to cGMP compliance
• Support regulatory filing
• Order and maintain laboratory reagents and supplies, perform tasks as assigned

• Education: MS or Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biological Science
• MS with 7+ years or Ph.D. with 3+ years industry experience with primary focus on characterization and assay development for protein, glycan, mAb, or ADC
• Extensive hands-on experience in one or more area of peptide mapping, intact mass LC-MS, disulfide bond mapping, HPLC (Protein A, SEC, RP, IEC, HIC), electrophoresis
• Experience in post-translational modification characterization of proteins, glycan analysis, IND filing, report authoring, SOP authoring, assay development
• Able to introduce new technologies to improve the performance and efficiency of assays or to accelerate product characterization
• Strong technical competency in analytical development and troubleshooting for instrument failure, assay failure, or any testing failure
• Familiar with quality systems (cGMP) and quality operation philosophy
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and to pay attention to details
• Self-motivated, well organized, and highly effective in team oriented environment
• Able to timely adjust to project priority change

To apply, email Jinhua Feng at