Opportunity at U.S. Army CCDC Chemical Biological Center (CCDC CBC)
Metabolomic Mass Spectrometry
U.S. Army CCDC - Chemical Biological Center, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, & Behavioral Sciences
||Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 210105423
The threat of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) agents pose serious challenges to homeland security as well as to military operations worldwide. Mass spectrometry based metabolomic studies are becoming an increasingly popular and powerful technique, which is capable of characterizing the biological response to such an exposure event. Defining these complex molecular signatures provides novel insight essential for the development of new therapeutic, diagnostic, and detection strategies. This research opportunity requires the use of modern mass spectrometers and bioinformatics software to elucidate the complex molecular responses of a chemical and/or biological exposure at the metabolome level.
Applicants should have (1) a recent Ph.D. in chemistry, biology, biochemistry or related field of study with 2-3 years of mass spectrometry experience; (2) hands-on experience with the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Orbitrap mass spec; and (3) experience on a triple quadrupole and/or QTOF. Applicants should also have experience in all aspects of metabolomic analysis from sample preparation to data analysis.
Mass spectrometry; metabolomics; biomarker; informatics; orbitrap
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
$5,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science
$4,050 Supplement for each year of experience in the DTRA CBD-funded NRC tenure at CCDC.
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the
number of years of experience past their PhD.