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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Method development for quantifying protein hormones in clinical applications

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Biomolecular Measurement Division

RO# Location
50.64.51.C0394 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Lowenthal, Mark Scott mark.lowenthal@nist.gov 301.975.8993

Description

Protein or peptide hormones control and regulate diverse physiological processes and are important targets in clinical labs for diagnosing disease. There is a need to develop accurate measurement techniques to underpin the clinical assays, thereby increasing confidence in diagnoses, which increase favorable patient outcomes, reduce medical costs, and improve quality of life. This research focus encourages use of tools such as mass spectrometry and chromatographic techniques, and the development of novel sample treatment schemes aimed at advancing quantitative methods and harmonizing measurements approaches. The opportunity also includes the application and analysis of developed techniques to established clinical sample sets.

Keywords:
thyrotropin; thyroid stimulating hormone; gonadotropin; mass spectrometry; liquid chromatography; protein hormones; peptide hormones; quantification; clinical assays; endocrine

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,030.00 $3,000.00
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