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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Hormone Pathway Discovery using -OmicsTechnology


Material Measurement Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division

RO# Location
50.64.63.C0018 Charleston, SC

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Ashley S. P. Boggs 843-460-9789


This opportunity focuses on the development and implementation of liquid chromatography mass spectrometry methods for the quantitation of hormones in biological matrices. Hormones are essential for major developmental and reproductive processes. Because hormones are highly similar in structure and found at nanomolar concentrations, identification and quantitation are difficult. In this position, fellows would be tasked with developing advanced methods for the measurement of steroid, thyroid, or peptide hormones, and applying them to biological sample sets. Projects could include analysis of the effects of contaminants or other exposures on endocrinology, basic endocrinology, or untargeted compound discovery.



Boggs ASP, Schock TB, Schwacke LH, Galligan TM, Morey JS, McFee WE, Kucklick JR: Rapid and reliable steroid hormone profiling in Tursiops truncatus blubber using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (Accepted June 2017) 2017

Boggs ASP, Bowden JA, Galligan TM, Guillette LJ Jr, Kucklick JR: Development of a Multi-class Steroid Hormone Screening Method using Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 408: 4179-4190, 2016

Boggs ASP, Hamlin HJ, Nifong JC, Kassim BL, Lowers RH, Galligan TM, Long SE, Guillette LJ Jr: Urinary iodine and stable isotope analysis to examine habitat influences on thyroid hormones among coastal dwelling American alligators. General and Comparative Endocrinology 226: 5-13, 2016


Steroid; Thyroid; Biology; Endocrinology; Endocrine Disruption; LC-MS/MS; High Resolution MS; Untargeted omics;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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