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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Mass Spectrometry in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310668

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Biological Sciences

Group: Integrative Omics

Job Description

The Integrative Omics research group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has an exciting postdoctoral researcher position available for the development and implementation of advanced mass spectrometry-based proteomics and metabolomics capabilities. This position involves the development of automated methods and advanced instrumentation for system biology research. Efforts include the development and application of advanced ion mobility mass spectrometry technologies for the identification and quantification of peptides/proteins and/or metabolites from small samples of biological tissues, cells, and fluids. The candidate is expected to develop multi-dimensional ultra-high resolution gas phase separation instrumentation and methods, atmospheric and elevated pressure interfaces to be coupled to an ion mobility spectrometer, ion trapping and selection approaches that provide greatly improved separation peak capacity, limit of detection, and dynamic range to address previously intractable biological applications. We offer a very competitive benefits and great environment for innovation and career growth.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical Expertise: Specific skills of interest include experience in one or more of the following areas: multi-dimensional separations, Ion mobility spectrometry approaches that provide greatly improved separation peak capacity, limit of detection, and dynamic range.

  • Breadth of relevant technical knowledge in mass spectrometry.

  • Experience with SIMION is a plus.

  • Good writing skills.

  • Self-motivated and excellent communicator.

Ph.D. in Chemistry (Analytical, Biochemistry, or related fields)

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

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Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Integrative Omics

Opening Date: 2020-06-23

Closing Date: 2020-07-23