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Staff Scientist 1 (Facility Head) - Proteomics

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

National Institute on Aging

Intramural Research Program


Staff Scientist 1 (Facility Head) - Proteomics


The National Institute on Aging (NIA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a Staff Scientist/Facility Head in the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation (LCI) to oversee proteomic requirements within the NIA Intramural Research Program (IRP), located in Baltimore, MD.  The Laboratory/Branches within the NIA IRP carry out basic and clinical biological research with an emphasis on aging phenotypes.  The incumbent will report directly to the Laboratory Chief. 


The individual must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) in Analytical Chemistry or related fields, with significant experience in analytical chemistry.  Applicants must have strong documentation of prior research experience and skills.  The incumbent will be expected to work independently, but also form collaborations with multiple NIA laboratories.  The individual will have the opportunity for significant interactions and collaborations with Investigators, Staff Scientists, and Staff Clinicians at the NIA to provide guidance for projects including providing input to clinical scientists/physicians working in human subjects.  In the laboratory, the incumbent will carry out mass spectrometry-based analysis of cell culture and in vivo-derived protein samples to quantify known peptides and identify novel proteins and biomarkers.  Candidates must have experience with all aspects of mass spectrometry analysis including sample preparation, peptide separation methods, AQUA peptide-based quantification, and data analysis and interpretation.  Specific experience with Thermo Scientific Orbitrap-based mass spectrometry systems and analysis is essential.  Additional experience with discovery-based proteomics will be considered favorably.


Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.  A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life, and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available.  All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct.  Additional information regarding the NIA IRP is available at the following website:


To apply: Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Angela Prazak, Intramural Program Specialist; Office of the Scientific Director; Vacancy #NIA-IRP-20-14; National Institute on Aging, Biomedical Research Center, 251 Bayview Boulevard, Suite 100, Room 04C230, Baltimore, MD 21224 or email:  Applications, including letters of recommendation, must reference Vacancy #NIA-IRP-20-14 for consideration.  The first round of reviews is expected to occur on or about May 29, 2020; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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