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Staff Scientist Position in TGB (Vacancy #NIA-IRP-19-14)

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health 

National Institute on Aging

Intramural Research Program


Staff Scientist


The National Institute on Aging (NIA), Intramural Research Program (IRP), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a Staff Scientist 1 in the Longitudinal Studies Section (LSS) of the Translational Gerontology Branch (TGB) in Baltimore, MD.  The overall research goal of the LSS is to focus on mechanisms underlying heterogeneity in human health and function with aging, including molecular, cellular, physiologic, and behavioral factors.  In addition to the longitudinal studies of aging, including the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA) and Genetic and Epigenetic Signatures of Translational Aging (GESTALT), the Section also carries out smaller human studies of mechanisms and collaborates with other laboratories to pursue translational aging research across species.


The Staff Scientist 1 will participate in the design of experiments that require Proteomic measures, including liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) and other techniques for targeted and untargeted Proteomics.  The incumbent should be able to process different types of samples, both fluid and tissue, for Proteomic analysis.  This includes performing quality control and using different types of proteases for digestion.  The Staff Scientist must possess experience with quantitative analysis methods, such as Tandem Mass Tag (TMT).  Additionally, the incumbent should have a profound knowledge of the technological aspects of performing Proteomic analysis.  This includes technical knowledge of MS equipment; he or she should have the ability to maintain the equipment, check reliability, and troubleshoot when necessary.  The incumbent will have experience with the major software programs for Proteomic analysis, including targeted and discovery Proteomics, and with writing technical reports on Proteomic analysis and methodological sections of scientific papers.


The successful individual must have a Ph.D. degree in Physiology, Mass Spectrometry, or similar fields.  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; Office of the Scientific Director; Vacancy #NIA-IRP-19-14; 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 the Vacancy # NIA-IRP-19-14 and be received on or before

September 28, 2019 for consideration.


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Angela Prazak

Staff Assistant

Office of the Scientific Director

National Institute on Aging, NIH

Biomedical Research Center

251 Bayview Boulevard, Suite 100, Room 04C230

Baltimore, Maryland 21224

Phone:  (410) 558-8073

Cell:  (410) 412-4227

Fax:  (410) 558-8137