Washington University of St. Louis Chemistry in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Essential Functions

Postdoctoral/Staff Scientist Positions available in the NIH Research Resource for Mass Spectrometry at Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Chemistry (ML Gross, PI).

Postdoctoral/Staff Scientist opportunities are available for a PhD scientist to develop and apply mass spectrometry in protein biophysics and structural proteomics. The scientist will develop and apply methods in Fast Photochemical Oxidation of Proteins (FPOP), H/D amide exchange, and other protein footprinting as well as in native mass spectrometry. The research will consist of both method development and application, particularly in the area of viral proteins. The work is supported by the NIH.

This position is funded in full for a period of up to 2 years with opportunity for additional funding for additional years. Washington University's School of Medicine, as one of the best in the world, provides ample opportunities for advancing MS-based structural methods in virus studies. There is also the opportunity to work with biotechnology companies to gain invaluable experience in that area.

The laboratory is staffed by 6 permanent scientists, 8 PhD students, and 7 postdoctoral students/staff scientists. Instruments include two Thermo QE orbitrap hybrid instruments, a 12 T Bruker Fourier transform ICR mass spectrometer, a Bruker MaXis High Performance QToF, a Thermo Orbitrap, a Thermo LTQ-FT ICR (7 T), and high m/zmeasurements with the new Thermo EMR, a Waters Synapt G2, a modified FTICR (7 T), and a reconditioned Waters QToF.

Required Qualifications

The candidate should have a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Biophysics and have experience in mass spectrometry and protein science.

Salary Range

The minimum salary is $48,000 per year.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions

Send application and CV and arrange three electronic reference letters to Michael L Gross, mgross@wustl.edu.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Chemistry - 37977

Job ID: 37977

Location: Danforth - Main Campus

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular