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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Chemistry - 49652 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”.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Chemistry. This position is for the Danforth Campus.

Essential Functions

Two postdoctoral scientist positions are available in the NIH Research Resource for Mass Spectrometry at Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Chemistry (ML Gross, PI).

Opportunities are available immediately for Ph.D. scientists to develop and apply mass spectrometry in protein biophysics and structural proteomics of membrane proteins. The scientists will develop and apply methods in Fast Photochemical Oxidation of Proteins (FPOP), H/D amide exchange, other protein footprinting, native MS, and ion mobility. The research is both method development and application.

This position is funded in full by NIH and the American Heart Association with the opportunity for funding for additional years. The research is in collaboration with Professor Weikai Li, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at the Washington University School of Medicine, one of the best in the world. The position provides ample opportunities for advancing MS-based structural methods in membrane proteins, a frontier area in structural biology, and to learn protein expression and purification as needed.

The laboratory is staffed by three permanent scientists, four Ph.D. students, and six 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, two new Bruker MaXis QToFs with a Leap Robot for HDX, a Thermo Orbitrap, a Thermo LTQ-FT ICR (7 T), a Thermo EMR for native MS, a Waters Synapt G2, and a modified FTICR (7 T).

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or biophysics.
  • Experience in mass spectrometry and protein science.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest 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 - 49652

Job ID: 49652

Location: Danforth - Main Campus

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular