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Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA, United States
30+ days ago
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, United States
30+ days ago


Interested in advancing biomedical research with omic mass spectrometry?  The Ottens Research Group at Virginia Commonwealth University ( is looking for savvy post-doctoral scholars to embark on grant funded projects involving non-targeted proteomic and peptidomics mass spectrometry.  Our science leverages these approaches for discovery-based research into molecular mechanisms of brain injury as a consequence of toxicological and traumatic injuries. Particularly, one project focuses on outcomes of wildefire smoke exposure on systemic and neurological disease while the other involves the development of peptide biomarker models for characterizing secondary sequalae of traumatic brain injury. The opportunity provides skill development in non-targeted quantitative mass spectrometry in a direct-application environment where you will gain an appreciation of how to move from big-data through informatic interrogation and onto neurobiological interpretation.  Moreover, the research provides the opportunity to learn broader skills in biomedical study design, modeling, working with clinical samples and targeted analytical approaches (e.g., microscopy and other immunochemical approaches). Additionally, the opportunity provide for career training in writing, project management, and team leadership. Ours is a close-knit, high-energy laboratory with active PI mentorship at a prominent biomedical research university.

The opportunity compensates scholars at the NIH postdoctoral salary along with full health insurance and vacation benefits. Virginia Commonwealth University is a major research institution with $330 million in annual funded activity. Neuroscience is one of three major research focuses of the institution, with a wide diversity of activity and expertise available ( VCU is located in Richmond, VA, an affordable city that is attractive to young professionals with ample nearby loft apartments and a vibrant cultural and outdoors scene. Geographically, Richmond is located within two hours of the Shenandoah Mountains, the Atlantic coast, and Washington DC.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to The PI is also available to meet at ASMS 2021 in Philadelphia.


The candidate should have recently completed Ph.D. studies with particular experience in proteomic mass spectrometry (LC/MSMS). Strong interpersonal, organizational and writing skills are needed, along with the ability to design, troubleshoot, and execute mass spectrometric experimentation. Strengths in statistical and informatic analysis as well as scripting are encouraged. Successful candidates will have demonstrated excellence in research during their predoctoral / postdoctoral studies.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59480370
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia, United States
  • Position Title: Postdoctoral Opportunity for Omic Mass Spectrometry Research In Neuroscience
  • Company Name: Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Practice Setting: Bio-analysis,Bioinformatics,Electrospray Ionization,HPLC,LC-MS,Peptide Sequencing,Proteomics,Quantitation
  • Job Function: Computer Applications,
    Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: 1
  • Min Experience: None
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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