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Position Number: 00103571
Essential Job Duties: The Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) at North Carolina State University is seeking an exceptional postdoctoral research scholar to conduct mass spectrometry/proteomic analyses of vertebrate fossils. During the tenure of this three year funded position, the successful candidate will bring to this position a thorough knowledge of mass spectrometry analytical techniques, including the ability to develop methods pertinent to the analyses of modified molecular components of low abundance. The postdoctoral research scholar will be expected to develop methods to account for co-eluting compounds contributing to ion suppression. In addition, the scholar should be familiar with various proteomic methods, including de novo sequencing, to identify compounds not present in current databases. The scholar must also be prepared to advise and work with PHD students that are incorporating mass spectrometry methods in their thesis projects.
Department Required Skills : Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in protein chemistry, analytical chemistry, or mass spectrometry. Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: The successful candidate should show potential for working with others on this strongly multidisciplinary project, and be creative in incorporating a multitude of analytical techniques to bring to bear on the identification of organics retained in the matrices of vertebrate fossil remains. There will be opportunities to teach and mentor students.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
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