Research Scientist

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Chemistry

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 02-07-2013

Posting Summary:
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia invites candidates, excited for the opportunity to work in a dynamic and collaborative research environment, to apply for a Research Scientist position. The incumbent will perform research for the further development of front-end electron transfer dissociation mass spectrometry instrumentation as well as for development of instrument control software to enable efficient use of front-end electron transfer dissociation. The incumbent will develop methods for the application of electron transfer dissociation to the challenges associated with de novo sequence analysis of intact proteins. The incumbent will also be responsible for the development of reagents and methods that facilitate charge enhancement of peptides and proteins in the gas phase.

Completion of the Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a related discipline is required. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills, extensive programming skills, detailed understanding of instrument control language for orbitrap instrumentation, and at least five years of experience working with (a) electron transfer dissociation, high resolution mass spectrometry, (b) synthetic organic chemistry and (c) approaches for de novo sequence analysis of proteins and class I MHC peptides. Renewal of this appointment is contingent upon satisfactory performance and the continued availability of research funds. Candidates with demonstrated relevant laboratory skills are preferred.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA ( and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references with whom you have worked directly; search on posting number 0611448.

Review of applications will begin February 28, 2013; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Dr. Donald Hunt (

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to:
Valerie Dudding (

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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