Research Associate in Chemistry

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-07-23
Req: R0008620

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia invites candidates who wish to work in the research group of Professor Donald F Hunt as a Research Associate for the 4-month period, September 1 – December 31, 2019.

The incumbent will perform research to develop a collection of mass spectrometry technologies that will make it possible to read the complete amino acid sequence of proteins (forwards and backwards) on a chromatographic time scale at the femtomole level and to also characterize multiple posttranslational modifications that exist on the same protein molecule and together regulate its biological activity.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a related discipline is required by the start date. Also required is three or more years of research experience on the development of new reagents for electron transfer dissociation (ETD) and IIPT (ion-ion proton transfer) techniques on Thermo Scientific mass spectrometers.  Also required is at least three years of research experience to optimize wave forms and reagents for parallel ion parking (PIP) technology.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Apply online at  and attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on August 2, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled. 

For questions regarding this position, please contact Donald Hunt, Professor, at [email protected]

For questions about the application process, please contact Richard Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at [email protected]

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 7/25/2019
Application Due: 8/28/2019
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