Post Doctoral Associate(s) - Analytical Chemists in Environmental Toxicology

Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

Job posting number: #7056778 (Ref:328946)

Posted: April 4, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Robert Turesky, PhD, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota and Masonic Cancer Center Endowed Chair in Cancer Causation is recruiting for several NIH-funded postdoctoral scientists for two different role-types in his laboratory.

-Role 1: Experienced analytical mass spectrometrists -- sought to develop and validate biomarkers of exposures to environmental and dietary carcinogens, and their DNA adducts in cells and human tissues. The research requires derivatization chemistry for tagging biomarkers to enhance analyte detection by LC/MS or GC/MS and mass spectrometric characterization of biomarkers in complex biological matrices.

Candidates are expected to work semi- independently in LC/MS development and validation of DNA adduct biomarkers employing triple quadrupole, ion trap and high resolution MS instruments, and GC/MS to measure volatile toxicants in tobacco smoke.

REQUIRED: A PhD with research in Bioanalytical Chemistry employing LC/MS or GC/MS. The candidate must have a strong training in analytical chemistry and chemical derivatization and LC/MS or GC/MS experience. Hands-on-training in LC/MS of biomolecules, sample preparation and workup are required. Experiences in qualitative and quantitative analysis of biomarkers, trace-level analysis of biomolecules in vivo, and cell culture experience are preferred.

-Role 2: Post-doctoral researchers sought for exposomic and metabolomic studies on chemicals in the environment and diet that contribute to bladder and prostate cancer. We are seeking bioanalytical mass spectrometrists with experience in metabolomics and chemometrics to define non-genotoxic mechanisms that chemicals in tobacco smoke and cooked meat diet impact bladder and prostate cell homeostatis.

REQUIRED: PhD with research in Bioanalytical Chemistry employing LC/MS with exposomics and metabolomics approaches, and data analysis with chemometrics are required for this postion. Training in cell culture work is preferred.

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Job posting number:#7056778 (Ref:328946)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
United States
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