|Vacancy: || U.S. FDA: PostDoc with experience in single particle ICP-MS|
Posting date: 02.01.2020
|Type: || Postdoctoral fellowships |
The US Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (College Park, Md) seeks a postdoctoral analytical chemist with experience in single particle ICP-MS.
The candidate's responsibilities include
development and validation of a method to detect and characterize nanoparticles
in foods, dietary supplements and cosmetics. A doctorate in analytical
chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry or related fields, with a strong background
and interest in elemental analysis, is required.Candidates should be experienced with
plasma-based analytical techniques. Training or experience in analytical method
development for complex matrices such as environmental and food samples,
including extraction, digestion is required. Experience with nanomaterials,
especially sp-ICP-MS, is also highly desirable. Candidates must have resided in
the U.S. for 3 of the past 4 years. This position has been funded for 2 years
(through 2021) with up to 5 years funding available as needed.
College Park, Md is part of
the Washington, D.C. metro region. The lab is a well-equipped elemental analysis facility.
Instrumentation includes:Thermo Element
2 ICP-SF-MS, Agilent ICP-MS (7700, 7900) and ICP-QQQ (8800, 8900), Perkin Elmer
NexION 350d ICP-MS, Thermo iCAP-Q ICP-MS, ICP-OES (purchase funded for 2020),
multiple HPLC systems, ED-XRF, ion chromatography and a NWR ArF 193 laser
ablation system.Digestion equipment
includes CEM Mars 5, Milestone UltraClave and Milestone UltraWave units.
Details of the position can be found at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/74055. Interested applicants can apply at the UMD link.
Further information can be obtained from:
Patrick J. Gray, Ph.D.
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Office of
Regulatory Science U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Phone: 240-402-5026 | Office: 2E-012 |