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Vacancy:   U.S. FDA: PostDoc 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.
Research Chemist
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Office of Regulatory Science U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Phone: 240-402-5026 | Office: 2E-012 |

E-Mail: Patrick.Gray@fda.hhs.gov
Homepage: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/74055

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