Postdoc Position in Development of NMR Applications to Biopharmaceutical Product and Process Characterization

There is an immediate opening to apply for an NRC post‐doctoral researcher fellowship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop high-resolution NMR higher order structure (HOS) characterization tools for the biopharmaceutical industry.

In the past decade, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) has grown from an emerging method with promise to improve the structural characterization of biotherapeutics to mature method seeing increased adoption by the industry. In that time a number of different NMR approaches have been proposed and developed for such characterization, including 1D 1H-based methods as well as 2D, 1H-13C methyl correlated methods. This project will continue the development and validation of product and process analytical measurements using NMR as a multi-modal platform in combination with chemometric tools such as multivariate processing by Principal Component Analysis (PCA). The post-doc will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with biopharmaceutical scientists at leading industry companies.

Candidates with recent PhD degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field< are encouraged to apply. A strong background in NMR spectroscopy is preferred, and experience with protein biochemistry and biophysics would be advantageous. Interested applicants must have US citizenship, since the successful candidate will be a US federal govt. employee.

Salary and benefits: At a salary of $72,750/ year, the NRC fellowship is funded for an initial period of two years; renewal will be granted at the end of each year based on satisfactory performance. For benefits information see http://www.nist.gov/ohrm/benefits/index.cfm

Please send a CV, cover letter and contact information for at least three references to: luke.arbogast@nist.gov