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Research Scientist

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Posting Details


Job Description Summary:

In the Rapid Threat Assessment Program, DARPA awarded a cooperative agreement for our proposal entitled “New Tools for Comparative Systems Biology of Threat Agent Action Mechanisms.” The project requires hiring a Research Scientist to develop laser ablation electrospray ionization (LAESI) mass spectrometry protocols and robotic workflows, and to utilize LAESI with ion mobility separation for metabolomics. The Research Scientist will:

• Independently conduct active laboratory research by designing and evaluating experiments

• Develop new ideas, techniques and methodologies

• Maintain accurate records of research findings and

• Analyze the results.

All required additional documents needed to successfully apply are listed in the Applicant Documents section of this posting.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a master’s degree/PhD and at least 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area, to include at least 2 years of research and/or college level teaching in a field basic to the work to be performed.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:

A PhD is preferred but not required.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS)
Family Research and Labs
Sub-Family Field Research
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 4
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday
Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.
Telework: No
Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: S005042
Job Open Date: 11/03/2015
Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: 11/03/2015
Background Screening
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions

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Documents needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents