Robert J. Turesky Laboratory

Job Opening

Position 1: Job Opening Number: 328946 (Post-Doctoral Associate- Analytical Chemist in Enviormental Toxicology)

A post-doctoral position is available for an experienced analytical mass spectrometrist 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. The candidate is 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.

A Ph.D. with research in Bioanalytical Chemistry employing LC/MS or GC/MS is required. 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.

Position 2: Job Opening Number: 331104 (Post- Doctoral Assoicate- Analytical Chemist)

A post-doctoral position is available for exposomic and metabolomic studies on chemicals in the environment and diet that contribute to bladder and prostate cancer. We are seeking a bioanalytical mass spectrometrist 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

A Ph.D. 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.

Interested individuals should apply online by going to https://www.umn.edu/ohr/employment and searching for job opening numbers. Please upload a cover letter, CV and contact information for references.

Our research interest is the biochemical toxicology of dietary and environmental genotoxicants, as well as endogenous electrophiles that damage protein and DNA.

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