The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) in College Park, Maryland seeks to hire post-doctoral fellows to participate in our food safety research program. The Office of Regulatory Science (ORS) within CFSAN conducts laboratory investigations in a variety of research areas which include, but are not limited to, food additives, allergens, protein toxins, bacterial identification, plant incorporated protectants, nanomaterials, free radical formation, seafood toxins, species identification, economic adulteration, non-targeted analysis, and industrial contaminants in CFSAN-regulated food, packaging and cosmetic products. Candidates with a background in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply: mass spectrometry, non-targeted analysis using HR-MS, spectroscopy (IR, Raman, and/or NMR), total organic fluorine, antibody-based analyses, and elemental analysis.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field. Job responsibilities can include, but are not limited to, (1) adapting, developing, and/or validating quantitative analytical methods for the determination of a variety of compounds in foods, packaging, and cosmetics, (2) operating and maintaining highly complex and specialized scientific instrumentation, (3) writing reports, scientific papers, and scientific publications, and (4) participation at scientific conferences and meetings.
The start date is negotiable. If interested, please email your CV to ORS-DACfirstname.lastname@example.org.