Research Associate, Chemistry (Mass Spectrometry)

Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
$45,000 - $50,000
January 24 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Lab Manager

Research Associate, Chemistry (Mass Spectrometry)

Position Summary:  The Indiana University Mass Spectrometry Facility is seeking a PhD-level Research Associate to oversee operations in its departmental shared-resource laboratory.  Duties would include assisting full-time associate in maintaining GC-MX, LC-MS, and MALDI-TOF instrumentation, training researchers to use MSF equipment, and assisting clients in developing MS-based analytical methods.  Former director of facility is available for mentoring and consultation during the appointment.  More information about the facility including its instrumentation and capabilities can be found at  The initial appointment for this position will be for 12 months.  Promotion in the non-tenured Scientist ranks available based on performance.  A competitive salary and benefits package (health insurance, 403b plan, etc.) will be offered.

Basic Qualifications:  Candidates are required to have a PhD in analytical chemistry, organic chemistry biochemistry, or any related discipline.  Experience using and/or maintaining modern GC-MS or LC-MS equipment is essential to succeed in this position.  H-1B sponsorship is not available for this position.

Department Contact:  Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to:  Dr. Jonathan A. Karty, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, 800 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN or Prof. Lane A. Baker,

Additional Qualifications:  Research experience in small molecule characterization and quantification is desirable.  The ideal candidate should have experience working with multi-disciplinary teams and be able to communicate well with individuals of limited experience with mass spectrometry.  Experience in metabolomics (LC-MS-MS or GC-MS) is highly desired.  Experience diagnosing problems with analytical instrumentation is also helpful.

Special Instruction:  Interested candidates must send a cover letter, curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and three references to  Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.  For best consideration please apply before April 1, 2019.

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

Indian University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Expected Start Date:  05/15/2019