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Postdoctoral fellow in iPSC, proteomics, and cardiovascular research
edward lau 2020-10-21

Research Opportunity:
Interested in applying your Skyline and mass spec experience to human induced pluripotent stem cell research? We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to join our team at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. We are interested in examining protein homeostasis and cellular communication using large-scale sequencing, targeted mass spectrometry, and related technologies. Some of our prior work includes methods to quantify protein turnover ( and identify protein alternative isoforms ( We are now developing companion strategies that are applicable to questions in cell biology and cardiovascular research. Please visit our website at for details.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent in biochemistry, cell biology, or related scientific fields from an accredited institution.
Minimum of 3 years of active research experience in the life sciences in an academic environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Prior experience with experiments and data analysis related to next-generation sequencing and/or mass spectrometry approaches.
Prior experience with cell culture models including human induced pluripotent stem cell models as applied toward basic biomedical research.

Please apply here:
Include a cover letter, CV, and contact info of 3 references.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services. Funding for this position is guaranteed for one year. Continuation of employment thereafter is subject to annual performance review and mutual interest.

Diversity and Equity:
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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Multi-Omics and Machine learning
jmeyer 2020-10-17

The Meyer lab in the Biochemistry Department at the Medical College of Wisconsin is seeking a postdoctoral scholar with experience or interest in mass spectrometry, proteomics, metabolomics, machine learning, bioinformatics, or related areas.

The long-term goal of the Meyer lab is to predict molecular and phenotypic behavior of biology using computational models trained with large-scale omics data. Ongoing projects relate to drug discovery, basic understanding of metabolism, and personalized patient diagnosis. New technology we develop is motivated by the need for cures and diagnostics for neurological diseases and cancer.

The successful candidate will have exclusive access to a new Orbitrap Exploris 240 mass spectrometer with FAIMS Pro.

Competitive candidates will have experience in at least one of the following areas:

  1. data analysis with python and/or R
  2. mammalian tissue culture
  3. bacterial/yeast culture
  4. sample preparation for mass spectrometry
  5. experience operating liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) instruments,
  6. machine learning with scikit-learn (sklearn), keras/tensorflow, pytorch, fastai
  7. website building and maintenance

Please check out our website for more information about previous publications and ongoing projects:

Interested candidates please apply here:

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Senior Scientist, Proteomics Mass Spectrometry (Protein Sciences) - Merck Research Laboratories - SSF, CA
daniela.tomazela 2020-09-24

Our Research Laboratories is seeking to recruit an experienced mass spectrometry scientist with broad experience in Proteomics applications to join the Protein Sciences Department in South San Francisco, CA.

The position will be hands-on at the bench and will report to the mass spectrometry group leader.

Design and perform proteomics-based experiments, including phospho-proteomics, labeled and label-free differential protein expression, and targeted protein quantification.
Sample preparation for proteomics analysis including protein extraction, immunoprecipitation, proteolytic digestion, and sample clean-up prior to MS analysis.
Perform analytical routines for Tandem liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LCMSMS) systems maintenance, including calibration, system suitability, and troubleshooting.
Strong communication & interpersonal skills.

Education Minimum Requirement:
PhD in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Analytical Chemistry or a related field, with a minimum of 3 years relevant postdoctoral or pharmaceutical/biotechnology experience.

Required Experience and Skills:
Knowledge and direct experience with state - of - the - art technologies and methods for mass spectrometry-based proteomics, including Thermo Orbitrap mass spectrometers.
Proficiency in quantitative proteomics techniques SILAC, Tandem Mass Tag (TMT), label-free quantification approaches and peptide fragmentation methods.
Proficiency in using Proteome Discoverer, Peaks, Genedata, MaxQuant, Skyline, and other DB search engine tools.

Preferred Experience and Skills:
Biologics characterization using mass spectrometric methods (PTMs/glycosylation, intact and subunit mass analysis).
Understanding and working knowledge of various analytical methods for protein characterization such as SEC, IEX, RP – HPLC, CE-SDS.

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Who we are …
Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …
In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.


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Postdoc in chromatin biology, proteomics and innovative cell culture models
Simone Sidoli 2020-08-18

The Sidoli lab is looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our team at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York). We have exciting projects using state-of-the-art mass spectrometry, innovative cell culture models and unusual sample collecting methods (e.g. breath biopsies) to investigate chromatin state in health and disease.

Chromatin is DNA organized in a 3D structure mainly folded around proteins named histones. Maintaining a fine-tuned chromatin compaction is critical, as genomic instability leads to uncontrolled cell proliferation (cancer), less efficient DNA repair (aging), transcription of undesired genes and non-coding RNAs (viral infection) and many other phenomena. In most known disorders, chromatin instability is at the basis of reduced fitness.

We are specifically looking for a candidate with background in cell biology who can work with us in identifying proteins regulating chromatin accessibility. Experience in proteomics or other -omics disciplines is also preferred. Our cell lab works with CelVivo technology, for which we are the United States Center of Excellence: We are also members of the Einstein Cancer Center, the Nathan Shock Center for Aging Biology and the Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY Center for AIDS Research. Our community of scientists and doctors is where our technology plays a fundamental contribute to basic and health sciences.

Candidates should submit a short personal statement detailing their research interests and qualifications, and a CV (including a list of individuals who can provide references) by email to Simone Sidoli (

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Associate Scientist/Scientist multi-omic informatics
auger 2020-08-12

We are currently seeking an individual to fill the role of multi-omic data analysis within our Metabolomic, Lipidomic, and Proteomic groups.

Please apply through the following link:


-Evaluate and improve data workflows; implement new/updated tools to evolve methods for enhanced data and results visualization, biochemical pathway integration, and dissemination to projects and teams
-Build upon existing tools to create more seamless integration of multi-omic data; improve data utilization by teams to more efficiently reduce knowledge gaps around complex biology and biochemical pathways
-Leverage internal and external resources to provide a framework for more efficient data analysis and more comprehensive data evaluation


-PhD degree in a relevant scientific discipline, or BS/MS degree with 8+ years experience in a bioinformatic role supporting discovery and quantitative metabolomic or proteomic analyses
-Familiarity with proteomics/metabolomics raw data processing, interpretation, and visualization
-Excellent critical thinking and scientific skills, and a demonstrated ability to build, interpret, and clearly communicate complex data and results
-Highly proficient in Python, R or other relevant programming languages
-Working knowledge of Skyline, Panorama, and Labkey platforms
-Working knowledge of XML and SQL database implementation and curation
-Ability to perform and disseminate pathway analysis and network analysis as they relate to relevant biology
-Ability to work effectively and collaboratively on cross-functional project teams
-Excellent oral, presentation, and written communication skills

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Biogen Biomarkers - Quantitative Proteomics position
omar mabrouk 2020-07-08

Associate Scientist II/III – Fluid Biomarker Assay Development
*Job Description
The Biomarkers group (Section of Clinical Sciences) is seeking a creative and collaborative lab-based scientist engaged in targeted proteomics for the detection of proteins and metabolites in different biological matrices (including plasma, serum, CSF, urine, tissues) to support early clinical stage programs. The successful candidate will be capable of multitasking and effective planning to consistently meet deadlines.
• Targeted protein biomarker assay development using state of the art liquid-chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) platforms including nano-LC, orbitrap (Q-Exactive, Q-Exactive +, Q-Exactive HF/HFX, Fusion) and UPLC-QQQ MS (AB Sciex)
 Sample preparation (tissues and cell lysates) for protein quantification
 Biotinylation and various bead-antibody conjugation techniques
 Identification and selection of antibodies for immunoprecipitation prior to LC-MS analysis
 Identification of novel techniques and strategies to enhance assay sensitivity
 Fit for purpose qualification of protein and small molecule LC-MS assays
 LC-MS instrumentation troubleshooting
• Point of contact with Contract Research Organizations
 Work with CRO partners to oversee biomarker assay implementation including assay interpretation
• Timely recording keeping and data entry into Electronic Lab Notebook
• Prepare, review, and deliver scientific presentations for internal/external use

  1. Proven experience with LC-MS instrumentation is required with experience in targeted and global proteomic profiling.
  2. Preference will be given to candidates with hands on experience in developing and qualifying high resolution (Orbitrap) LC-MS assays, including immunoprecipitation LC-MS for the detection of proteins in biological samples
  3. Expertise using Skyline and familiarity with Thermo Xcalibur, Proteome Discoverer, AB Sciex Analyst
  4. Excellent assay troubleshooting skills
  5. Familiarity with neuroscience, including knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases (AD, PD, ALS) is considered a plus but not required
  6. Experience in or willingness to learn classic immunoassay based assays (ELISA)
  7. Demonstrated track record of providing support activities for multiple research projects
  8. Solid work ethic and demonstrated record of productivity such as participating in peer reviewed publications or scientific poster presentations
    • BS with >3 years experience or MS with >1 year experience in relevant scientific area

contact me directly at if you may be interested

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Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH - Scientist Immunopeptidomics/ Proteomics (all genders welcome)
Christoph S 2020-06-23

Scientist Immunopeptidomics/ Proteomics (all genders welcome)
to support our team in the research and development of innovative immunotherapeutic products. You will work in Tuebingen (Germany) in an interdisciplinary environment with colleagues from all research and preclinical/ clinical development departments. Your analytical reasoning and action-oriented style as well as your organization and communication skills will contribute to the team’s success.

The job profile is focused on the characterization and validation of novel HLA presented targets, which will involve but is not limited to the following tasks:
Characterization of HLA presented peptides using Immatics’ proprietary absolute quantitation technology (AbsQuantTM) to identify and validate the best targets for clinical development
Contribution to the elucidation of the biological mechanisms of novel cryptic targets using (targeted) proteomics analysis together with various Omics datasets integrated in Immatics’ XPRESIDENT® target discovery and validation platform
Coordination and project management of target characterization activities involving stakeholders from different departments and disciplines
Development of new strategies and methodologies for target characterization using a diverse set of protein chemistry and mass spectrometry techniques

Your profile
You hold a PhD degree in Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacy or have been comparably educated and proven your scientific excellence and your ability to account for complex projects, preferentially with a track record in proteomics or immunopeptidomics. You are familiar with mass spectrometry data analysis and ideally have already gathered experience with targeted methodologies (such as SRM, MRM or PRM) and data independent acquisition. You show a high motivation to translate your scientific findings into clinical development and application. Preferably, you also have previous experience in large-scale data analysis and have already worked with relational databases. You take careful processing and documentation of your results for granted. Your scientific excellence, extraordinary analytical competence and communication skills enable you to successfully contribute to projects as part of a team and to present your work internally or to external partners from the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.

We expect a high degree of independent working, analytical reasoning and excellent communication skills in English. You embrace rapidly changing requirements with an open mind and show a high degree of flexibility in an environment which is marked by a constant striving for excellence. Your motivation is driven by your passion for innovation and science. You approach tasks in a structured, reliable and foresighted manner, combined with an elevated level of individual responsibility, enthusiasm and strong social skills.

What we offer
We are a committed and inspired team and cherish the collegial, highly motivated and family-friendly atmosphere within Immatics. Our culture allows for a high level of originality, independent thinking and initiative. We believe in supporting our employees’ professional and social skills: We enable them to join conferences and trainings as well as to enjoy our Immatics benefits – e.g. job bike, job ticket, Health Programs, childcare benefits, relocation allowance, Company summer and winter events.

If you’re interested in working for Immatics, please apply online and provide your application documents along with the relevant credentials and certificates. Mrs Annemarie Selbenbacher will answer initial questions at +49 89 125 03 98 33 (landline number Germany). Coredi Recruiting GmbH (Mrs Annemarie Selbenbacher) advises Immatics on this job posting.

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Postdoctoral and Associate Positions in Signal Transduction Proteomics
benmajor 2020-01-28

Postdoctoral and research associate positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Ben Major at Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine. We use protein mass spectrometry, functional genomics and chemical screens to study signal transduction in cancer. In addition to broad interests in kinases and ubiquitin ligases, our research focuses on the WNT/b-catenin pathway and the KEAP1/NRF2 oxidative stress response pathway. Mass spectrometry is central to our research and for this the lab maintains an Eclipse-ETD Orbitrap mass spectrometer. The Major laboratory recently moved from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to Washington University in St. Louis. The new lab space is fully renovated and houses new instrumentation for cancer research, cell biology and multi-OMIC screening. The Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, Otolaryngology and the Siteman Comprehensive Cancer Center provide an exceptionally supportive, collaborative and comprehensive training and research environment.

For further details please see our website:

Postdocs and Research Associates will identify, develop and drive independent research projects that broadly relate to the following research areas:

  1. KEAP1/NRF2 oxidative stress response pathway in lung cancer, head and neck cancer and esophageal cancer. Topics include: pathway mechanics, ubiquitylation, protein-protein interaction and proximity networks, phospho-proteomics, functional genomic screening, drug discovery, mouse models and clinical trials. Structural biology of cancer-derived mutations in KEAP1. Proteogenomics and informatics of KEAP1/NRF2 signaling in clinical samples.

  2. WNT signaling pathway in pancreas and lung cancer. Basic pathway mechanics of the destruction complex, signalosome and enhanceosome. Time-resolved protein-proximity networks and phospho-proteomics. Proteogenomics and informatic correlations in cancer.

  3. Understudied kinases and ubiquitin ligases altered in human disease. Protein-protein interaction and proximity networks. Crispr-A and Crispr-I genetic screens. ORF screens. Phospho-proteomics. Kinase enrichment mass spectrometry. E3 substrate identification.

Prior experience, achievements and letters of recommendation that clearly articulate scientific devotion, drive and curiosity will benefit the applicant. A record of accomplishment of leading projects to completion and publication in peer-reviewed journals is required.

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Major (

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Proteomics Scientist / Senior Scientist position at San Diego biotech
gabe 2020-01-20

Vividion Therapeutics is a small-molecule drug discovery company founded in 2016 based on work emerging from the lab of Ben Cravatt at The Scripps Research Institute. Vividion relies heavily on MS-based proteomics for its cutting-edge screening platform. We're looking to expand our proteomics group in 2020 and are looking for qualified applicants with extensive hands-on experience with MS-based quantitative proteomics. If interested, please see the posting at the link below, and/or contact me directly:

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AstraZeneca Clinical Proteomics (Gaithersburg, MD) Scientist I
Yeoun Jin Kim 2020-01-03


Translational Medicine-Oncology at Astrazeneca is looking for a talented scientist who will provide exceptional scientific and technical expertise to understand heterogeneity of human diseases and apply this knowledge to aid in the development of Astrazeneca’s exciting portfolio across multiple oncology programs. The scientist will be an expert in cutting-edge mass spectrometry technologies and will carry out translational studies involving protein profiling and quantification from clinical samples to support drug discovery and development efforts.

Overview of Responsibilities:
• Develop, validate and implement MS-based quantitative assays for protein biomarkers to support various drug discovery and development projects. Design and execute QC work flow for assays on a regular basis.
• Process clinical samples (e.g., FFPE tissue, plasma, urine) for translational and clinical studies according to SOPs and participate in automation project.
• Be responsible for maintaining assay qualities for both DIA-based global proteomics and PRM-based targeted proteomics as they are implemented into critical biomarker studies.
• Create and maintain various databases and be responsible for data/information flow. Participate in building a clinical proteomics data-analysis pipeline with close collaboration with Bioinformatics team and demonstrate its utility in biomarker discovery.
• Operate state-of-the-art LC-MS instruments, and ensure high-quality data generation.
• Analyze data, summarize results, and present key results at functional reviews and project reviews.

Essential Requirements:
• Ph.D. in bioanalytical chemistry, molecular biology or related field
• 0-3 years post-doctoral experience in mass spectrometry-based proteomics.
• Experience in processing human plasma samples for proteomics analysis.
• Experience in large-scale data analysis using label-free quantitation for clinical proteomics with various disease models.
• Experience in DIA, DDA, and PRM using high-performance mass spectrometry.
• Ability to design highly sensitive and selective protein assays in clinical samples.• Solid understanding of separation chemistry for proteins/peptides analysis with an experience of nano-flow UPLC.
• Extensive experience in instrumentation, trouble shooting, QC, standardization for proteomics workflow and pipeline development.
• Coding skills (R, Python) for data analysis, and ability to use/evaluate open-source software packages for processing mass spectrometry data.
• Experience in working independently and collaboratively in a matrixed environment with some experience in project management.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Strong theoretical understanding of protein biochemistry and practical knowledge of bottom-up proteomics.

How to apply: Visit the link below.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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Post-doctoral opportunity in proteomics and immunotherapy at UCSF
apwiita 2019-10-23

The laboratory of Arun Wiita at the University of California, San Francisco is currently recruiting post-docs to help us advance our mission of discovering new targets and developing new immunotherapies for hematologic malignancies (see brief description of related work at In particular, we are interested in finding candidates with experience in redox proteomics, disulfide proteomics, and/or cross-linking mass spectrometry to enhance our discovery of novel cancer immunotherapy targets and therapeutics. Experience in mass spectrometry-based proteomics is required, and prior experience in immunology, cell biology, and/or protein biochemistry would be assets.

Our group is located in beautiful San Francisco, California. UCSF is one of the premier academic medical centers in the world, excelling in both basic science and clinical research. We are a multidisciplinary research group and our interests span from the basic to translational realms across a number of conditions, as well as new technology development combining chemical-based enrichment and quantitative proteomics.
We offer competitive salary in line with cost-of-living in the Bay Area. We are fortunate to have numerous sources of funding including the NIH New Innovator Award, an NCI R01, and additional federal and private grants to support our work. We are also fortunate to have extensive collaborations with other world-leading scientists across UCSF, as well as access to world-class core facilities to accelerate discoveries in biomedical research. In addition, all mentorship and project design within our group is customized for the scholar's career goals, whether entering academia or industry.

Well-qualified applicants should send a CV, cover letter, and contact information for two references to

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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Scientist LCMS (
AdimabHR 2019-10-13


Adimab is seeking a skilled biochemist to join our Protein Analytics team. This person will work in a small team setting to support Adimab’s novel antibody discovery, maturation, and production platform.


-Develop and execute LCMS-related assays to characterize therapeutic antibodies, investigate PTMs, identify epitopes, and survey chemical liabilities
-Critically interpret data, troubleshoot experiments, and communicate the results to internal customers
-Operate and maintain multiple LCs & mass spectrometers
-Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, characterization of antibody samples using other analytical technologies such as ForteBio kinetics, chromatographic assays, CZE, etc.

Needed upon hire

-M.S. in biochemistry, analytical chemistry or a related field; industry experience preferred
-Strong biochemistry background with an in-depth technical knowledge of MS
-Strong attention to detail
-Ability to proactively identify and troubleshoot problems
-Adaptable and productive in a fast-paced environment
-Communicates effectively and openly with colleagues and supervisors
-Prior experience with epitope mapping, HDX, or nanospray MS is desired
-Familiarity of scripting workflows and analyses is a plus

Come join us!

As a profitable privately-held biotech company, we take a long-term view on value creation and make substantial investments in technology development, research, and our people. We proudly promote meritocracy and reward employees who are productive, use their resources wisely, and make meaningful contributions to the team. We offer individually tailored compensation packages comprised of a competitive salary, meaningful equity, a 2:1 401(k) match, and comprehensive health care benefits.

Located in New Hampshire’s beautiful Upper Connecticut River Valley, we are minutes from Dartmouth College, the Geisel School of Medicine, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. We are fortunate to be situated in an area that is renowned for its premier skiing, hiking, and biking.

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Post-doctoral research position in functional cancer proteomics
kentsisresearchgroup 2019-09-30

Functional Cancer Proteomics

We are a group of biochemists, biologists and physicians in the Molecular Pharmacology Program at the Sloan Kettering Institute in New York City, USA. We carry out research in cancer biology, and our current work is focused on the phenomenon of cellular plasticity, as it relates both to the fundamental mechanisms of cancer pathogenesis and emerging rational therapies.

In particular, we are studying the biology of refractory leukemias and solid tumors, and we are interested in understanding the principles of disorganization of their genomes and proteomes, and determining the molecular mechanisms of response and adaptation of tumor cells to targeted therapies.

To answer these questions, we are developing new approaches, based on quantitative mass spectrometry and functional proteomics, to decipher the mechanisms of cancer cell signaling and develop new therapeutics.

Forward Proteomic Screens for Cancer Therapeutics and Macromolecular Delivery. Using recently developed methods for quantitative proteomics and peptide barcoding (Egloff et al, Nature Methods 2019, PMID: 31113958), we’ve developed a new platform for high-throughput design and screening of macromolecular cell penetration and delivery reagents. This is a transformative technology that enables the generation of new classes of drugs to modulate specific protein-protein interactions, which we’ve recently applied for targeted leukemia therapy (Ramaswamy et al, Nature Communications 2018, PMID 29317678). Current efforts are focused on applying this technology for protein engineering and development of new peptide conjugates for cancer and gene therapy.

Quantitative Cell Proteomics Atlas ( Using developed methods for ultra-sensitive quantitative proteomics (Cifani & Kentsis, MCP 2017, PMID 28821601), we’ve developed an atlas of targeted mass spectrometry assays to profile biochemical signaling at the pathway scale in normal and cancer cells. Current efforts are focused on developing high-throughput and genome-scale methods. This work aims to define systems-level mechanisms of aberrant signaling in cancer cells, as well as fundamental cell biological processes of signaling adaptation, feedback and integration.

If you are a recent PhD graduate with interest in the above areas and experience with nanoscale liquid chromatography, electrospray ionization, high-resolution mass spectrometry or protein engineering and chemistry, please contact Alex Kentsis at or

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Postdoc in Targeted Proteomics, Aarhus University, Aarhus
bh 2019-09-29

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a three-year position as Postdoc in the field of Targeted Proteomics as per 1 December 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full-time position.

We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will work either in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ or similar as we are in the process of modernizing our old facilities. You can read more about the department here ( and about the faculty here (

About the research project
The position is part of a newly established national research group that investigates the eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The position is funded by the Velux Foundation. The research work will mainly be to perform LC-MS analyses (targeted proteomics using SRM) and other relevant protein analyses on samples obtained from the other participating laboratories. The samples consist of biological material from patients, research animals and cultured cells.

Your job responsibilities
As Postdoc in Targeted Proteomics your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance.

Your main tasks will consist of:

Independent research of high international quality, including publication.

You will report to Professor Bent Honoré and be supervised by him.

Your competences
The ideal candidate has the following profile:

MSc/PhD in human biology, molecular biology, molecular medicine or similar.
Hands-on experience using liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) on Thermo Scientific instruments with standard software for instrument control (Xcalibur).
Knowledge concerning preparation of biological samples (e.g., tissue, cells, plasma, serum).
Experience with quantitative analyses of peptides/proteins from biological material using nanoLC and MS-techniques (SRM, MRM on triple quadrupole MS, e.g. TSQ Quantiva).
Ability to pursue and evaluate quantitative analyses and skills to analyze complex data sets using, e.g., Skyline and other types of software for bioinformatics analyses.
Excellent communication and presentation skills. Ability to work as part of a group as well as independently.
Willingness to implement new relevant methods for proteomics analyses of tissue.

For further information please see:

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Bent Honoré at The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system at the latest on the 10th of October 2019, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

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Translational Research Scientist (with Proteomic Mass Spec expertise)
nancy.finkel 2019-09-12

#1! That’s the ranking that Fast Company gave Novartis in their 2018 list of ‘The World’s Most Innovative Companies’. The Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is the innovation engine of Novartis. We collaborate across scientific and organization boundaries, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs from patients.

We seek a creative and collaborative scientist to join the Exploratory Translational Profiling group in Disease Area X and contribute to advancing novel therapeutics by enabling the discovery and validation of novel biomarkers. In this role, you will focus on discovery and targeted proteomics of clinical samples from well-designed disease cohorts, applying competitive edge mass spectrometry and aptamer/antibody-based approaches.

Your responsibilities will include:

• Developing and employing novel approaches to identify, profile and quantify biomarkers in clinical samples to support translational research across multiple therapeutic areas of unmet medical need, including hepatology, nephrology and benign hematology
• Establishing quantitative mass spectrometry and antibody/aptamer assays for measuring proteins in complex biological matrices (plasma, serum, urine, CSF), including data processing and analyses in support of translation to clinical validation /qualification
• Playing a key role in an interdisciplinary team of translational research/medical scientists, biologist and computational scientists
• Participating in alliances with external partners at top healthcare institutions, with the opportunity to publish your work

EEO Statement
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum requirements
What you will bring to the role:

• BS with +7 years experience or MS with +3 years experience in relevant scientific area.
• Proven experience with instrumentation and techniques in mass spectrometry and nano-HPLC is required with experience in targeted and global proteomic profiling.
• Excellent communication, good organizational skills, capacity to multi-task and the ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment are essential.

Additional desirable attributes include, but are not limited to:

• Translational research and industry working experience, including the handling of clinical samples and data
• Familiarity with developing quantitative antibody/aptamer-based assays with orthogonal detection methods

Why consider Novartis?

750 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

You can apply using the following link: Job ID 276154BR

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