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Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Postdoctoral Fellowship at FDA

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Biochemistry of Hemoglobin-Based Oxygen Therapeutics

FDA/Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Office of Blood Research and Review
Division of Hematology
Laboratory of Biochemistry and Vascular Biology

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in protein biophysical chemistry. Research area: functional and structural characterization of hemoglobin-based oxygen therapeutics using biochemical/biophysical methods including rapid kinetic techniques, especially stopped-flow spectrophotometry, and proteomics techniques; investigation of molecular mechanisms of the ligand interactions, redox reactions, and heterogeneity of hemoglobin derivatives and other plasma protein therapeutics.

Qualifications: Knowledge and proven skills in protein biochemistry and analytical methods, especially stopped-flow rapid kinetics, are required. Experience in physicochemical assessment of the ligand-protein interactions and redox chemistry, and experience in mass spectrometry will be a plus. Creative approach, initiative, ability to analyze data, good oral and written skills are expected from the candidate. Applicants should be eligible to work in the USA (US citizens or J1/J2 visa holders).

Location: The laboratory is located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland and offers an excellent environment for professional development.

Salary Range: Candidates will be offered competitive salary based on their experience.

How to Apply: Please e-mail your curriculum vitae, names and contact information of references, along with a cover letter in which you describe your career goals by August 6, 2010 to Please reference Job Code: DH/YJ-1.

The Department of Health and Human Services is an equal opportunity employer with a smoke free environment.
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