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Postdoctoral Fellow, Analytical Chemistry

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama, United States
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Jan 1, 2024

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Analytical Chemistry

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The Auburn University (AU) Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry ( DCB ) is seeking a post-doctoral fellow for the AU Canine Performance Science ( AUCPS ) Detection Canine Science, Innovation, Technology, and Education ( DCSITE ) program.

The successful candidate will engage in analytical chemistry efforts in analyzing various target threat substances, such as energetic materials, by chromatography-based separation techniques coupled with mass spectrometry platforms. The primary responsibility of this position is to engage in original, professional-level research that is directed toward achieving the AUCPS / DCSITE program’s main goals. The successful candidate will be responsible for the method development efforts based on previous experience and comprehensive literature surveys, lead instrument maintenance, co-mentor research assistants, and write progress reports, peer-reviewed publications, and proposed plans.

The AUCPS / DCSITE program will serve as the primary academic resource to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for expertise in all areas of detection canine sciences. The AUCPS / DCSITE program will integrate best scientific practices in analytical chemistry, genetics, genomics, reproduction, veterinary and sports medicine, olfactory neuroscience, behavior and cognition, metrology, and engineering to advance detection canine sciences. For more information please visit:

To apply for the position, provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ( STEM ), and the names and contact information of three professional references. For more information about the statement of diversity and inclusion in STEM, please click here.

To learn more about the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University please visit: .

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or a closely related discipline at the time the appointment begins. A demonstrated expertise in gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is required, including but not limited to sample preparation handling different matrices, analysis, and data interpretation. Experience in liquid chromatography and ion mobility spectrometry is desired. The ability to work collaboratively across disciplines, excellent interpersonal skills, written communication, and leadership skills, and the ability to self-direct a research project are required. The successful candidate must be a citizen of the United States of America.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin August 10th, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Please upload your Statement of Diversity and Inclusion in STEM under the other category in the required documents section.

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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