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Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Arizona State University: Office of the Executive Vice President Knowledge Enterprise:  KE Core Facilities

Location Tempe, AZ



The Mass Spectrometry Core facility, a member of the ASU Biosciences Core based in the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar that will contribute to research in the field of quantitative proteomics and metabolomics. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in bioinformatic analysis of large-scale proteomics and metabolomics datasets. The full-time, non-tenure- track, benefits-eligible, fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) position is for one year with subsequent renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and availability of resources.


The postdoctoral scholar will conduct research with Dr. Timothy Karr, Assistant Director of Operations and Associate Research Professor, and assist with the daily operations of the facility under the direction of Dr. Megan Maurer as enumerated below.


Salary Range: $53,760 - $60,000 per year; DOE


We will begin reviewing applications January 7, 2022 and will continue to review incoming applications on a biweekly basis until the position is filled. Applications will only be accepted through the Interfolio website:


Essential Duties


  • Analyze proteomic and metabolomic datasets Assist in development of bioinformatic workflows
  • Conduct literature reviews, data analyses, and report/manuscript preparation Identify, coordinate, and lead the writing of manuscripts
  • Contribute to identifying relevant research funding opportunities
  • Disseminate research outcomes in peer-reviewed publications and at professional conferences
  • Coordinate among team members and lead the team’s efforts for accomplishing and delivering milestones for projects
  • Participate in collaborations with the other faculty and partners


Required Qualifications
  • A recent (within the past 4 years) Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, genomics, bioinformatics or a related field by the time of appointment.
Desired Qualifications


  • Familiarity writing or compiling software and running analyses on large proteomic, metabolomic, and RNA-seq databases.
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with common tools in proteomics and mass spectrometry such as sample preparation and operational details of high resolution Orbitrap mass spectrometers.
  • Knowledge of UNIX/Linux environments, common programming languages, R Demonstrated record of scientific publications
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills (in English).


Working Environment


The position will be primarily based within the Mass Spectrometry Core facility located in the Biodesign Institute facility in Tempe, Arizona, and will have flexibility in working arrangements to accommodate remote computer-based work as determined by the department. Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate-controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking. Visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of desktop computer; bending, stooping, reaching, and lifting up to 20 pounds. Ability to clearly communicate verbally in English, read, write, see, and hear to perform essential duties. Regular review of completed tasks.


Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following materials:


  • Cover letter specifying relevant qualifications and training
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for at least three professional references


We will begin reviewing applications January 7, 2022 and will continue to review incoming applications on a biweekly basis until the position is filled.

Department Statement


Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and it welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


For the seventh year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the nation, recognizing the university's culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond. U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all seven years the category has existed.


ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international development. Our success arises from solutions- focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a commitment to transform society in a positive



The Biodesign Institute addresses today's critical global challenges in healthcare, sustainability, and security by developing solutions inspired from natural systems and translating those solutions into commercially viable products and clinical practices.

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