FDA/CFSAN Research Fellow


The Office of Regulatory Science (ORS) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition is seeking an outstanding chemist with analytical or bioanalytical expertise to participate in our food safety/food defense research program. An opening for a food safety/chemistry fellow is available in the Bioanalytical Methods Branch. The position will involve the development and validation of methods for the quantification of unapproved compounds, plant toxins, and botanical constituents in dietary supplements using mass spectrometry (MS)-based techniques (i.e. LC-MS and/or GC-MS). A B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, or related fields, with a strong background and interest in instrumental analysis, is required. Candidates should be experienced with the latest liquid chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques and application of those techniques to quantitative analysis. Training or experience in analytical method development for complex matrices such as food, cosmetics or environmental analysis is also highly desirable.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of references and a cover letter that includes a short statement of experience and research interests via email to: Christine Parker, Chief, Bioanalytical Methods Branch (Christine.Parker@fda.hhs.gov). Please use “Research Fellow 2021” in the subject line.

To apply for this job email your details to Christine.Parker@fda.hhs.gov