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Postdoctoral Fellow-Proteomics/Mass Spectrometry

Tulane University School of Medicine (SOM)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
21 Aug 2024

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Employment - Hours
Full time

Location: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA

Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Tulane University School of Medicine, located in the city of New Orleans, LA, is a world-leading center for medical research and innovation. Under the guidance of the Principal Investigator, Dr. Jia Fan, who has recently received a high-end instrument grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support cutting-edge proteomics method development, this position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking research projects aimed at understanding the proteomic complexities of various diseases and biological processes.

Join our interdisciplinary team, which spans biology, chemistry, and bioinformatics. We are focused on discovering biomarkers for early disease diagnosis and prognosis. Our work emphasizes the use of advanced mass spectrometry (including single-cell and spatial proteomics) techniques for proteomics, protein/peptide characterization, and the analysis of extracellular vesicles as biomarkers in the progression of cancer and infectious diseases.


1. Recent Ph.D. in in protein mass spectrometry, proteomics or related field, with demonstrated skills in analytical chemistry, MALDI, LC-MS/MS

2.  Research experience in nano/micro scale liquid chromatography, electrospray ionization, high resolution mass spectrometry, protein biochemistry, bottom-up/single-cell/spatial proteomics including project design, sample preparation and data analysis, PTM identification.


1.         Proficient research skills and the ability to perform cell culture, standard molecular biology techniques, protein and exosome isolation, mass spectrometry analyses, and other such related experimental techniques.

2.         Strong computer skills, including an advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and/or Power Point software applications. Design and development of scientific graph are highly preferred.

3.         Skills in biostatistical analysis

4.         Solid analytical skills and attention to detail; ability to read literature and understand its content with analytic mind.

5.         Ability to independently work on research assignments and create new projects, as assigned by the PI.

6.         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

7.         Excellent organizational skills.

8.         Excellent interpersonal skills.

9.         Ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments.

10.       Ability to maintain confidentiality in all work performed.

11.       Ability to give oral presentation of experimental results in lab meetings and research conferences.

12.       Ability to review journal manuscripts and provide critiques.


If interested in applying, please apply online here as well. You will not be considered as a candidate for this position unless you apply using this link.

Interested candidates should provide 1) CV, 2) a letter detailing your interest in the lab and past research experience, and 3) contact information for three research references.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.


Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email


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