Staff Scientist


Openings: 1


Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time, exempt 12-month position of Staff Scientist in the Department of Chemistry. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

*This position is funded through an external grant. The position is for one year, but has the potential to continue up to three years, depending on funding and performance.*

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2,200 students.

The Stoll Research Laboratory in the Chemistry Department at Gustavus is focused on fundamental research questions in liquid chromatography, development of innovative methodologies and instrumentation for two-dimensional liquid chromatography (2D-LC), and applications of 2D-LC including biomolecule analysis.

Major/Essential Functions: Primary responsibilities will include leading a team of undergraduate researchers to plan and execute experiments focused on two-dimensional liquid chromatography with mass spectrometric detection, and prepare research results for publication and presentation.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • MS in chemistry (or a related field); we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and who will complete their degree by December 31, 2020; 
  • Prior experience with mass spectrometry or prior experience with liquid chromatography; and
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to working with students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • PhD in chemistry (or related field)
  • Advanced training in chromatography theory and experience developing chromatographic methods; 
  • Advanced training in mass spectrometry and experience developing mass spectrometric methods;
  • Experience with two-dimensional liquid chromatography;
  • Experience with biomolecule analysis (e.g., peptide mapping, glycan analysis, protein characterization); and
  • Programming experience (e.g., Matlab) and/or experience with advanced data analysis (e.g., chemometrics). 

Application Procedures: To apply, visit and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications; 
  • Curriculum vitae; 
  • A brief (one page) statement of research interests;
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address research experience and effectiveness).

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities. 

Click on the following link to learn more about Gustavus's campus-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Dwight Stoll | | 507-933-0699

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021

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