Research Opportunities

MSTM, LLC - Postdoc Bioanalytical Chemist

SBIR Award Title

STTR Phase II: Novel Ionization Process for Materials Characterization using Mass Spectrometry

SBIR Award Abstract

The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will be the discovery of new ionization technology for use with mass spectrometry. This technology will enable lower cost, lower energy use, and reduced user expertise, which may potentially drive mass spectrometry into large and underserved markets such as medical diagnostics and field portable instruments designed specifically for use in homeland security, bedside diagnostics, or bio-threat detection. The new techn... more

Research Opportunity

Postdoc Bioanalytical Chemist


28 Tenby Chase Dr


Charles McEwen

Principal Investigator

Charles McEwen


Development of new ionization technology for mass spectrometry being commercialized during Phase II. MSTM has developed platforms, including automation for these simple and highly sensitive methods. Our desire is to demonstrate their applicability to a variety of analytical challenges.
Of special interest is in metabolomics, analysis of large data sets with chemometrics, and in general biological analytical challenges. The successful candidate must work with a diversified team of scientist and postdoctoral fellows employed through MSTM as well as with potential customers, especially in demonstrating capabilities. The location of the laboratory for this position is at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Some travel is to be expected.

Desired Knowledge

PhD degree in analytical chemistry with some background in mass spectrometry. The ability to use chemometrics with large data sets obtained by direct MS analysis is critical. Background in metabolomics and biological sample protocols is also needed. Having an understanding of the new matrix- and solvent-assisted ionization technologies is a definite plus. The successful candidate will have an outgoing positive work attitude and skills in interacting with potential customers and in promoting the company.