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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology   NIST

Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry of Proteins and Biosimilar Drugs


Material Measurement Laboratory, Biomolecular Measurement Division

opportunity location
50.64.51.B6750 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


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Kyle Wesley Anderson 240-314-6285


This research develops and applies hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (HDX-MS) for determining the dynamics and physical-chemical properties of proteins, biopharmaceuticals, glycoproteins, peptides, peptide-metal complexes, receptors, and biocatalysts. Topics of particular interest include the effects of post-translational modifications (PTMs) on protein dynamic structure and protein-ligand interactions, structure-function relationships between glycan structure and glycoprotein folding, and comparability measurements among innovator drugs and biosimilar drug candidates. The HDX-MS laboratory can now conduct measurements on membrane and transmembrane proteins with fully automated apparatus. Research is conducted at the nearby NIST & UMD joint Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research. The well-equipped laboratory includes a fully automated HDX Orbitrap tandem mass spectrometer with ETD capability, a cryo-EM, SAXS, neutron source, a wide variety of analytical and preparation chromatographs, and numerous optical/NMR spectroscopic instruments.


Bioactivity; Biocatalyst; Biomolecule; Biosimilar; Cell signaling; Conformation; ECD; Electron capture dissociation; Electron transfer dissociation; ETD; Glycan; Glycoeptitope; Glycoprotein; Glycosylation; H/D exchange; Hydrogen-deuterium exchange; HDX-MS; HXMS; Ion fragmentation; Mass spectra; Mass spectrometry; Membrane protein; Myristoylated protein; Myristoylation; Peptide; Protein; Structure function; Tandem mass spectrometry; Transmembrane protein;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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