Responsible for handling research projects to understand mechanisms of metabolic activation and DNA modification by carcinogens in tobacco products and the human environment, and apply this knowledge to cancer prevention. Specific projects include being directed to use analytical methods for the quantitation of carcinogen and toxicant metabolites in human urine, blood and DNA. The analytes are present at levels less than one part per billion. Providing recommendations to lead PI analyses are sometimes necessary.
Use liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry to analyze urine and blood samples for trace amounts of toxicant and carcinogen metabolites: 70% Use high resolution liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry to analyze human DNA samples for chemical modifications: 30%
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: BS/BA within Chemistry, Biochemistry, or closely related field, or a combination of education and experience to total four years Basic understanding of mass spectrometry and related analytical chemistry techniques Motivation to perform research as part of a laboratory team.
Preferred Qualification: Experience within chemist, biochemist, or chemical aspects of cancer prevention research. Coursework and some laboratory experience in analytical chemistry, particularly of organic compounds Some experience with mass spectrometry and high performance liquid chromatography
Internal Number: 335897
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