PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential Functions: This position will allow the researcher the unique opportunity to learn and work within a highly interactive and interdisciplinary laboratory of the director of the Division of Molecular Medicine. This laboratory uses cutting-edge approaches to reveal and mechanistically dissect metabolic underpinnings of adult disease pathogenesis in novel paradigms. Two analytical chemists are current lab members, as are multiple biologists and bioinformaticians. The Postdoctoral Associate will apply a large number of concepts, fundamentals, and techniques, and will hone his/her interactive skills via the project’s collaborations. The Postdoctoral Associate must be able to:
60% 1. The primary responsibility of the Postdoctoral Associate will be to conduct analytical chemical studies in the context of cell biological, human, and rodent animal physiological experiments under the guidance of the principal investigator. 2. The candidate will be expert at liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, chemical derivatization, and bioinformatics analyses of mass spectrometry-derived datasets.
20% 3. The Postdoctoral Associate must be willing to work with stable isotope labels in in vivo and in vitro systems and flux/fluxomics analysis.
20% 4. Willingness to perform, and development of competence in, basic mammalian and human cell culture is required. 5. Comply with established safety procedures and maintain required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions. 6. Present his/her findings in written, oral, and slide presentation format for the lab, Division, Department, and extramural scientific community.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.
Required Qualifications: (must be documented on application materials)
The candidate must have a PhD degree in the biochemical sciences with experience as a mass spectrometrist. The most competitive candidates will show strong motivation and diligence, able to problem solve, perform teamwork, organized, and hard working.
Preferred: Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. Be physically able to wear protective equipment and work with laboratory mice and rats without restriction. Be able to provide standard care to research animals.
Internal Number: 336132
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