Post-Doctoral Associate - Analytical Chemist for Exposomics/Metabolomics
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 50,290.00 - 55,000.00
Internal Number: 355314
The Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, is recruiting a Ph. D. scientist to conduct biomarker research programs for human risk assessment of environmental and dietary toxicants on NIH funded programs in the Turesky laboratory.
An experienced analytical mass spectrometrist is sought to develop and validate biomarkers of exposures to environmental and dietary carcinogens, their metabolites and DNA adducts in cells, urine, and human tissues. The research requires hands-on experience in LC/MS and mass spectrometric characterization of biomarkers in complex biological matrices. A candidate with a background in metabolomics or exposomics research is highly desirable. The candidate is expected to work semi-independently in LC/MS development and validation of DNA adduct biomarkers or metabolomics/exposomics employing triple quadrupole, ion trap and high-resolution MS instruments.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Doctoral Degree-required, preferred field of study in analytical science, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related field
Extensive hands-on experience on operating and maintaining LC mass spec instruments (triple quadrupole, ion trap MS, or high resolution Orbitrap mass spectrometry) and data analysis software
The candidate should have conducted qualitative or quantitative analysis of biomarkers, trace-level analysis of biomolecules in biological matrices.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
The candidate must be organized and work diligently to meet timelines.
Prior research in exposomics or metabolomics
Strong computer skills and bioinformatics experience in post-data analysis of metabolomics data and biostatistics
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