Research Associate Metabolomics - Open Rank

Job Description

Overview

POSITION SUMMARY: We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual who is interested in supporting metabolism-based research projects in the department of Molecular Medicine in a variety of experimental models using liquid-chromatography mass-spectrometry. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (or designee) you will provide high-quality and professional operational support to our liquid-chromatography mass-spectrometry platform by performing bench level experiments. You will use discretion in prioritizing and organizing workflows. You will be expected to work independently and as part of a team to ensure high-quality data acquisition in a state-of-the-art laboratory. This is an open-rank posting (there are four levels of Research Associate) – candidates will be hired into the level commensurate with their experience.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Research Associate I: – Perform laboratory experiments and may be responsible for a single research project.

– Process and prepare samples for analysis by LCMS by following SOPs

– Perform weekly cleaning and calibration of LCMS instrumentation

– Perform data quality checks

– Utilize all software relevant to experiment and equipment used

– Interpret data, form conclusions, and decide on next steps under the direction of the PI or designee

– Maintain accurate records, may modify protocols with the approval of the PI or designee

– Review literature, publications and grants relevant to assigned projects

– Record results according to established lab, sponsor & university protocol

– Assist with performing data analysis and/or mathematical computations

– Maintain a detailed lab notebook according to lab practice

– Present findings at lab/group meetings

– Monitor laboratory supply levels and order as needed.

– Prepare and label buffers, media, solutions, etc and clean laboratory glassware

– Assist with and comply with all safety regulations and infection control standards.

– Train on IACUC, IRB, EHS, Radiation safety protocols

– Comply with all applicable state, federal university, and sponsor policies and agreements

– Provide support with identifying problems and challenges, propose resolutions, implement appropriate solutions

– Provide support with drafting standard operation procedures in compliance to EHS regulation specific for the lab

– Perform other duties as required

Research Associate II:

Essential functions noted above plus:

– May assist with the training of new lab personnel

– Provide support with drafting standard operation procedures in compliance to EHS regulation specific for the lab

– May assist with drafting manuscripts

– Process and prepare samples for analysis by LCMS by following SOPs

– Perform weekly cleaning and calibration of LCMS instrumentation

– Perform data quality checks

– Attend team meetings. May participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals

– Consult with literature and scientific colleagues to maintain professional expertise

Research Associate III:

Essential functions noted above plus:

– Perform complex laboratory experiments and may be responsible for one or more independent research projects

– Perform in-depth data analysis and/or mathematical computations

– Compile and analyze data and present it in a format suitable for publication according to PI specifications

– May oversee laboratory supply levels and order as needed; negotiate with suppliers to optimize available resources

– Monitor laboratory equipment service contracts and monitor maintenance on laboratory equipment

– May manage general operations of the laboratory, including lab personnel, procedures, and projects

– May create new protocols and/or modify defined protocols, as necessary, and with the approval of the PI

– Prioritize and perform several tasks or procedures simultaneously with diligence

– Perform duties and experiments with independence

– Provide training of new lab personnel

– May monitor laboratory spending in accordance with budget guidelines provided by PI or designee

– May assist with budget and/or operational aspects of grant and contract funding.

– May assist with the training of new lab personnel

– Provide support with drafting standard operation procedures in compliance to EHS regulation specific for the lab

– May assist with drafting manuscripts

– Process and prepare samples for analysis by LCMS by following SOPs

– Organize laboratory supplies and orders as necessary to maintain laboratory stocks

– Perform weekly cleaning and calibration of LCMS instrumentation.

– Perform data quality checks

– Attend team meetings. May participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals

Research Associate IV:

Essential functions noted above plus:

– This position will contribute significantly to the management of the research program and will be involved in multiple aspects of the research projects and lab maintenance activities

– Independently design and perform multiple complex laboratory experiments.

– Interpret data, form conclusions, and decide on next steps with a high degree of independence

– Maintain laboratory supply levels and order as needed

– Manage laboratory equipment service contracts and coordinate maintenance on laboratory equipment

– Monitor and enforce all safety regulations and infection control standards

– Identify and write standard operation procedures in compliance to EHS regulation specific for the lab

– Train on IACUC, EHS, Radiation safety protocols

– Manage daily operations of the laboratory, including lab personnel, procedures, and projects

– Identify problems and challenges, propose resolutions, implement appropriate solutions

– Develop and implement new protocols and/or modify defined protocols, as necessary, and with the approval of the PI

– Mentor and train lab personnel on proper lab conduct and techniques

– Manage laboratory spending in accordance with budget guidelines provided by PI or designee

– Assist with budget and/or operational aspects of grant and contract proposals

– Negotiate with vendors to optimize available resources

– Contribute independently to writing sections for manuscripts and grants

– Direct the activities of research support staff

– Perform weekly cleaning and calibration of LCMS instrumentation

– Perform data quality checks

– Attend team meetings. May participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Research Associate I

– Bachelor’s degree in biological science/biochemistry/(analytical) chemistry, or a field directly related to the work

– Basic understanding of lab safety and protocols

– Proficient in basic molecular biology and biochemical techniques, including working with micropipettes and buffer making

– Knowledge of Microsoft Office products

– Experience with electronic laboratory notebooks

– Ability to analyze data in a quantitative and objective manner.

– Ability to work in a team environment.

Research Associate II

Requirements noted for RA I plus:

– 18 months of relevant research experience with a bachelor’s degree in biological science/biochemistry/(analytical) chemistry or 0 years with a related master’s degree.

Research Associate III

Requirements noted for RA I plus:

– 3+ years of relevant research experience with a bachelor’s degree in biological science/biochemistry/(analytical) chemistry or 1-year relevant research experience with a related master’s degree

– Experience with chromatography and/ or mass spectrometry

Research Associate IV

Requirements noted for RA I plus:

– 5+ years of relevant research experience with a bachelor’s degree in biological science/biochemistry/(analytical) chemistry or 3+ years relevant research experience with a related Masters degree or Ph.D.

– Experience analyzing small molecules using chromatography and/or mass spectrometry

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (ALL LEVELS):

– Interest in advanced data processing and analysis (use of Matlab, R, Python etc).

– Familiarity with statistical models used to analyze large datasets

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