Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
A position of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry/organic synthetic chemistry is available immediately at Washington University Metabolomics Facility. The candidate will develop small molecular biomarkers for lysosomal storage disorders after receiving training in liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, and will have the opportunity to access state-of-the-art lab equipment at the Metabolomics Facility. The goal is to use metabolomics approaches to discover potential biomarkers, to apply mass spectrometric technologies and chemical derivatization to identify their structures, to synthesize commercially unavailable biomarkers and their stable isotope-labeled analogs as internal standards, and to develop validated liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry methods for biomarkers to support clinical studies. The position assists in developing and conducting research projects, including experimental design, data analysis and documentation of experimental results.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Following instructions and discussions with principal investigator, designs research protocols, including developing procedures for the collection, verification and management of data.
Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
Analyzes the data produced using statistical/graphical software.
Documents research topics and prepares and submits papers based on research work to publications and committees for publication or presentation to peers.
Solves practical problems relating to difficulties with equipment or test subjects. Suggests technical or procedural improvements in testing methods.
Conducts literature searches related to research project.
Maintains equipment, instruments and work space.
Master’s degree with four years of experience in research lab operations or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling nine years.
Highly motivated Ph.D. in organic chemistry.
Ability to work independently.
Experience in total synthesis of natural products.
Ability to organize and work on multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently.
Analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data and to communicate data in a clear, concise manner.
Personnel & project management experience.
The hiring range for this position is $46,779 - $63,170 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R10.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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