Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Sr Research Scientist
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About the Opportunity: An experienced analytical scientist is sought to operate the Proteomics Core Facility Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis (www.northeastern.edu/barnett). This position will report to the Managing Director of the Barnett Institute.
Responsibilities: This is primarily a service-oriented role, engaging with Institute Fellows, University researchers, and investigators from outside the University. Key responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to: 1) troubleshooting, maintaining and operating various liquid chromatographs and mass spectrometers used in the analysis of biological samples including biological fluids, tissues, cells, and bacteria; 2) developing new methods based on protein fractionation and mass spectrometry for profiling proteins present in biological fluids and tissues; 3) providing senior guidance to laboratory personnel on various methods used in the core facility; 4) implementation of up-to-date technology as determined by the Managing Director, and 5) interaction with other researchers to provide consultation, guidance, and technical support for related research projects. The Research Scientist will be responsible for tracking efforts for cost recovery.
Qualifications: The candidate must have extensive demonstrated hands-on proficiency with LC-MS/MS and MALDI mass spectrometry for protein and/or peptide identification and characterization. Experience with protein isolation methods, electrophoresis, various modes of one- and two-dimensional analytical HPLC, and data processing is also required. The preferred candidate needs to have a solid understanding of proteomics, protein chemistry, and protein characterization methods. Experience with protein identification and characterization of post-translational modifications, including in-depth knowledge of quadrupole time-of-flight (QTOF) and ion trap instrument operation and maintenance, data interpretation, and background literature is preferred.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications for this position: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry or related field plus 1-2 or more years of post-graduate experience. Minimal qualifications: Master's degree plus at least 5 years of proteomics research experience.
Salary Grade: 10
The Institute has a rich history of contributions in areas of separation science, the human genome project, mass spectrometry, clinical proteomics, and regulatory science for biopharmaceuticals. Nearly 400 alumni of the Institute established distinguished careers in academia and industry. The current faculty lead active and diverse research programs in analytical bioanalytical and protein chemistry, biomaterials, mass spectrometry and bioinformatics. The appointment comes at a time of substantial investment at the University, including the construction of a 220,000 ft translational science facility (http://www.northeastern.edu/isec). Inquiries may be directed to the Managing Director of the Barnett Institute, Dr. Susan Abbatiello (email@example.com).
Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.