RESEARCHER

Location
Madison, WI
Posted
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


JOB NO.: 90327-AS

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time

Department: ENGR-GREAT LAKES BIOENERGY CTR


Location: Madison

Categories: Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 90327-AS

Working Title: Researcher

Official Title: RESEARCHER(E05DN) or ASSOC RESEARCHER(E05FN)

Hiring Department: A199920-COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING/ENGR-GREAT LAKES BIOENERGY CTR

FTE: 50% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: MAY 15, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary: Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications



Degree and Area of Specialization: Minimum of MS in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, or other related area of study



Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: - A minimum 5 years of laboratory research experience and a minimum of 3 years experience developing targeted LC-MS and GC-MS quantitative assays for metabolites in complex biological matrices
- Hands-on experience with Thermo Fisher Scientific triple quadrupole and Q Exactive Orbitrap mass spectrometers is highly preferred as is proficiency with Thermo Fisher Scientific mass spectrometry analysis software (Xcalibur Qual/Quant, TraceFinder, Compound Discoverer, and Chromeleon)
- Strong analytical acumen and a basic understanding of eukaryotic metabolism and analysis of small molecules by mass spectrometry are required. Knowledge of protein mass spectrometry is beneficial, but not required
- Expertise with mass spectrometry-compatible sample preparation techniques for extracting metabolites and lipids from complex biological matrices is required. This includes knowledge of solid-phase and liquid-liquid extraction techniques and analyte-specific derivatization strategies for analysis by gas chromatography
- Expert knowledge of liquid chromatographic separations is essential including applications of reversed-phase, normal-phase, HILIC, and ion-exchange chromatography
- A working knowledge and understanding of standard laboratory equipment and basic instrumentation troubleshooting are essential
- Must have the ability to work independently and part of a dynamic research team. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are critical for success. Prior experience leading research projects or project management experience is preferred
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and experience with Adobe Illustrator is preferred



Position Summary: The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) is one of three Department of Energy centers established to conduct fundamental, genomics-based research on microbial and plant systems required to realize the national need for low-cost biofuels. The GLBRC is housed at the University of Wisconsin with collaborators at Michigan State University and other universities and national labs.



Additional Information: The position requires the ability to write frequent sample and project reports and contribute to publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts. This position is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of a new triple quadrupole LC-MS instrument dedicated to GLBRC research. In addition to this instrument, this research lab has access to numerous LC-MS and GC-MS systems including Orbitrap, ion trap, triple quadruple, and single quadrupole instruments to support bioenergy research. This position is 100% supported by GLBRC federal grant funds.



Contact: Emily Hickey
ehickey2@wisc.edu
608-890-2286
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Instructions to applicants: To apply for this position, the following materials are required:
-- Cover letter describing interest in position and alignment with career goals.
-- Curriculum vitae / Resume
-- Names and contact information for three references

The full application (cover letter, CV/resume, and references) should be uploaded as a single PDF file by the assured consideration date.



Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

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Advertised: 12 Apr 2017 Central Daylight Time


Application Close: 10 May 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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