Research Scholar

Location
Raleigh
Posted
Aug 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00104772

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The mission of the Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE) is to understand how human health, at both the individual and population level, is impacted by environmental factors and to implement this knowledge to prevent and/or reduce the adverse impacts of environment factors on human health. CHHE aims to advance environmental health science research capacity and productivity by providing access to and training in cutting-edge instrumentation and technology. The proteomics section of CHHE contains a Thermo Fisher Orbitrap and a triple quadrupole mass spectrometers which allows CHHE researchers to evaluate the effect of environmental exposures on the proteome, protein pathways, protein interactions and to identify biomarkers of exposures in model cell lines/organisms as well as human epidemiological samples.

Essential Job Duties: The Research Scholar provides expert assistance regarding proteomic consultation, experimental design, sample preparation, sample analysis and data interpretation. The Research Scholar will work and collaborate with an integrated and diverse team of biologists, toxicologists, geneticists, epidemiologists and bioinformaticians focused on how the environment influences health outcomes. The Research Scholar must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and with multiple investigators. The Research Scholar will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Proteomics Section of CHHE. Responsibilities will include coordinating sample submission/preparation/analysis, literature reviews and interpretation of global proteomics data.

Minimum Education/Experience: Relevant Ph.D degree or relevant Master's degree with at least 5 years of formal post-degree professional proteomics work experience.

Department Required Skills: -Significant experience in sample preparation for shotgun proteomics, nanoLC MS/MS, gel electrophoresis, database searching, data analysis, label free and labeled peptide quantitation. -Significant experience with Thermo Fisher Orbitrap and triple quadrupole mass spectrometers. -Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. -Excellent organizational skills.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: PhD in relevant field with experience in proteomics and familiarity with big data, bioinformatics, statistics, basic script writing, and sequence alignment, proteomic data analysis. Prefer five on more years of related experience. Experience in basic script writing, and sequence alignment.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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