Senior Research Scholar - Metabolomics
Position Number: 00050194
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The overarching goal of the Molecular Education, Technology, and Research Innovation Center (METRIC) is to build a core facility that offers its clientele seamless access to qualitative and quantitative analysis for a diverse range of molecules for their research across multiple platform technologies and molecular scales. By coordinating three key platform technologies (X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, and Mass Spectrometry) across the departments and offering them as an integrated portal, it is envisioned that synergy and collaboration will be maximized throughout the greater university community. METRIC will provide the following services: X-ray crystallography: small molecule and macromolecular crystal structure determination NMR spectroscopy: small molecule and macromolecular solution structures, protein-ligand interactions, protein dynamics Mass spectrometry: small molecule identification and structural analysis, targeted and untargeted metabolomics, proteomics, lipidomics, glycomics, imaging. Education and training: each METRIC Lead Research Scientist will provide appropriate training to new users, enhance graduate and undergraduate education opportunities, organize educational materials, short courses, and workshops to support users, provide protocols for routine sample handling, and coordinate to host regular forums for users to interact and share new methods.
Essential Job Duties: The Senior Research Scholar- Metabolomics will design and conduct metabolomics experiments with collaborators; develop new methods for extraction, separations, mass spectrometry and data analysis; prepare journal quality figures and experimental sections in collaboration with faculty; collaborate in writing grant proposals with faculty seeking to engage in metabolomic research; and will assist in the development of Standard Operating Procedures and workflows within METRIC.
Minimum Education/Experience: Ph.D. in a relevant field, with at least five years of experience in metabolomics research methods.
Department Required Skills: Significant experience in untargeted and targeted metabolomics and lipidomics, advanced separations, HRAM mass spectrometry, tandem MS, quantification, IROA, credentialing, bioinformatics, and metabolome databases. Effective experimental design, presentation skills, data analysis, and writing are also essential. Ability to work effectively with collaborators, ability to lead metabolomics efforts in METRIC. Demonstrated ability to develop workflows and SOPs.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Ph.D. in analytical chemistry / mass spectrometry / advanced separations in the area of mass spectrometry. Strong publication record. IM-QTOF-MS and/or LC-NMR-MS background also desirable. Scientific and educational presentations internal and external to NC State a plus but not necessary.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
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