Research Professional III

Job description

Posting Number:

S05283P

Working Title:

Research Professional III

Department:

VPR-Complex Carbohyd Rsch Ctr

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

College/Unit/Department website:

https://www.ccrc.uga.edu/

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

8 am – 5 pm is the normal schedule but hours could vary based on research.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with experience up to $40,000

Posting Date:

10/11/2020

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

11/01/2020

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Research Professional AD

FLSA:

Exempt

FTE:

1.0

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

The Analytical Service and Training Laboratory (ASTL) at the University of Georgia’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center is seeking an experienced and motivated Research Professional to join our team. Our work involves structural characterization of glycoproteins, glycolipids and polysaccharides from plant, bacteria and animal sources using a combination of techniques including mass spectrometry, NMR, SPR and HPLC. This position will involve collaborative analytical studies on glycoproteins and glycolipids using glycomics and glycoproteomics by MS methods. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with scientist from universities, research institutes and industry for the structural characterization complex carbohydrates.

The ASTL at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center has outstanding resources for structural studies and is equipped with a Fusion LTQ-ESI-MS, Elite-LTQ ESI-MS, 5800 MALDI-TOF-TOF, Bruker autoflex MALDI-MS mass spectrometers, GC-MS, CE , SPR , Py-MBMS and several HPLC, GC-MS instruments. The high-field NMR spectroscopy at the CCRC includes 900 MHz, 800 MHz, three 600 MHz and a 500 MHz spectrometers. These spectrometers are equipped with a variety of probes including a HRMAS probe for solid state analysis and several H-C/H-N cryoprobes and HCN cryoprobes dedicated to biomolecular NMR applications.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

• PhD with strong motivation and a background in chemistry, biology or biochemistry or related disciplines is preferred.
• Minimum of two years of experience in mass spectrometry using LC-MS/MS for analysis of glycans, glycolipids, peptides or glycopeptides.
• Good communication skills and a team player who thrives working in a large collaborative scientific environment.

Physical Demands:

Some lifting of lab materials.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

Yes

Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Develop new methods for isolation and purification of glycoproteins and glycolipids by mass spectrometry Method development for analysis of animal and microbial glycoproteins by MS.

Percentage of time:

50

Duties/Responsibilities:

Comprehensive MS analysis and comparative studies of carbohydrate – and polypeptide-based pharmaceutical products. Interaction with clients. Report writing and editing. Manuscript writing and editing. Participate in conference calls and face to face meeting with national and international clients.

Percentage of time:

30

Duties/Responsibilities:

Development of new MS methods for analysis of mixture glycans or glycopeptides.

Percentage of time:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

Interpretation of MS data and report writing. Ordering chemicals and consumables for the experiments and as needed for analytical service lab.

Percentage of time:

10

 

 

 

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