Scientist II

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Job Title:

Scientist II

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Department Name:

7H180:Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

No experience required.

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Physical Requirements:

Sitting or standing for extended periods of time, occasional repetitive motion.


Primarily days- Monday through Friday, may require occasional night or weekend.

Job Summary:

A scientist II opportunity is available at the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, at the University Kentucky.

In this role, your primary duties will include
•Oversee research projects requiring method development, and delivery of results to customers using the Mass Spectrometry facility.
•Design, write, implement and maintain GCMS QTOF SOPs, protocols and research methods; resolve conceptual problems by troubleshooting and researching.
•Review & approve QTOF and GCMS data generated by other lab members and collaborators.
•Develop, troubleshoot and implement sample extraction and analysis methods by QTOF & GC/MS
•Oversee implementation of new methods by coordinating with other lab members in the establishment of said methods.
•Extract, collect MS data, analyze and review and evaluate research findings of collaborator samples according to established facility standard operating procedures (SOP)
•Develop and apply ad-hoc bioinformatics solutions for the analysis and visualization of complex metabolomics datasets.
•Disseminate research results and methodology, specifically the methods sections for client publications or grant applications.
•Lead or contribute the writing of manuscripts and data presentations.
•Manage technical staff involved in mass spectrometry services
•Disseminate of research results and developments at internal and external scientific meetings and in peer-reviewed scientific publications
•Participate in scientific conferences to learn about new MS developments.

The ideal candidate should possess experience with the following
•A highly organized multi-tasker who pays attention to detail and values research integrity.
•PhD. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biomedical Life Sciences.
•5 years of research experience in mass-spectrometry including at least 3 years of direct experience in GCMS equipment, technologies, and analysis.
•Demonstrated computer skills for the analysis of metabolomics data is required.
•Previous experience in processing and analyzing large datasets (i.e., metabolomics data, NGS data, genome annotation or developing analysis pipelines).
•Familiarity with databases, and statistical computing programs, R and Matlab, is an asset.
•Experience in the field of brain metabolism research, metabolism, or immunology is an asset.
•Ability to work independently yet be a team player.

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 2/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time