Senior Scientist

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-09
Req: R0022568

The W.M. Keck Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Lab – a part of the Biomolecular Analysis Facility Core at the University of Virginia – seeks a Senior Scientist to expand our work in the areas of proteomics and metabolomics using state-of-the-art instruments to support research within the institution in areas such as basic research, the Cancer Center, and the Microbiome Initiative. This position requires expertise and hands-on experience in biomedical science. The candidate should be well versed in mass spectrometry and chromatography as well as protein and small molecule chemistry. You will support the director through sample preparation, operation/maintenance of advanced mass spectrometers (Orbitrap ID-X and Orbitrap Exploris 480), and data analysis using advanced software packages (Proteome Discoverer, Compound Discoverer, Scaffold, etc). This work will advance institutional goals in proteomic and metabolomic profiling and translational research.

The ideal candidate will have a proven record of excellent communication and team support. You should be highly motivated and able to work independently when designing and executing experiments. The customer support of researchers within the institution is a high priority. Projects will include use of existing techniques to answer current biological challenges and the development of new technologies in proteomics and metabolomics.

Essential Requirements

  • Possess prior experience in qualitative and quantitative proteomics and metabolomics technology and nano-liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (LC-MS; ideally on Orbitrap Fusion, Orbitrap Exploris, and/or Orbitrap ID-X).
  • The candidate should be familiar with the entire metabolomics and/or proteomics pipeline (including sample preparation, LC and MS operation, and data analysis) and must be able to conduct independent projects.
  • Manage multiple projects between multiple laboratories.
  • Demonstrate scientific productivity and have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and ability to learn new technologies, flexibility and time management skills.

Desirable Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Proteomics Mass Spectrometry or a Ph.D. in closely related field with 3+ years direct experience in mass spectrometry or a MS in closely related field and 5+ yearly experience in proteomics or metabolomics.
  • Ability to collaborate across multiple disciplines and engage investigators in project design, execution and data analysis.
  • Experience in publication and grant writing.
  • Experience with Proteome/Compound Discoverer, Scaffold, Elements, and libraries is a plus.

For questions about the application process please contact Greg Haskins, Senior Recruiter at

To apply please visit UVA job board, and search for "R0022568" Complete the application and see below for documents to attach. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV/Resume box.

Required Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/11/2021
Application Due: 7/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time