Summary We are seeking an experienced scientist to manage and execute projects within our mass spectrometry core facility at Maine Medical Center Research Institute. This shared resource focuses on state-of-the art protein and lipid analyses using Sciex instrumentation platforms and software. This individual’s primary role will be to work with the Director of the facility to manage all aspects of ongoing projects involving proteomics and lipidomics analysis. Responsibilities will include using biochemical, cell and molecular biology techniques to prepare tissue and cell samples for mass spectrometric quantitative analysis of protein and/or metabolic intermediates. The ideal candidate will have a MS or PhD degree in a related discipline, with working knowledge of Sciex mass spectrometry instrumentation, however, candidates with related skills and experience should contact Dr. Cal Vary for a conversation about a possible fit for the position: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ideal candidate will:
1. Have training in mass spectrometry techniques and related instrumentation.
2. Have training in basic and analytical biochemistry, molecular and cell biology.
3. Self-starter, intellectually engaged in the science and technology development, and able to work independently to troubleshoot problems and analyze the data obtained from mass spectrometry experiments.
4. Have good organizational and personnel management skills.
5. Able to work with a variety of researchers to help design and implement projects.
* This is a grant funded position
Summary of Position Description
This individual's primary responsibility will be to manage applications of nano- and micro-scale liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. This includes, but is not limited to oversight of using this technology, maintenance of the instrumentation, overall technical and quality assurance operations, supply management, and training and instruction of the technology. May or may not have direct supervisory responsibility depending on the requirements of the project or program. Supported by grant funding that includes NIH funding or our Center of Biomedical Research Excellence.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
Ph.D. or M.S. plus experience or a B.S. in a specialized related field.
A minimum of 2 years of directly related experience.
May be proficient in operation of one or more applications within a specific technology. Skills should include ability to troubleshoot problems and analyze the data obtained from instrumentation.
Certifications based on technology, if applicable
Must have good organizational and personnel management skills.
Project management skills, communication skills, both personal and written, business skills and schedule planning acumen.
Visual acuity, manual dexterity, math skills and a scientific acumen required.