Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Provides critically complex research and experimentation for department/s allowing the advancement of scientific analysis and discovery. Serves as a subject matter expert offering support, training and guidance relative to the discipline/area. May participate and or present on the research developed, or the established work of those within the department.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs complex analyses from targeted mass spectrometry data that is acquired from quadrupole Orbitrap mass spectrometers, experiments and project work under general direction of the PI. Serves as representative for PI and ensures procedures and protocols are adhered to consistently and effectively meet department’s standard. Exhibits a high degree of independent problem solving and ability to conduct research on assigned projects. May serve in lead role, as needed.
Interprets peptide fragmentation spectra to determine amino acid sequences and identify false positives.
Plans, develops, organizes and formalizes research results and findings. Assesses data quality using defined metrics and may organize data for presentation and/or present on behalf of department. Conducts literature searches related to research projects. Writes/co-authors publications and/or papers supporting research findings in logical and sometimes multiple formats tailored to audiences. May participate in work related to grants.
Solves practical problems relating to difficulty with equipment or test subjects. Suggests technical/ procedural improvements in various methods and develops new quality control criteria, experimental procedures and protocols for SOP implementation. May develop and optimize experimental procedures and protocols. Provide high level troubleshooting to advance process or lab procedures.
Serves as department’s research representative and may participate in various related meetings and events. Gathers/delivers data/information and serves as subject matter expert. Performs statistical data analysis, as needed. Presents research information to internal and/or external audiences.
Organizes and maintains required documentation on lab and/or specimen conditions, and can develop and summarize information into usable formats or presentations on behalf of the department. Prepares reports for data publication in peer-reviewed journal. May communicate findings to various users or external audiences.
Performs all related work in accordance with established protocols and assures compliance with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation.
May explain methods, lead or train other personnel or observers.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R09.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Master’s degree in a related field with 7 years of experience in a laboratory setting or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience equaling at least 10 years.
Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to present on various research topics to internal or external audiences.
Ability to maintain complete and organized records and reports.
Demonstrated ability as a self-starter with strong critical thinking and attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability and knowledge of computer software & lab equipment including statistical software, spreadsheets, and lab management systems.
Ability to work in lab research environment.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research - Proteomics Core Lab. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
The hiring range for this position is $40,706 - $54,933 annually.
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