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The Patti group in the Department of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis is seeking a Research Scientist. Our group applies mass spectrometry-based metabolomics to understand physiological regulation in diseases, such as cancer as well as metabolic responses to drugs/toxicants.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborates with PI on the design, conduct and reporting of research projects for all individuals in the lab.
Assists with grant preparation and reporting. Is expected to help write grant proposals with PI and may write independent proposals with the approval of the PI, Department Head and Dean.
Prepares and submits papers on research (including research from trainees).
Develops hypotheses to be tested and ways of testing them.
Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
Manages research project with other institutions and investigators.
Trains students and postdocs to perform research. Teaches students and postdocs how to prepare presentations, manuscripts, and grants.
Travels to give oral presentations at other universities and conferences on the lab's work.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Ph.D., M.D., or an equivalent terminal degree and at least five years of postdoctoral experience.
Experience independently leading a laboratory as a PI or director.
At least ten years of related experience.
At least five years of experience in research leadership.
Ability to manage and train a large group.
Ability to help trainees troubleshoot experimental challenges.
Analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated working knowledge of standard laboratory policies, procedures and equipment.
Ability to communicate in oral and written form with all levels of personnel and technical publications.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Applicant Special Instructions:
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Chemistry. This position is for the Danforth Campus. The individual must be able to travel to on- and off-campus locations.
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