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Senior Research Associate or Staff Research Scientist (Metabolomic Platform)- Jain Lab
Company: Gladstone Institutes
Location: San Francisco, CA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/14/2020
Expire Date: 12/14/2020
Job Categories: Science
Job Description
Senior Research Associate or Staff Research Scientist (Metabolomic Platform)- Jain Lab
The Gladstone Institutes is seeking a talented and motivated scientist to direct the Gladstone Metabolomics Platform. The successful candidate will work closely and collaboratively with Gladstone scientists on a range of research projects employing targeted and untargeted metabolomics and lipidomics, as well as introducing cutting edge analytical and mass-spec techniques to propel science at the Gladstone. The successful candidate for Metabolomics Platform director will be responsible for training and interacting with individual lab members. They will be actively engaged in experimental design, analysis, manuscript preparation and grant writing. They will have access to resources to set-up and maintain a state-of-the-art metabolomics platform (with full-time access to a Thermo Q-Exactive or equivalent). They will be interacting closely with the Gladstone Mass Spectroscopy Center


Essential Functions:
Serve as the lead on multiple projects using metabolomics and lipidomics to solve exciting problems related to human health, metabolism and physiology
Manage and improve metabolomics and lipidomics platforms and associated data analysis pipelines
Ensure rigorous analysis and high-quality data acquisition to drive research projects to completion
Develop recommendations about instrumentation purchase/maintenance, data infrastructure, project goals etc.

Qualifications & Requirements
Essential Qualifications:
7+ years of related experience for individuals with a BS/BA
5+ years of related experience for individuals with a MS/MA
PhD in Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry or related field with experience in metabolomics (and ideally, lipidomics)
Experience in metabolomics method development and mass spectrometry data interpretation (e.g. identification and follow-up of unknown peaks)
Familiarity with high-resolution mass spec machines and techniques (e.g. Thermo platform)
Ability to develop custom metabolite extraction methods, chromatography conditions, etc. for relative and absolute quantification of metabolites

Preferred Qualifications:
Expertise preparing tissue, cell, plasma or spent media samples for metabolomics experiments to ensure reproducibility and accurate representation of cellular metabolism (metabolism quenching, redox-specific preparations, homogenization, cell lysis, etc).
Expertise in multivariate statistical data analysis that includes understanding of statistical error (FDR, power analysis etc), and practical application areas and limitations of common statistical and visualization methods, some experience with R or Python is desired.
Experience and desire to develop and teach research staff in best practices
Experience working in large teams and communicating with people who have little or no knowledge of mass spectrometry and metabolomics.

Additional Information:

Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Be a part of big ideas and consider Gladstone.
Gladstone is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Information
Website: https://gladstone.wd5.myworkdayjobs...
Company Description:
The Gladstone Institutes is an independent, not-for-profit research institution. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of all people through medical research and education in neuroscience, cardiovascular biology, immunology, and stem cell biology. Home to notable leaders in science and biomedicine, Gladstone comprises four institutes as well as various centers and programs. All of its approximately 500 members are aligned in their mission to carry out or support science that overcomes disease. Located in an award-winning building at the Mission Bay Campus, Gladstone offers a competitive salary and benefits program. It provides an ideal environment for those seeking to maximize and fully leverage their potential. Consider Gladstone and make a difference in human health.
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