Job Information

University of Utah Mass Spectrometry Research Associate in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 12/07/2021

Requisition Number PRN28615B

Job Title Research Associate

Working Title Mass Spectrometry Research Associate

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F 8-5pm

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00943 - HSC Core Resrch Facility Oper

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 60000 to 90000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Operate mass spectrometers and analyze samples, prepare samples (e.g. protein digests, reverse phase purification), consult with Lab Director and meet with users of the facility, prepare reports for analyzed samples. Consultation with users of the Facility regarding their samples and mass spectrometry projects will be important. Apply various sample preparation and MS strategies for analysis of proteins and other biomolecules based on current Facility protocols, experience, and information in the literature. While much of this knowledge is expected to be part of the job candidate’s prior qualifications, the Lab Director will be available for consultation and instrument training.

Responsibilities

Operate mass spectrometers and analyze samples, prepare samples (e.g. protein digests, reverse phase purification), consult with Lab Director and meet with users of the facility, prepare reports for analyzed samples. Consultation with users of the Facility regarding their samples and mass spectrometry projects will be important. Apply various sample preparation and MS strategies for analysis of proteins and other biomolecules based on current Facility protocols, experience, and information in the literature. While much of this knowledge is expected to be part of the job candidate’s prior qualifications, the Lab Director will be available for consultation and instrument training.

BS or advanced degree in biochemistry, chemistry, or related field, and strong background in mass spectrometry is required. Minimum of 1 to 2 years’ experience working in a MS lab is required, preferably with experience in proteomics and biochemistry. Strong computer skills and ability to operate sophisticated instruments is required.

Minimum Qualifications

Preferences

Experience operating the following mass spectrometers is preferred, but not required to apply: Bruker Maxis-II ETD ; Bruker UltrafleXtreme Maldi ToF; Thermo QExactive-HF or other Orbitrap type instrument; and triple quadrupole instrumentation. Experience with nano- HPLC is beneficial. Must be able to precisely and carefully follow the lab protocols and procedures for sample handling, reporting, and operating and maintaining mass spectrometers. Experience in proteomics mass spectrometry, including in-gel protein digest, LC/MS/MS of protein digests, Proteome Discover, Mascot DB or other similar software tools for identification and quantification is preferred. The candidate must have excellent English communication skills and demonstrate a professional work ethics with colleagues and users of the Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Core Facility

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

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To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.