Title:  Staff Scientist

Division:  Advanced Technology Cores
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Baylor Main Campus, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  up to $70,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  4213

The Metabolomics Core at Baylor College of Medicine is an analytical facility specializing in liquid chromatography hyphenated with mass spectrometry techniques. The Core's main role is to support investigators in their research in the study of metabolism, as well as an understanding of the mechanisms of particular cancer states, which will ideally lead to earlier detection and better treatments.

Job Duties

Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator:

  • Oversees the maintenance of lab equipment, trouble shoot problems, fix the and be the point person for interaction with mass spec vendors. 
  • Conducts the meetings with users, design the experiment, explain the workflow, provide the data in appropriate format and interpret the findings. 
  • Operates various mass spectrometry instruments.
  • Demonstrates competency in method development, execution, data analysis, and interpretation of metabolomics profiling and quantitative targeted assays.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of multiple instruments in the laboratory.
  • Develops the new assays for the metabolomics core per customer needs.
  • Leads the development of unbiased metabolomics services.
  • Establishes MS/MS Databases for the metabolomics libraries.
  • Shows proficiency in interpreting mass spectrometry data.
  • Involves the development of in vivo metabolic flux methods.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study. 
  • Defines problems and possible solutions. 
  • Maintains ilab-based quote generation and billing.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctoral Degree. Experience may not be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Three years of post-doctoral research experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior hands-on experience with a variety of sample preparation techniques.
  • Experience with LC-MS and/or GC-MS is essential. Excellent skills in experimental design, implementation, troubleshooting, and data analysis.
  • Prior hands-on experience with a variety of sample preparation techniques (extraction, SPE, derivatization, etc.) and data analysis and interpretation for MS is required.





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