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Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Cardiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Post Doc Instructions:
Please do not submit an application to this posting.� To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in �Applicant Special Instructions�.
A liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry/organic synthetic chemistry postdoctoral position is available immediately at the Washington University Metabolomics Facility. The postdoctoral researcher will develop small molecular biomarkers for lysosomal storage disorders after receiving training in liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. The researcher will have the opportunity to access the state-of-the-art lab equipment at the Metabolomics Facility. The goal is to use metabolomics approaches to discover potential biomarkers, to apply mass spectrometric technologies and chemical derivatization to identify their structures, to synthesize commercially unavailable biomarkers and their stable isotope-labeled analogs as internal standards, and to develop validated liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry methods for biomarkers to support clinical studies.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Trains under the supervision of a faculty mentor including (but not limited to):
Manages their own project, which should lead to a first author publication.
Develops expertise in liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry metabolomics for biomarker discovery and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry based clinical assays.
Develops proficiency in career skills, including writing, public speaking, networking, and critical evaluation of scientific literature.
Presents scientific work both inside and outside the University with excellent oral communication skills.
Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
Prepares and submits papers on research with excellent writing skills.
Designs research experiments.
Evaluates research findings and reports results.
Conscientious discharge of his/her research responsibilities.
Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records.
Engage in open and timely discussion with his/her mentor regarding possession or distribution of material, reagents, or records belonging to their laboratory and any proposed disclosure of findings or techniques privately or in publications.
Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
Adherence to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations. All data, research records and materials and other intellectual property generated in University laboratories remain the property of the University.
Highly-motivated Ph.D. in organic chemistry.
Ability to work independently.
Experience with total synthesis of natural products.
Ability to organize and work on multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently.
Analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data and to communicate data in a clear, concise manner.
Personnel & project management experience.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
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.
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.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and two reference letters from mentors to Dr. Xuntian Jiang at email@example.com.
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