This position is to perform laboratory work to study human exposure to tobacco carcinogens to understand inter-individual differences in exposures, metabolism, and the related cancer risk in various tobacco user populations. In addition, this position is responsible for the management of multiple on-going projects in the research group, by independently analyzing and solving various relevant internal and external issues.
The position is funded through January 2022.
Essential functions: 1. Carries out specific research assignments with minimal guidance, which requires working knowledge of field (50%). Independently creates and plans experiments based on researching the relevant literature, contacting other researchers in the field and collaborating with other laboratories. Follows published procedures or develops new procedures when needed. Specifically this position is responsible for: - Analyses of tobacco biomarkers in various studies of tobacco carcinogenesis; - Adaptation of published analytical procedures for new biomarker assays that have not been previously analyzed in the laboratory; - Interactions and consulting with researchers from other research group on multiple projects.
2. Employs broad disciplinary knowledge and experience to facilitate the research program of the laboratory (45%). Specifically, this position is responsible for: - Creating data collection tools, protocols and guidelines for maintaining a complex repository of various biological samples from different projects; - Assisting in maintaining an inventory of quality control samples and analytical standards that are being used in various projects, and assuring the accuracy of standard concentrations. - Assisting in determining and planning the order in which sample processing and analyses of routine biomarkers for various collaborative projects is performed, how to use the available resources, and selecting approaches to assure timely completion of priority projects; - Mentoring, training, and supervision of undergraduate students, volunteers, and interns.
3. Assists in organizing research seminars relevant to the research program of the laboratory (5%)
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Bachelor’s degree plus two years of relevant professional experience or a combination of education and experience totaling at least six years.
Experience with biomarker analyses in biological samples, such as urine or blood, experience with mass-spectrometry, good project management and organizational skills, attention to detail.
Masters’ degree in chemistry biochemistry or related field
Experience with managing biorepositories, experience with handling and troubleshooting laboratory equipment, experience with regulatory processes and quality assurance, teaching/mentoring experience, good communication skills.
Internal Number: 336260
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