Stanford University Mass Spectrometry (SUMS, http://mass spec.stanford.edu) is a central university shared resource laboratory which operates under the purview of the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research (VPDoR). The laboratory's expertise and support are available to researchers throughout Stanford University & Medical Center and worldwide. Beyond making available state-of-the-art, user-friendly resources and services, the laboratory enables education, methods development, and new applications development, designed to meet the rapidly evolving needs of researchers. Due to the essential information that mass spectrometry provides to researchers in the fields of the physical and life sciences, medicine, and engineering, the laboratory serves as an "intellectual watering hole" at the crossroads of diverse disciplines.
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Stanford University Mass Spectrometry (SUMS, http://mass spec.stanford.edu) is a critical university core resource laboratory that serves the scientific research community at Stanford and beyond. SUMS has an immediate opening for a staff scientist who will provide targeted quantitation mass spectrometry expertise and support for scientists across a range of disciplines.
SUMS is seeking a Staff Scientist to join our team in a unique role combining educational and scientific support responsibilities. You will be responsible for leading SUMS' educational efforts in coursework and workshop development for both small group and individualized settings, with emphasis on experiential approaches using mass spectrometry instrumentation and related research equipment. You will also provide highly specialized technical research and support as well as expert instruction and consultation as part of our proteomics team, including designing and implementing fit-for-purpose analyses from experimental design and sample preparation through data acquisition and analysis, using a variety of Orbitrap-based and other mass spectrometer platforms for a wide range of discovery and quantitative proteomics projects.
*Design and develop complex and specialized equipment, instruments, or systems; coordinate detailed phases of work related to responsibility for part of a major project or for an entire project of moderate scope.
*Develop technical and methodological solutions to complex engineering/scientific problems requiring independent analytical thinking and advanced knowledge.
*Develop creative new or improved equipment, materials, technologies, processes, methods, or software important to the advancement of the field.
*Contribute technical expertise and perform basic research and development in support of programs/projects; act as advisor/consultant in area of specialty.
*Contribute to portions of published articles or presentations; prepare and write reports; draft and prepare scientific papers.
*Provide technical direction to other research staff, engineering associates, technicians, and/or students, as needed.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related discipline and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
*PhD in Chemistry or related discipline
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
*Thorough knowledge of the principles of analytical chemistry and related natural sciences.
*Demonstrated project management experience.
*An excellent grasp of chromatography and mass spectrometry fundamentals
*Hands-on experience with common LC/MS troubleshooting and maintenance
*A desire to teach within a shared resource setting, tailor new educational protocols, and develop curricula in collaboration with faculty and SUMS staff
*Solid foundation in proteomic mass spectrometry; experience with other flavors of mass spectrometry applications including intact protein, targeted quantitation, and metabolic profiling are valuable pluses
*Detailed understanding of and experience in modern proteomic mass spectrometry applications, such as discovery/shotgun analyses, post translational modification studies, isobaric labeling and other quantitative techniques, PRM and targeted methods, structural and kinetic methods, and others as appropriate to the research demands of our users
*Willingness to take initiative, function well both independently and in small teams, and quickly assimilate new techniques and concepts
*Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills to guide SUMS users and address their experimental and educational needs
*Frequently grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
*Occasionally stand/walk, sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp forcefully.
*Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, use a telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, operate foot and/or hand controls, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
*May be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, Allergens/Biohazards/Chemicals /Asbestos, confined spaces, working at heights 4-10 feet.
*Employee must perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses and shoes, protective clothing and gloves, and possibly a respirator.
*May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.
*May require travel.
*Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
*Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
*Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
The expected pay range for this position is $98,000-$115,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
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The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
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