The University of Kentucky’s Center for Environmental and Systems Biochemistry seeks a Postdoctoral scientist in Mass Spectroscopy. The Center is a high technology core resource that serves the needs of researchers in both conventional and stable isotope resolved metabolomics (SIRM), with national and international collaborations and reputation. In addition to serving the at-large scientific community, the Center conducts metabolomics research directly with Federal and other grants to its directors. Candidates should have knowledge of metabolomics-oriented mass spectrometry technologies and experimental approaches, preferably with experience in coordinating users of shared analytical facilities.
Our mass spectrometry facilities presently include two Thermo Tribrid Fusion Orbitrap instrument, a Thermo Lumos Orbitrap, with Advion Nanomate direct infusion and Dionex IC, Thermo LTQ 1100 GC-MS, A Bruker SolariX 7T ICR spectrometer and an Agilent QQQ ICP-MS (for more details see https://bioinformatics.cesb.uky.edu/RCSIRM/AnalyticalCore).
The incumbent will conduct metabolomics research associated with projects in Lung Cancer Metabolism, which involves very extensive isotope-based data analysis in addition to the expected mass spectrometry skills. Duties will also include helping maintain the instrumentation and associated computer workstations, assist & instruct users on MS analysis, help schedule usage of the instrumentation, direct technical assistants, and assist in manuscript and proposal preparation. The successful candidate will have experience in at least one of the major types of MS instruments, basic MS instrument maintenance and minor repair skills, data system skills preferably with informatics experience, and a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. Please send inquiries, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Richard Higashi, email@example.com. The University of Kentucky is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities to all candidates regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or age. For more information, please see http://www.uky.edu/HR/working/