Job Posting: Assistant Project Scientist, West Coast Metabolomics Center

The Genome Center at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for an Assistant Project Scientist position.

This position is expected to work independently, planning and carrying out complex laboratory workflows in support of the Advanced Lipid Mediators Core of the West Coast Metabolomics Center at the UC Davis Genome Center. Responsible for the analysis and processing of biological samples for targeted metabolomics analyses using semi-high throughput gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and ultra-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) including the quantification of non-esterified and esterified fatty acids, short chain fatty acids, oxylipins, endocannabionids, bile acids, steroids, and ceramides as a core service for multiple on- and off-campus users. Responsible for sample processing, analysis, data analysis, quality controls and communication with customers and administration.

Candidates should have a PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent job experience and/or training; experience in the techniques necessary for quantitative analytical chemistry of low abundance natural products; experience in the operation and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation such as Agilent GC-MS, Sciex 4000 QTRAP, Sciex 6500 QTRAP, Waters Acquity UPLC and Shimadzu UPLC; and experience in independently planning and scheduling complex laboratory workflows like sequencing projects.

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system, JPF02250. Required materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, and letters of recommendation from 3-5 references. The deadline for full consideration is July 9, 2018.

The University of California, Davis, and the UC Davis Genome Center are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

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