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Associate Director, Mass Spectrometry Core Facility at the Barnett Institute of Chemical and

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 10, 2021

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Associate Director, Mass Spectrometry Core Facility at the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Core Associate Director of the Mass Spectrometry Core Facility within the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis will be responsible for operating a key research facility for Northeastern University and partners.

Specifically, the Core Associate Director will be charged with operating and maintaining sample preparation, chromatography and mass spectrometry equipment and data analysis platforms, partnering with researchers on methods development and evaluation, consulting Core users regarding the most appropriate experimental strategies, assisting in data analysis and interpretation, extending the network of Core users, overseeing financial aspects of the Core operation, and the training of students on use of the facility and equipment.

The Core Associate Director will also lead other administrative duties related to operating the laboratory efficiently. This will include overseeing other staff of the Core Facility, overseeing a shared consumables budget and associated ordering, setting up service contracts for equipment and ensuring all equipment is properly maintained, and working as the liaison to college and university space and safety staff.

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry or related field plus at least 5 years of post-graduate experience. The candidate must have demonstrated hands-on proficiency with LC-MS/MS and MALDI mass spectrometry for protein, peptide identification and characterization, and small molecule analysis. Experience with protein sample preparation and isolation methods, electrophoresis, various modes of one- and two-dimensional analytical HPLC, and data processing is also required.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate has a solid understanding of proteomics, protein chemistry, protein characterization, metabolite profiling, and relevant bioinformatics and data analysis methods. Experience with qualitative and quantitative protein profiling, and characterization of post-translational modifications, including in-depth knowledge of and hands-on experience with Orbitrap, triple quadrupole, quadrupole time-of-flight (QTOF) and ion trap MS instrument operation and maintenance, data interpretation, and background literature is preferred.

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