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Position: Director, Mass Spectrometry Lab
Institution: University of Kansas
Location: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
Duties: The director works with campus researchers, academic and nonprofit institutions, and industry partners on project planning, method development, sample preparation, data acquisition, and informatics. Responsibilities also include providing project support, consultation, and instruction on understanding datasets, including proteomic and metabolomic data. The director must also effectively communicate project progress, prepare technical summaries and presentations, and participate in grant writing and publication. Finally, the director must manage MSL staff and budget. The director serves at the pleasure of the Vice Chancellor for Research and reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research for day-to-day operations
Requirements: 1. Ph.D. (biology, chemistry or related discipline); 2. 7 years of research experience in chemistry, biology, or chemical biology; 3. Familiarity with general laboratory procedures; 4. Expertise in specific techniques and instrumentation involving mass spectrometry, including proteomics, metabolomics, and sample preparation; 5. Theoretical understanding of the basis of mass spectrometry as evidenced by publications, application materials, and/or interview; 6. Oral and written communication and presentation skills as evidenced by the application and interview; 7. Experience with budget management
   
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Diversity Contact Us Search Search form Search this site HomeDirector, Mass Spectrometry Lab - 17114BR Director, Mass Spectrometry Lab - 17114BR Director, Mass Spectrometry LabDepartment: Office of ResearchLocation/Division: University of Kansas - LawrenceReg/Temp: RegularEmployee Class: U-Unclassified Professional StaffPosition OverviewThe University of Kansas Office of Research is seeking a Director for the Mass Spectrometry and Analytical Proteomics Laboratory, a centrally funded core research laboratory that supports projects in fundamental and translational sciences, including small molecule, proteomics, and metabolomics. The lab houses a Thermo Q Exactive HF with a Waters M Class UPLC, a Synapt G2 with a Waters Nano UPLC, an LCT Premier, a Quatro Micro with an Agilent 6890N Gas Chromatograph, UPLC inlet, and autosampler, a QTOF Premier with Acquity UPLC inlet, and a Quatro Ultima with Acquity UPC inlet. The director works with campus researchers, academic and nonprofit institutions, and industry partners on project planning, method development, sample preparation, data acquisition, and informatics. Responsibilities also include providing project support, consultation, and instruction on understanding datasets, including proteomic and metabolomic data. The director must also effectively communicate project progress, prepare technical summaries and presentations, and participate in grant writing and publication. Finally, the director must manage MSL staff and budget. The director serves at the pleasure of the Vice Chancellor for Research and reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research for day-to-day operations. The successful candidate must be highly motivated to work in an interdisciplinary collaborative environment with a diverse user base. Outstanding communication skills are required. The director must be skilled at multi-tasking and prioritization with various projects simultaneously, and must ensure that the Mass Spectrometry and Analytical Proteomics Lab is on the technical cutting-edge to provide mass spectrometry services to users.Founded in 1865, KU is an R1-rated research university with more than 40 graduate programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report. KU enrolls 28,500 students and employs nearly 2,900 Faculty members across five campuses (Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park, Wichita and Salina). The Office of Research oversees 10 university research centers, two state surveys and about a dozen core laboratories. Cor lab personnel play a critical role in research success at KU - collaborating with faculty, students and industry researchers to acquire data, train users on instrumentation, and help plan experiments and interpret data. They also frequently co-author publications and serve as co-investigators on grant proposals. Thanks in part to core lab support, faculty and staff on all KU campuses generated $263.9 million in externally funded research expenditures in fiscal year 2019. Collectively, that activity fuels KU’s mission to be an institution “making discoveries that change the world.” It’s also among the reasons KU retains membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities — one of just 36 U.S. public institutions among 65 that are transforming lives through education, research and innovation. As a premier international research university, The University of Kansas is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that nurtures the growth and development of all. KU holds steadfast in the belief that a variety of values, interests, experiences, and intellectual and cultural viewpoints enrich learning and our workplace. The Office of Research actively seeks applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education. Please include a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and how it fits with your career goals. Job Description20% - Design and implement experiments to support ongoing research projects, in consultation with principal investigators.20% - Train, manage, and supervise lab staff to ensure staff are updated with current methodology and safety procedures.15% - Organize and analyze data acquired for PIs.10% - Provide assistance in the general operation of the laboratory10% - Along with the Office of Research, manage the budget of the lab, including generation of user rates, and invoicing users.5% - Write grant applications, particularly for acquisition of new instrumentation5% - Train core users (including graduate students and postdoctoral trainees) how to operate instrumentation and analyze data.5% - Prepare and present data for publication and assist in writing manuscripts5% - Assist in the preparation of grant applications and other PI-driven research proposals5% - Perform other duties as requiredRequired Qualifications1. Ph.D. (biology, chemistry or related discipline)2. 7 years of research experience in chemistry, biology, or chemical biology3. Familiarity with general laboratory procedures4. Expertise in specific techniques and instrumentation involving mass spectrometry, including proteomics, metabolomics, and sample preparation5. Theoretical understanding of the basis of mass spectrometry as evidenced by publications, application materials, and/or interview6. Oral and written communication and presentation skills as evidenced by the application and interview7. Experience with budget management8. Current knowledge of pertinent literature as demonstrated by work history, publications and/or grant activities9. Demonstrated ability to work in teams in a collaborative research environment as evidenced by application materials, interview and/or referencesPreferred Qualifications1. Minimum 5 years of experience in quantitative proteomics, and post-translational modification analysis using mass spectrometry2. Minimum 5 years of experience in bioinformatics/computational approaches in mass spectrometry analysis, including protein quantification, statistical analyses, quantitative proteomics, and pathway analysis3. Minimum 5 years of experience in the management, operation, and/or repair of instrumentation utilized in mass spectrometry4. Programming experience5. Experience in personnel management6. Experience managing a core research laboratory, establishing rates for users based on actual costs, and invoicing users Additional Candidate InstructionsA complete application includes an online application, cover letter detailing your interest in the position and how it fits with your career goals, resume highlighting pertinent experience relative to the required and preferred qualifications and contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.Application review will begin Monday, June 1, 2020 and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified. Contact Information to ApplicantsCari Alferscariell@ku.eduAdvertised Salary RangeMinimum $100,000.00Application Review Begins01-Jun-2020Anticipated Start Date01-Aug-2020Apply to Job Search Jobs Search this site Posting Information Posting ID:17114BR Department:Office of Research Location/Division:University of Kansas - Lawrence Reg/Temp:Regular Employee Class:U-Unclassified Professional Staff Application Review Begins:01-Jun-2020 Apply to Job Existing Candidate Login Other Employment at KU Athletics KU Memorial Unions Endowment Alumni KUMC Off-Campus Student Employment Related Links Employment Posters Human Resources Immigration Related Notices Institutional Opportunity & Access KUMC Human Resources About the Area Friendly folks. A big city vibe. Discover all that’s great about Lawrence. Lawrence, Kan. 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