Rockefeller University Research Support Specialist in New York, New York
Job Title Research Support Specialist
Laboratory / Department Proteomics Resource Center
The Proteomics Resource Center at The Rockefeller University masters most aspects of mass spectrometry based proteomics which includes, denovo sequencing, targeted studies, quantitative proteomics profiling based on label free quantitation as well as metabolic labelled samples (SILAC), chemical labeling, tandem-mass tag technology, absolute quantitation and global post translational analysis. The Center also offers LC-MS based analysis of small molecules, polar metabolites and lipids. Very importantly, the Center is a source for help with planning of mass spectrometry based experiments and the Center have the capability to offer in-depth collaborative analysis. Also, the PRC is operated in a boutique style; encouraging the scientists of the Center to work closely with users to create a tailored approach to fit the many unique questions that can be answered by analytical mass spectrometry.
The PRC are equipped with Orbitrap type mass spectrometers (high resolution/high mass accuracy), operates a triple quadrupole and can separate analytes using both nano and high flow liquid chromatography. The Center is equipped with multiple high performance servers for data analysis.
In addition to analysis by mass spectrometry, the Center offers production of custom peptides and peptide libraries and different pre-mass spectrometry fractionation techniques, which include off-line separation of peptides and proteins by liquid chromatography.
Reporting to the Director of the Proteomics Resource Center, the Research Support Specialist will join the Metabolomics Platform at the Proteomics Resource Center (PRC). The Center is currently equipped with one Q-Exactive Plus fully dedicated to the Metabolomics Platform and an Agilent GC-MS. Vendor software includes LipidSearch 4.2, LipidSearch 5.0, and Compound Discoverer 3.3. The Research Support Specialist will be responsible for analyzing targeted and untargeted metabolomics and lipidomics projects, using LC-MS/MS and/or GC-MS data, in close collaboration with researchers from over 50 of the University's labs. Responsibilities include managing and expanding compound libraries, interacting with and advising investigators regarding study design and sample preparation, collaborating with other team members in support of overall operations, and developing and implementing metabolomics-related methodology. Will maintain and operate higher-flow LC-MS/MS (Q-Exactive Plus), GCMS (Agilent Intuvo) and related equipment with a focus on high quality data generation, and oversee processing, analyzing, and interpreting data and reporting findings to investigators and the Director of the Proteomics Resource Center. Will also generate standard operating procedures, track and submit billing and purchasing information, and maintain laboratory appearance.
Bachelor's degree in science required; Master's degree or Ph.D. and educational emphasis in analytical chemistry, biology or chemistry preferred. Must have in-depth experience with liquid chromatography mass spectrometry based small molecule analysis, hands-on experience with mass spectrometry, hands-on experience with mass spectrometry, preferably Orbitrap type instruments, in-depth knowledge of instrument operation and maintenance, data interpretation, and knowledge of background literature, and ability to maintain and expand knowledge of mass spectrometry techniques through self-education, dialog with other experts, reading literature, and attending conferences and courses as necessary. Practical experience with informatics is preferred. Strong analytical and wet lab skills, excellent communication skills in oral and written English, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and flexibility to interact with a diverse group of researchers is a must.
This job requires that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Rockefeller University provides reasonable accommodations where legally required including accommodations for medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans