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Research Associate_Proteomics Facility

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Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department Pharmacology-424001
Working Title Research Associate_Proteomics Facility
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Research
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Salary Range
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0002414
Position ID 20020234
Posting Open Date 03/02/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Start Date 05/01/2017
Position Summary

A position is available for a Research Associate (RA) in the UNC Proteomics Core Facility, a University operated recharge core, specializing in advanced proteomics analysis. The RA will be responsible for preparing samples for proteomics analyses, operating and maintaining instruments, and analyzing complex qualitative/quantitative proteomics datasets. Current instrumentation includes: Waters NanoAcquity-Thermo LTQ-Orbitrap Velos, Thermo Easy nLC 1000-QExactive HF and Sciex 5800 MALDI-TOF/TOF. Additionally, the RA will lead method development efforts to expand the core facility’s capabilities. The RA will collaborate with investigators, research staff and students to design and perform experiments.

Educational Requirements

PhD or MS degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacology, or a related discipline.

Qualifications and Experience

The desired applicant will have a minimum of 4 years post-bachelor’s degree experience in proteomics and mass spectrometry. The applicant will have hands-on experience with LC-MS instruments such as high-resolution mass spectrometers (Thermo Orbitrap systems), triple quadrupoles, nanoLC systems (Waters nanoAcquity, Thermo Easy nLC), or other similar instruments. The applicant will have experience in preparing different sample types for proteomics analysis, as well as experience in data analysis using software such as Proteome Discoverer, Mascot, Scaffold, MaxQuant, Skyline. The applicant will have experience with quantitative analyses, including TMT, SILAC and label-free approaches. The applicant will have a working knowledge of cell biology and common biochemical techniques. Preference will be given to candidates with statistical and bioinformatics expertise, and/or experience in PTM (phosphorylation, ubiquitination) and protein interaction analyses. Experience with MALDI-TOF and targeted quantitation using multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) is a plus, but not required. Strong problem solving skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently is required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Upload the following documents as “Other Documents”: a statement of current and future research, career goals, three selected publications and two reference letters.

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Department Contact Name and Title Janeice Cox
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document
  4. List of References
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
    • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
    • None of the above