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Mass Spectrometry Lab Manager

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Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department Nutrition Research Institute-633300
Working Title Mass Spectrometry Lab Manager
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Research
Position Posting Category Laboratory Management and Services
Salary Range Dependent on Qualifications
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0002882
Position ID 20022573
Posting Open Date 01/05/2018
Application Deadline 03/18/2018
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 03/05/2018
Position Summary

The Research Associate will work as an integral part of the Sumner lab at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute and will serve as the Mass Spectrometry Lab Manager for Metabolomics Research.

Principle Functions:

Mass Spectrometry Lab Manager for Metabolomics Research – Develops and manages methods and workflows for mass spectrometry. Maintains positive working relationships with collaborators. Identifies funding opportunities, participates in proposal development, and writes sections for manuscripts.

Data Analysis Research – Advises basic, clinical, and translational scientists on study design. Monitors quality control of metabolomics data analysis. Collaborates with biostatistician to analyze metabolomics data and integrate with other data streams.

General Lab – Receives samples, logs inventory, provides general laboratory cleanup, orders supplies, and schedules studies.

Educational Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or other field relevant to developing and applying mass spectrometry methods required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 5 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.

Qualifications and Experience

Minimum of 5 years of experience in development of mass spectrometry methods, application of mass spectrometry, and analysis of mass spectrometry data. This position requires strong critical thinking skills, self-direction and motivation, project management skills, effective time management, and organizational skills.

Computer skills required: Experience working with Waters, Thermo, and/or LECO software for mass spectrometry.

Must be able to work in Kannapolis, NC (20 miles from Charlotte and 2 hours from UNC Chapel Hill main campus).

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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Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Brandi Childers, HR Manager
Department Contact Telephone or Email
Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to
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Applicant Documents

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

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  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
  2. * This position is located in Kannapolis, NC (near Charlotte). Are you able to work in Kannapolis?
    • Yes
    • No