Assistant Specialist (Metabolomic Shared Resource)
University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

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Renewable annually depending on performance and/or availability of funds.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conducts metabolomic profiling and cancer phenotyping projects;
  • Develops protocols and maintain reliable and productive GC-MS and LC-MS-based metabolomics platforms in the metabolomic lab;
  • Works with the Principal Investigator (PI) to coordinate and organize the research projects;
  • Manages experimental materials, biological specimens, metabolomics data generated from projects conducted in the lab;
  • Works closely with University of Hawaii (UH) Cancer Center and UH department investigators, support staff and administrative personnel to address research needs and to be compliant with the institutional requirements;
  • Works with the PI on scientific publications, grant applications, and project reports;
  • Acts as a senior member of the PI research team in developing research projects;
  • Works with the PI to organize group meetings, scientific discussions and journal club;
  • Participates and presents research data in domestic and international scientific conferences;
  • Performs other scholarly duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree plus 30 credit hours of graduate study in a field relevant to the position involved from a college or university of recognized standing;
  • Three years of related work experience as a Junior Specialist or equivalent with a focus on metabolomics;
  • Knowledge of metabolomics and analytical chemistry;
  • Knowledge of basic biochemical and biostatistical analysis of data typically associated with metabolomic studies;
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct mass spectrometry-based metabolic analysis of biological samples generated from human studies and animal models;
  • Demonstrated ablity to perform routine as well as complex laboratory experiments required by metabolomics study;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Desirable Qualifications
  • Doctorate in biochemistry, pharmaceutical science, or in related life sciences field;
  • Postdoctoral training in bioanalytical or bioinformatic research.

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