Research Scientist, Ophthalmology - UMKC School of Medicine, 76591
UNIVERSITY of MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY
School of Medicine / Ophthalmology
Vision Research Center
UMKC's nationally recognized Vision Research Center (VRC) is dedicated to advancing and promoting optimal vision health in the community and worldwide. The VRC is an innovative research organization that integrates interdisciplinary collaborative research teams from the Departments of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Sciences at the School of Medicine, as well as faculty from the School of Pharmacy. The teams through strong interaction between basic, translational and clinical researchers bring discoveries in vision research, disease pathogenesis, and breakthroughs in drug target discovery and therapeutic drug development to patients and their communities.
The UMKC School of Medicine is a partner of the UMKC Health Sciences District. The District strives to be a premier academic health district, engaging in cutting-edge biomedical research and entrepreneurship, delivering state-of-the-science health care, and educating the next generation of health care professionals. UMKC provides unique opportunities for research and health care collaboration across its Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Health Studies, and Pharmacy as well as University Health physicians, regional health care institutions, and the University of Missouri System's NextGen Data Science and Analytics Innovation Center.
The Vision Research Center of the School of Medicine seeks a Research Scientist. Job duties and responsibilities include:
* Operate and maintain the mass spectrometry and ancillary equipment, order routine supplies, prepare technical reports and archive data
* Supervise staff in proteomics and mass spectrometry techniques including data analysis
* Conduct collaborative research in the field of proteomics and mass spectrometry with a focus on ocular cell biology as part of NIH- and otherwise funded research projects. This involves preparing biological and other specimens for testing and to acquire, analyze and publish related dat
- Collaborate with other investigators in the UMKC Vision Research Center, who are focused on diseases affecting the eye, on ongoing research projects and contributing to publications as needed
* PhD or doctoral degree in a field of science relevant to research in mass spectrometry and proteomics i.e, biology, physics, engineering, biochemistry, chemistry
* Knowledge of protein quantitation approaches (DIA) applied to research and clinical applications
* At least 2 years experience working in the mass spectrometry and proteomics field with the ability to maintain and troubleshoot proteomics and mass spectrometry equipment
* Extensive experience in sample preparation, LC-MS operation, troubleshooting, QC, and standardization for proteomics workflow
- Good understanding of global proteomics, targeted quantitative proteomics and bioinformatic methods to interpret and validate findings
Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and credentials.
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