Buck Institute for Research on Aging
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We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Research Associate II to join our metabolomics core facility. As a Research Associate II, you will play a critical role in advancing our metabolomics research efforts through expert analytical and data analysis skills. The ideal candidate should have a background in metabolomics techniques, laboratory experience, and data analysis knowledge. This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team.
- Perform sample preparation, extraction, and analysis using a variety of metabolomics mass spectrometric instruments.
- Develop and optimize metabolomics workflows to improve sensitivity, reproducibility, and throughput while adhering to quality standards.
- Collect, process data generated from metabolomics experiments, ensuring accuracy, reliability, and consistency.
- With help and supervision of other MS Core scientists, utilize statistical and computational tools to perform data analysis, including multivariate analysis, pathway analysis, and statistical modeling.
- Generate comprehensive reports, figures, and presentations summarizing experimental results for internal and external stakeholders.
Education & Experience
- Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., biochemistry, analytical chemistry, metabolomics, or related disciplines).
- 2+ years of hands-on experience in analytical sample preparation (liquid-liquid extraction, SPE).
- Knowledge of any metabolomics data processing tools and software platforms, such as Compound Discoverer, XCMS, MetaboAnalyst, is highly desirable.
- Familiarity with any data analysis software such as R to perform statistical analyses, multivariate data analysis, and pathway analysis.
- Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks effectively.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, enabling effective collaboration within a multidisciplinary team and the ability to convey complex technical information to non-experts.
- Proven track record of contributing to research projects, evidenced by publications (preferable), presentations, or project outcomes.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
- Salary $65,000 – $85,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- Comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, and retirement plans.
- Opportunities for professional development and continuous learning in the dynamic field of metabolomics.
- Access to state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge instrumentation.
- Collaborative and inclusive work environment fostering teamwork and innovation.