Research Scholar

North Carolina State University

United States

February 11, 2022


Posting Details Posting Number PG191378EP

Internal Recruitment No Working Title Research Scholar Anticipated Hiring Range $75,000 - $85,000 Work Schedule Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, may involve extended hours depending on the work needed. Job Location Raleigh, North Carolina Department METRIC Mass Spectrometry Platform Technology About the Department

The overarching goal of the Molecular Education, Technology and Research Innovation Center (METRIC) is to build a core facility that offers its clientele seamless access to qualitative and quantitative analysis for a diverse range of molecules for their research across multiple platform technologies and molecular scales. By coordinating three key platform technologies (X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, and Mass Spectrometry) across the departments and offering them as an integrated portal, it is envisioned that synergy and collaboration will be maximized throughout the greater university community.

METRIC will provide the following services:

  • X-ray crystallography: small molecule and macromolecular crystal structure determination
  • NMR spectroscopy: small molecule and macromolecular solution structures, protein-ligand interactions, protein dynamics
  • Mass spectrometry : small molecule identification and structural analysis, targeted and untargeted metabolomics, proteomics, lipidomics, glycomics, mass spectrometry imaging.
  • Education and training: each METRIC Lead Research Scientist will provide appropriate training to new users, enhance graduate and undergraduate education opportunities, organize educational materials, short courses, and workshops to support users, develop standard operating protocols for specific workflows, and coordinate to host regular forums for users to interact and share new methods.
  • Essential Job Duties

    Primary duties of the Research Scholar include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Designing and conducting -OMICS experiments with collaborators;
  • Developing new methods for extraction, separations, mass spectrometry and data analysis.
  • Preparing journal quality figures and experimental sections in collaboration with faculty.
  • Collaborating in writing grant proposals with faculty seeking to engage in -OMICS research.
  • Assisting in the development of Standard Operating Procedures and workflows within METRIC.
  • Other Responsibilities

    Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Education and Experience

  • Relevant Ph.D degree (or relevant terminal degree), or relevant Master's degree with at least 5 years of formal post-degree professional work experience.
  • Other Required Qualifications

  • Effective experimental design, presentation skills, data analysis, and writing.
  • Ability to work effectively with collaborators, ability to lead –OMICS projects n METRIC.
  • Ability to conduct scientific and educational presentations internal and external to NC State.
  • Ability to develop workflows and SOPs.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with modern mass spectrometry platforms including SLIM-Q-TOF, Ambient Ionization Sources, Mass Spectrometry Imaging, Metabolomics, Proteomics and/or LC-NMR-MS background desirable.
  • Experience in untargeted and targeted -OMICS and lipidomics, advanced separations, HRAM mass spectrometry, tandem MS, quantification, IROA, credentialing, bioinformatics, and mass spectrometry imaging.
  • Strong publication record.
  • Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry with a focus on biological mass spectrometry is highly preferred.
  • Published record of achievements in -OMICS research.
  • Required License(s) or Certification(s)


    Valid NC Driver's License required No Commercial Driver's License required No

    Job Open Date 12/01/2021

    Anticipated Close Date Open until filled. Special Instructions to Applicants

    In addition to your application, please submit a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for at least three (3) professional references.

    Position Number 00107748 & 00108492

    Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.0 Appointment 12 Month Recurring Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Non Mandatory - Emergency Event Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Department ID 210204 - METRIC Mass Spectrometry Platform Technology AA/EEO

    NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • HERC
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
  • Professional Organization
  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
  • NCSU Employee Referral
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
  • Other
  • If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Why you are interested in the position in METRIC and why would you be a good fit?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Give an example of how you have prioritized projects in your past positions.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Contact Information for References
  • Optional Documents