Project Scientist (Mass Spectrometry Senior Scientist) - Smidt Heart Institute - Van Eyk Lab
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: HRC0808576
As a Project Scientist (Mass Spectrometry Senior Scientist), you will work independently and in cooperation with the Principal Investigator to make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in any academic discipline. You may be an ongoing member of a research team or may be employed for a limited period of time to contribute high-level skills to a specific research or creative program. Project Scientists are not required to carry out independent research or to develop an independent research reputation and do not have teaching responsibilities. Ordinarily, the Project Scientist title will carry out research or creative programs as well as administration of day-to-day lab operations with supervision by a member of the Professorial Series.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITES:
The Mass Spectrometry Senior scientist will be responsible for independent operation and maintenance of several LC-MS systems. Operation will consist of planning and driving research projects, clinical studies and trials with the assistance of research scientists and post-doctoral fellows. Maintenance will consist of routine instrument cleaning, calibration following established SOPs and troubleshooting of system errors. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:
Strong leadership experience and communication skills.
The ability to independently conduct research while accomplishing established goals.
Work closely with academic lab leadership, key opinion leaders and PIs in order to appropriately evaluate/validate established and new quantitative mass spectrometry via LC/MS, digital immunoassays, or related techniques for protein and or small molecule analysis.
Maintain assigned lab efficiency standards, with a consistent focus on project deadlines, and performance metrics.
Review and write up standard operating procedures, research and clinical study reports, and peer-reviewed scientific publications.
Research associates may in part report to this position; as such, the candidate will participate in staff performance assessment and career development.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
May assist in preparation of grant proposals, submissions, publications and presentations but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
May serve as PI for certain grants as approved by supervising member of the Professorial Series.
May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
May develop, adapt and implement new research techniques and protocols.
Assists in lab experiments.
Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.
May lead or train Staff Research Associates and Research Fellows.
Will assist in day-to-day laboratory activities.
Appointees on an academic trajectory will be expected to commit a portion of their time to developing an independent range of research.
PhD or highest degree in analytical chemistry or similar field is required
Demonstrated significant, original, and creative contributions to a research or creative program or project
Completion of Postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization
A minimum of three (3) years as a Postdoctoral Fellow.
Completion of postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization.
Knowledge of PI's area of research specialization.
Demonstrated technical competency in a variety of research techniques and protocols.
One to five (1-5) years' experience in operation of LC-MS systems.
Scientific background in mass spectrometry (MS) and analytical chemistry with direct hands on experience in development of LC-MS/MS assays for small molecules, peptides, and proteins.
Experience with assay automation, multiplexing, and validation.
Strong organization and scientific writing skills, with a record of contributions to publications.
Demonstrated experience with managing deadlines and people.
Experienced with implementation of high throughput mass spectrometry, automation technology, and multiplexing biomarker assays, preferred.
Familiarity of Proteomics software and Bioinformatics tools, preferred.
Three (3) years of project management experience is preferred.
Working Title: Project Scientist (Mass Spectrometry Senior Scientist) - Smidt Heart Institute - Van Eyk Lab
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.