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1 Feb 2018

Full-Time Research Associate

Mcgill University – Posted by aec12 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Job Description

The Metabolomics Core Facility provides GC/MS and LC/MS services in addition to bioenergetics profiling. The facility has two components: 1) services and 2) research development. The Core routinely performs targeted metabolite analyses as well as stable isotope tracing experiments. For the bioenergetics experiments, the Core uses Seahorse platforms. A team approach is at the center of both the services and research mandates of the Metabolomics Core Facility.

Primary Duties:
• Oversee research projects requiring method development, and delivery of results to customers for the service component of the Core
• Design, write, implement and maintain LC/MS and GC/MS SOPs, protocols and research methods; resolve conceptual problems by troubleshooting and researching
• Review & approve LC/MS and GC/MS data generated by other lab members.
• Develop, troubleshoot and implement new sample extraction and analysis methods by LC/MS & GC/MS
• Oversee implementation of new methods by coordinating with other lab members in the establishment of said new methods.
• Extract, collect LC/MS data, analyze and review and evaluate research findings of customer samples according to established facility standard operating procedures (SOP)
• Develop and apply ad-hoc bioinformatics solutions for the analysis of complex genomic datasets
• Develop and extend software tools, including data visualization.
• Disseminate research results and methodology, specifically the methods sections for client publications
• Disseminate of research results and developments at internal and external scientific meetings and in peer-reviewed scientific publications
• Contribute in developing figures and portions of text for grant proposals
• Assign & Schedule and determine SOPs for customer service samples (internal & external)
• Contribute to problem-solving discussions
• Lead or contribute the writing of manuscripts and data presentations.
• Participate in scientific conferences to learn about new MS developments.

• PhD in Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biomedical Life Sciences
• 5 years of research experience in mass-spectrometryincluding at least 3 years of direct experience in LC-MS equipment, technologies, and analysis
• Experience in the field of cancer research

• Demonstrated computer skills for the analysis of next generation sequencing data are required
• Previous experience in processing and analyzing NGS data, genome annotation or in developing sequence analysis pipelines
• Familiarity with databases, Oracle and mySQL, and statistical computing programs, R and Matlab, would be useful
• Ability to work independently, yet be a team player, in a multi-disciplinary environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French and English

How to Apply

Please submit your application to: aec12-hr [at] Please refer to this position reference number when applying: 20171211 Research Associate, Metabolomics Core Facility. We thank all applicants. Only selected candidates will be contacted

Job Categories: Featured. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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