Research Associate B

Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire
Commensurate with Experience
Aug 31, 2018
Sep 30, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Experienced, motivated analytical chemist wanted for bioanalytical position. The project involves the use of comprehensive chromatography (e.g., GCxGC-tofMS) as well as GC-MS to do targeted and untargeted analyte optimization and quantification. The project ultimately aims to develop diagnostics for infectious diseases. A working knowledge of statistics is desired and an interest in microbiology or infectious diseases would round out a competitive applicant. PhD-level or equivalent experience. Successful candidates will join an active, ambitious, and dynamic community within the research lab group and also through on campus, national, and international collaborators. There will be opportunities to present, publish, and receive mentorship in preparation for the next steps of your career. Funding is provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Works closely with the PI to establish project goals, design experiments, and interpret results
  • Interacts with collaborators from different departments and institutions on a regular basis
  • Serves as major contributing member of the research team, participating in the development of research hypotheses and planning the project parameters and scope
  • Authors and co-authors research findings and presents at national conferences
  • Mentors junior members of the research group
  • Conducts instrument design, construction, testing and validation
  • Independently conducts research of aspects of multiple projects or runs the research laboratory while engaged in academic/intellectual endeavors
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining experimental schedules and deadlines
  • Assists in grant writing and manuscript writing.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • D. in analytical chemistry or equivalent.
  • Expertise in at least GC-MS.
  • Experience asking hypothesis-driven questions in an infectious diseases context
  • Microbiological experience
  • Use of statistical software or Matlab and/or programming skills (e.g., R, Python)
  • Ability to design and conduct analytical chemistry experiments independently
  • Ability to do careful sample preparation and sample handling
  • Ability to interpret results, problem solve and adjust strategy
  • Fluent use of analytical software (ChromaTOF, if possible)
  • Statistical interpretation of raw data
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with a team
  • A high interest in microbiological diagnostic systems
  • A high interest in learning advanced statistical skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience asking hypothesis-driven questions in an infectious diseases context
  • Microbiological experience
  • Use of statistical software or Matlab and/or programming skills (e.g., R, Python)

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Special Instructions to Applicants: This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

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