Post Doctoral

University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas
Commensurate with Experience
Oct 14, 2020
Nov 13, 2020
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Job Code:                0509

Job Title:                 Post Doctoral

Department:          Chemistry

Reports To:             In accordance with specific departmental policies

FLSA Status:           Exempt

Prepared By:         Human Resource Services

Summary:  The desired candidate is expected to performs complex research work in the implementation and monitoring of specialized research projects.  May train and supervise the work of others. 

Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is to assist the investigator on a NIH funded project to study urinary metabolites for cancer diagnosis.  The main duties and responsibilities involved in this position are described as follows.

  • Conducts, monitors, and analyzes research projects to include interpreting results, recommending technology-based solutions, or determining computational strategies; monitors long-range research objectives, programs, and priorities.
  • Provides feedback relating to research design, planning, instrumentation, statistical analysis, and reporting.
  • Assists with conducting data quality assurance procedures;
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes research data to include the use of use of statistical methods and relational databases to analyze data sets;
  • Prepares and provides presentations for professional organizations.
  • Communicates research results through conference presentations, scientific publications, or project reports.
  • May train users on the operation and data management of research equipment.
  • May participate in proposal writing and coordination for external funds for equipment acquisitions.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and able to learn and use institutional software systems.
  • Complies with all State and University policies.
  • Manages order and routine laboratory operation.
  • Other duties may be assigned but will be within reasonable range.

Supervisory Responsibilities: May carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's objectives, policies and applicable laws.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Preferred qualifications include but not limited to the following.

  • Proficiency in Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, preferably on an Agilent system.
  • Proficiency in MassHunter software or other qualitative and quantitative data analysis system.
  • Skills in statistical concepts and methods and their application to research analysis.
  • Knowledge in statistical program, such as R.
  • Skills in conducting qualitative and quantitative research and in using computers, software, and statistical tools and programs.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and oversee research projects, evaluate research data, ensure the development of measuring instruments with respect to reliability, relevance, and validity, interpret and publish research findings, and communicate effectively.

Minimum Education required: PhD in Analytical Chemistry or related fields. 

Minimum Experience required:        

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.