Metabolomics Staff Scientist - PMSF

Saint Louis, Missouri
The Danforth Center offers competitive pay and a generous benefits package.
Nov 19, 2020
Dec 19, 2020
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Facility at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to fill an immediate, full-time position as a Metabolomics Staff Scientist. 

Responsibilities will include direction and execution of collaborations and fee for service small molecule analysis projects including targeted and untargeted metabolite profiling, development of quantitative methods, small molecule structure elucidation as well as metabolite extraction, and separations.  Hands-on experience with contemporary mass spectrometric and chromatographic instrumentation and associated software is a pre-requisite.  Experience with biochemical and molecular biological techniques is also a plus.  Other duties include troubleshooting instrumentation, routine maintenance, training of junior staff and facility users, tracking customer fees, creating project cost estimates and basic chemical/biochemical laboratory tasks.


The successful candidate will have outstanding collaborative and leadership abilities, be able to train other laboratory personnel, manage multiple tasks, contribute substantially to publications and troubleshoot and optimize laboratory protocols and instrumentation. 

Qualified applicants should have a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field, extensive laboratory experience, and excellent organization and communication skills.  Post-doctoral experience is not required but is a plus. 


The interdisciplinary research environment at the Danforth Center offers an excellent opportunity for career development, and the Center has been recently recognized as a great place to work. The Danforth Center offers competitive pay and a generous benefits package.


About the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center:

Founded in 1998, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is an independent, non-profit organization with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. Our focus is scientific research at the nexus of food, energy and the environment to improve the productivity and sustainability of agriculture. We assemble interactive teams of scientists and develop unique platforms to discover underlying principles about how plants work. We then convert that knowledge into useful crops and products, and partner with organizations that are best positioned to solve problems where they exist around the world. The Center’s work is funded through competitive grants from many sources, including the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


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