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Research Associate II, Chemistry & Biochemistry

University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware
Pay Grade: 29E
Closing date
Dec 29, 2021

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Job No: 497135
Work Type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Research & Laboratory, Full Time

Pay Grade: 29E

Job context:

Under the general direction of the two Core Directors, the Research Associate II will perform hands-on experiments in proteomics sample preparation and protein characterization. The Research Associate II will also be required to assist in the operation and function of the Mass Spectrometry Facility including analysis of samples submitted from various departments at the University of Delaware, outside universities and external Companies. Other responsibilities include instrument maintenance, troubleshooting, and assisting in training other students on various instruments



  • Analysis of sample submissions.
  • Sample preparation for proteomics analysis. Perform daily maintenance of equipment for associated techniques.
  • Interact with Investigators and students on experimental planning and analysis.
  • Train students in relevant techniques.
  • Assist with tasks related to internal and collaborative research activities.
  • Perform other job-related tasks as assigned.




  • Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred, with three years related experience. Degree in Chemistry or life science field preferred.
  • Experience working in a molecular biology laboratory preferred.
  • Experience in mass spectrometry and chromatography is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the use and maintenance of laboratory facilities and/or equipment.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions.
  • Knowledge of scientific approach and methodologies.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise.
  • Ability to design, organize, and coordinate scientific research projects.
  • Ability to develop and follow complex research methodology and protocol.
  • Ability to work in a goal oriented, project team environment.
  • Ability to work in a leadership role on project teams.
  • Effective communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
  • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated, and equity is a core value


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