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Scientist - REQID0002154

Systems Mass Spectrometry |

Job ID: REQID0002154

The Systems Mass Spectrometry Department at the Stowers Institute has an immediate opening for a Scientist to adopt, adapt, and develop leading-edge mass spectrometry-based multi-omics approaches to support research labs at the Institute. The primary role of this position is to assist researchers in the design and implementation of mass spectrometry experiments for impactful outcomes relevant to collaborators’ goals. The successful candidate will have excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills, be detail-oriented, have superior written and verbal communication skills, and be able to work independently while still coordinating efforts with their collaborators and colleagues.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Meeting with collaborators early and often during the lifetime of a project to discuss goals, expectations, and limitations, and suggest the appropriate analytical workflows and controls for successful outcomes.
  • Performing timely and accurate sample processing and data acquisition to provide identification and quantitation of proteins and post translational modifications, as well as other biological analytes of interest.
  • Processing, analyzing, and visualizing large-scale mass spectrometry datasets.
  • Writing project reports and explaining results and conclusions to collaborators.
  • Writing sections of manuscripts and providing tables and figures for use in publications or grant/fellowships applications.
  • Keeping detailed, and accurate documentation of experimental procedures, data, and analysis, including meticulous sample tracking and data management through LIMS.
  • Adapting and developing new and emerging analytical pipelines relevant to collaborators’ needs.
  • Staying up to date in leading-edge biological mass spectrometry through reading literature, attending conferences, and participating in workshops.
  • Participating in the troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of high-end mass spectrometers and their HPLC systems, as well as coordinating service calls as necessary.
  • Assisting with the development of internal courses and workshops for Stowers trainees
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. degree in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field.
  • Several years of demonstrated experience working in a scientific laboratory setting.
  • Proven expertise in mass spectrometry is strongly preferred.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

To Apply

Submit the requested documents to or Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.

Requested Documents

  • Current CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information of 2-3 professional references
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