Staff Scientist

Staff Scientist

NIEHS - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Research Triangle Park, NC, United States


Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Division of
Intramural Research

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina


The Division
of Intramural Research of the
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of
Health (NIH), Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina is recruiting a
Staff Scientist
for a Metabolomics Lead within the Mass Spectrometry
Research and Support Group
The NIEHS is located in the Research Triangle Park, a
world renowned academic research center in North Carolina.


The Mass Spectrometry Research and
Support Group (MSRSG) is a centralized, shared research resource that provides
expert consultation and access to state-of-the-art mass spectrometry
technologies through collaborations and support to the scientific and clinical
investigators within the Institute. This facility is a discrete unit and has
dedicated personnel, equipment, and space for operations.


We are seeking an
experienced scientist with a proven track record in metabolomics utilizing mass
.  The
Metabolomics Lead is to recommend, develop and/or implement innovative mass
spectrometry-based metabolomic analysis methods to support the research needs
of the investigators of the NIEHS.
A demonstrated mastery of mass spectrometry is required; an expert understanding
of cellular metabolism is highly preferred. 
The Metabolomics
Lead will work in conjunction with the existing
MSRSG staff to import and implement novel small molecule mass spectrometry
approaches.  The Metabolomics Lead must
also maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the field and be skilled in
preparing scientific presentations and publications. Qualified candidates must be a small molecule mass
spectrometry expert with 5 or more years of experience operating and maintaining
HPLC and UPLC systems as well as a variety of mass spectrometers, e.g.
instruments based on quadrupole-ToF, triple quadrupole, quadrupole ion trap, and
orbitrap technologies; experience in optimization and of sample preparation and
associated biochemical methods such as extraction, derivatization,
purification, and chromatographic separations; extensive experience in setting
up computing environments, including developing pipelines for analysis,
visualization and interpretation of complex omics data; demonstrated experience
and expertise, as documented by peer-reviewed publications, of targeted and
untargeted metabolic profiling; and experience
training individuals at
the post-doctoral, graduate and/or undergraduate level.


A Staff Scientist
is a NIH employee generally appointed to a time-limited, renewable
position.  Staff Scientists often work
independently and have sophisticated skills and knowledge essential to the work
of the laboratory. The Staff Scientist in this position will conduct facility driven
research and mentor other laboratory staff.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Chemistry/Bioanalytical
Chemistry/Biology and have
extensive experience with MS-based metabolomic analyses.  In addition, a proven record of supervisory
experience/mentoring is highly desirable. 
Experience in
the biological underpinnings of metabolism is highly preferred.
Applications from women and
under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged. Appointees may be U.S.
citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain,
a valid employment-authorization visa.


Salary/benefits: This is a
federal full-time equivalent position, and a comprehensive benefits package is
available, including leave, health and life insurance, retirement, and savings
plan (401K equivalent). Salary will be commensurate with experience and


Opportunity Employment:

Selection for
these positions will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for
non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation,
national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or
membership or non-membership in an employee organization. The NIH encourages
the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals
with disabilities.


Applicants who have completed part or all of
their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated
by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is
equivalent to education received in accredited educational institutions in the
United States. We will only accept the completed foreign education evaluation.
For more information on foreign education verification, visit the National
Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website. Verification
must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.



NIH provides reasonable accommodations to
applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during
any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision
on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How to apply:
To submit a complete application package, interested persons should submit one combined PDF of their curriculum
vitae, bibliography
, and a two-page
statement of research background and interests
to, with your name and Vacancy Announcement NR-111 in the subject line. Applicants
must also arrange to have 3 letters of
sent directly to Referees
should include your name and NR-111
in the subject line of their email. The application period is February 22, 2019 through April 22, 2019.
Incomplete applications (those not
containing all required materials) will not be accepted or considered.

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