Accelerating the Implementation of Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Lab


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Research Assistant/Research Associate

Company:Cincinnati Children's Hosptial Medical Center
Location:Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
Position:Research Assistant/Research Associate


Research Assistant/Associate – Area of Clinical Mass Spectrometry

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is seeking a qualified person with experience in the area of mass spectrometry related to clinical applications to join a world-renowned team in the clinical mass spectrometry. The focus is in the area of small molecule analysis, including steroids, lipids, therapeutic drugs and metabolomics. Experience in handling and processing of clinical or biological samples, knowledge of wet chemistry techniques including liquid-liquid and solid-phase extraction and chromatography is essential and some hands on experience with mass spectrometry is desired. The successful candidate will be expected to take responsibility for clinical tests for the clinical laboratory. Responsibilities will include performing existing clinical assays and the opportunity for method development of routine clinical and research assays, assay validation, data reduction and reporting. The facility is equipped with 11 mass spectrometers including a magnetic sector instrument, triple-quadrupoles and time of flight instruments and the work is conducted in compliance with GLP standards, safety and regulatory requirements and complies with CAP and CLIA standards. The work will be conducted under the supervision of the Director (Kenneth DR Setchell, PhD) and in collaboration with other the researchers and clinicians within the Institute, there will be opportunity for publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts. The successful candidate must have a strong analytical chemistry background, good communication skills, and be able to function in a team environment. The position requires a MS (Research Assistant) or PhD (Research Associate) in an analytical science and ideally 2 years related laboratory experience. Consideration will also be given to new graduates in biomedical mass spectrometry.

CCHMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

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