Berkeley Lab's Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar. The microscopy-based mass spectrometry group at the Berkeley Synchrotron Infrared for Structural BioImaging (BSISB) Resource invites applicants for a post-doctoral position in developing a bimodal analytical platform that combines imaging infrared spectroscopy with spatially resolved mass spectrometry to gain insights into how cells function. As the second phase of a R&D program, this position will focus on performance evaluation, including data acquisition, data analysis, and instrumentation performance evaluation and debugging as well as biological applications. The position is highly collaborative involving interactions amongst PIs across universities both nationally and internationally.
What You Will Do:
Continues the development of a bimodal analytical platform that combines imaging infrared spectroscopy with spatially resolved mass spectrometry call AIRLAB MS.
Prepares standards and specifications for the evaluation of the platform performance.
Maintains a clean and orderly working environment.
Disseminates results by preparing progress reports in the form of oral presentations (pptx), progress reports, and manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications.
Maintains a close working relationship with the EH&S staff to ensure a safe working environment.
What is Required:
Recent Ph.D. in chemistry or physics.
Significant hands-on experience in mass spectrometer operation, instrument trouble shooting and repair, and knowledge about general mass spectrometry principles, spectral interpretation, vacuum equipment and ion optics.
Significant hands-on experience with atmospheric ionization methods combined with mass spectrometry.
Significant hands-on experience with infrared laser operation, laser-induced mass transfer, and optics.
Significant experience in building and designing custom electronics, including signal processing, data acquisition and instrument control.
Significant experience in Matlab, Labview, Python, and R.
Familiarity with data base searching, including METLIN, NIST, MetaboLights database.
Proven ability to work well collaboratively in a team environment; report results internally to fellow researchers through weekly meetings and externally through conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications.
Proven ability to collect and analyze experimental data, prepare research publications, and communicate results at professional meetings at a high level.
Ability to work outside established field of expertise.
Familiar with general imaging techniques such as but not limited to live cell fluorescence total-internal-reflection microscopy, fluorescence confocal imaging.
Data analysis and computational skills: univariate and multivaraite statistical analysis; proficient in Matlab, Java, Python, and R.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience in vibrational spectroscopy
Experience in applying mass spectrometry to biology, bioenergy, and environmental research.
Experience in chemometrics.
Experience in quantum chemical calculations and molecular mechanics.
hands-on experience with COMSOL Multiphysics and MATLAB microfluidic device simulation.
Ability to implement alternative and creative solutions to meet project goals.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, 2 years, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 3 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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