Berkeley Lab's Biological Systems & Engineering Division has an opening for an Analytical Facility Research Associate.This Research Associate position will assist the implementation of analytical protocols required for metabolomics experiments. The successful candidate will, therefore, assist with the employment of routine bench-scale analytical chemistry assays, sample preparation and data analysis. The successful candidate will also support metabolic engineering experiments with the use of metabolite sample preparation, cell culturing, and molecular biology techniques. This Research Associate position at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) is part of a multidisciplinary team of analytical chemists, microbiologists, molecular biologists, chemical engineers, and chemists.
What You Will Do:
Supporting bioanalytical research with biological sample analysis (metabolite, carbohydrate, lipid, or fuel related products, etc.) via mass spectrometry-based analytical methodologies.
Providing preliminary data analysis via various analysis platforms (e.g., Agilent Technologies Mass Hunter Qual and Quant, Profinder, etc.) and assistance with cross-cutting technologies across JBEI related projects.
Contributing to metabolomics methods development efforts.
Assisting the maintenance and upkeep of analytical instrumentation.
Assisting metabolic engineering experiments with the use of metabolite sample preparation, cell culturing, and molecular biology techniques.
Assisting in efforts to track sample movement in cross-divisional collaborations at JBEI.
Basic knowledge and understanding of chemistry together with biology and biochemistry concepts is required.
Basic knowledge of analytical techniques (e.g., HPLC-UV/vis, LC-MS, GC-MS, etc.).
Demonstrated hands-on experience with analytical techniques (e.g., HPLC, GC, and MS).
Demonstrated hands-on experience with analytical data analysis (e.g., HPLC, GC, and MS).
Previous hands-on experience with metabolite sample preparation, cell culturing, and molecular biology techniques.
Good analytical, organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Ability to maintain laboratory notes, reports and operating procedures.
Good problem-solving skills and a clear understanding of methods development processes.
Able and willing to learn and implement new experimentation techniques.
Rigorous attention to detail and proper adherence to SOPs.
Good interpersonal and communication skills are required due to the highly collaborative and research support nature of the position.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology or a related field preferred and up to two years of related experience.
An understanding of microbial metabolism and physiology is highly desirable.
Good maintenance of records and tracking of samples is ideal.
Previous experience with automation via liquid handling robots is highly desirable.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time, career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be determined based on range by the collective bargaining agreement.
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 at Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) — Bldg. 978, 5885 Hollis St., 4th floor, Emeryville, CA.
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