Description: The Oxidative Stress Group (OSG), in the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, at USF is recruiting a PhD scientist to undertake nucleic acid-derived biomarker research for assessing human health risks from environmental exposures, as part of the NIH-funded program of research in OSG.
The successful candidate will be an experienced analytical mass spectrometrist, who will lead the laboratory effort to establish the mass spectrometric methodology for the analysis of the totality of DNA adducts in cells, tissues, and urine i.e., cellular and urinary DNA adductomics. The position will require the successful candidate to work semi-independently on a number of LC-MS platforms (e.g., triple quadrupole, ion trap and ToF), to establish existing DNA adductomics methodology, and develop new methodology, as required, together with data analysis.
This is a highly active, and emerging area of the environmental health sciences, and will involve liaising closely with international and local collaborators expedite the set-up, and subsequent analyses.
Duties: The successful candidate will lead the laboratory effort to establish the mass spectrometric methodology for cellular and urinary DNA adductomics at USF, within the Oxidative Stress Group, Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology. This is a highly active, and emerging area of the environmental health sciences, and will involve liaising closely with international and local collaborators expedite the process. The successful candidate will will design and execute experiments with assistance from the principal investigator, and co-investigators. All research related duties, including but not limited to method development, troubleshooting, data acquisition, analyses and interpretation with statistical analyses will be expected from the successful candidate. Contributions to lab meetings, the general maintenance and organization of the lab, and training of other laboratory personnel will be expected.
Additionally, the successful candidate will be required to initiate the writing of manuscripts, and internal and external reports; and encouraged to seek intra- and extramural funding, with the support of the research team.
- Doctoral degree required from an accredited institution in an appropriate field of specialization (e.g., analytical science, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related field) or equivalent qualifications based on professional experience, and otherwise qualified to perform assigned duties.
- Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Postdoctoral Scholar.
- Extensive, first-hand experience on operating and maintaining LC-mass spec instruments, and data analysis software is required.
- The successful candidate will have conducted qualitative or quantitative analysis of biomarkers in biological matrices.
- A candidate with a background in DNA or protein adductomics research, specifically, is highly desirable.
Applications: (Job ID: 21129) Candidate must apply through the USF career website: https://www.usf.edu/work-at-usf/careers/.
Direct URL to the job application (ID 21129): https://gems.usf.edu:4440/psp/gemspro-tam/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=27129&PostingSeq=1