University of Massachusetts Medical School

Sr, Research Scientist - Mass Spectrometry

Job Location US-MA-Worcester
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/6/2017 10:47 AM)
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A Senior Research Scientist position is currently available in the Mass Spectrometry Facility at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in quantitative proteomics. Located in Shrewsbury MA, the Facility provides both services and collaborative efforts within the Medical School, as well as to external academic and industry partners. The Facility supports a diversity of applications in quantitative proteomics, structural biology, metabolomics, small molecule quantitation, and mass spectrometry imaging. There are eight mass spectrometry platforms including two Thermo Orbitraps, two Q-TOFs (Waters, Agilent) and two triple quadrupole instruments (Thermo, Waters). We are looking for a highly motivated individual to contribute to a wide and diverse range of projects utilizing quantitative proteomics approaches to solve important biological problems. The successful candidate will specialize and be responsible for all aspects of method development, sample preparation, chromatography, data acquisition, data analysis and data interpretation using a diverse variety of mass spectrometry and software platforms. Responsibilities also include providing client/collaborator project support, effectively communicating project progress, writing technical summaries, participating in all aspects of publication and grant writing.


Under the general direction of the Principle Investigator, the Senior Research Scientist performs a variety of complex research experiments laboratory research on topics pertinent to the interests of the research programs of the laboratory. 





  • Design and implement experiments designed to further ongoing research projects, in consultation with the principal investigator.
  • Organize and analyze data acquired in the course of research projects.
  • Write manuscripts and grant applications
  • Design and implement research projects in the laboratory
  • Responsible for data acquisition, data analysis, and presentation of research results. 
  • Train and supervise junior lab personnel, ensuring staff is trained in current methodology and safety procedures in the laboratory.
  • Prepare and present data for publication in public forums.
  • Assist in the preparation of grant applications and other research proposals.
  • Provide assistance in the general operation of the laboratory.
  • Participate regularly in laboratory meetings.
  • Stay current with the literature and regularly leads discussions of new reports pertinent to ongoing and proposed projects
  • Perform other duties as required.





  • Bachelor’s degree in a Biological Science, or equivalent degree
  • 7 years of research experience.
  • Familiarity with general laboratory procedures.
  • Expertise in specific procedures and instrumentation necessary to complete specific research programs.
  • Current knowledge of pertinent literature.
  • Oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations


Under the general direction of the Principle Investigator



Supervises and trains new laboratory personnel and junior members of the laboratory



Wet chemistry laboratory, and may require appropriate contact with biohazards, radionuclides, toxins, animals, and human specimens. 




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