The position is not fully funded because the grant under BBRC will end June 30, 2013 and a new grant cycle will begin on July 1, 2013.
The Research Assistant (RA) will be responsible for processing of samples for proteomic and lipidomic analyses. Under the supervision of the Director of the Biomolecule Analysis Core Facility/Biology/UTEP, the RA will conduct collaborative research and fee-for-service analyses dealing with various projects.
Process samples for proteomic and lipidomic analysis by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Biological samples may include, but are not restricted, to mixtures of proteins from animal and human cells, tissues, and fluids, and human and animal pathogens (parasites, bacteria, fungi, viruses). Assist the Core Director and Mass Spec Research Specialist with other duties as needed to complete collaborative projects and fee-for-service analyses. Provide orientation and assistance to users on the usage of various instruments of the Core, as necessary. Provide Basic and routine maintenance of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), nanoHPLC, Triversa NanoMate System, BIACORE system, NanoParticle Tracking Analysis system, and several other instruments of the Core. Schedule preventative maintenance by factory representatives and engineers. Conduct account and inventory maintenance. Assist the Core Director and Mass Spec Research Specialist managing Core proteomic and lipidomic services Assist the Director in preparing reports to funding agencies or institutional reports.
Keep an updated Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the Core. Comply with all State and University policies.)Other duties may be assigned.
Bachelors degree. No minimum experience required. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Bachelor of Science, Training in basic laboratory procedures, and biochemical, immunological, and aseptic techniques. At least two years of combined experience in a research or industry laboratory.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.