Job: Research Assistant

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: $24-$25 hour depending on experience

Location: Stanford, CA

A full-time Research Assistant position is available to work in the Carnegie Mass Spectrometry Facility, directed by Dr. Shouling Xu,  in the Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science (located in Stanford, CA). The candidate will collaborate with multiple labs at the Carnegie Institution, Stanford University, and some labs around the country on various MS-related projects. The candidate will also have his/her own methods development project. The facility is currently equipped with Orbitrap Q-Exactive HF and Orbitrap Eclipse with ETD. The facility is equipped with three HPLC/FPLC instruments for offline fractionation.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in molecular biology/ biochemistry/analytical chemistry/bioengineering 
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment including bench work
  • Computer skills (Python and R). 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • High levels of organization, reliability, trustworthiness, intelligence, and self-motivation.
  • Highly empathetic, collegial and service-oriented with strong pro-active skills and ability to collaborate with a diverse group of internal and external people.

Application Materials Required:

  • C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

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