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Senior Research Scientist- Children's Research Institute

Job Number: 523218
Categories: Research & Laboratory Support
Dallas, TX

Department: Childrens Research Institute
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable 

Experience and Education

Ph.D. degree with major coursework in field of assignment and six (6) years research experience in field of assignment, including at least one (1) year at level of Research Scientist or equivalent.  
Master's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and nine (9) years research experience in field of assignment, including at least two (2) years at level of Research Scientist or equivalent. 

Job Duties

Plans, organizes, coordinates, directs and personally participates in major medical or scientific research projects, including development and implementation of research protocols. Selects key research personnel; determines specific goals or objectives to be attained; assigns and reviews work of subordinates.   
Reviews and analyzes resulting research data, revises techniques or approaches to work problems as indicated as necessary by research data. Compiles, writes and submits project results to principal investigator or department chairman.    
Prepares or assists in preparation of research papers, reports and abstracts for publication as one of co-authors.      
Designs, develops or adapts equipment used in experiments or research to obtain desired results.      
Plans and supervises training of technicians and other laboratory personnel with respect to proper laboratory techniques, use of laboratory equipment, and safety procedures.     
Confers with industrial, governmental or other groups concerning progress or results of research project.      
Supervises large group of employees engaged in performance of technical and professional work, which varies from routine to complex laboratory work tasks.     
Performs other duties as assigned.       

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

The Childrens Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center invites applications for a Sr. Research Scientist position in our Metabolomics Facility directed by Ralph J. DeBerardinis. We seek scholars with Ph.D. or equivalent degrees and demonstrated scientific accomplishment, who exhibit the potential to perform outstanding research in metabolomics. The primary responsibility of the scientist will be to develop and implement metabolomic profiling methods using an AB SCIEX 5500 QTRAP LC/MS/MS and an Agilent 6550 iFunnel Q-TOF LC/MS. Applicants should have experience with method development, including preparation of biological samples, chromatographic separation, mass spectrometry and data analysis. Key ongoing projects using the facility involve analyzing the abundance and isotopic enrichment of informative metabolites in human plasma, tumor tissue and primary hematopoietic stem cells from mice. NMR spectroscopy, 13C dynamic nuclear polarization and a state-of-the-art mouse metabolic core facility are also available on campus to complement metabolomics studies and to provide an unparalleled breadth of metabolic analysis.

The UT Southwestern Medical Center has a long and distinguished history of excellence in disease-related basic science research.  Under the direction of Sean J. Morrison, the CRI is a new scientific institute with the goal of recruiting outstanding individuals dedicated to solving fundamental problems in human disease and to providing a dynamic, stimulating and highly collaborative scientific environment.

To the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability.

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