Research Scientist

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Detroit, MICHIGAN
Job Type: FullTime

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Position Title
Research Scientist  
Number of Vacancies
06 - School of Medicine  
Primary Department
Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Develop, validate, and implement LC-MS/MS methods to quantitatively determine small molecule drugs and metabolites in biological samples to support preclinical and clinical drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic studies.
Develop novel LC-MS/MS based methods for metabolomic profiling.
Develop and implement novel sample preparation and separation strategies.
Apply LC-MS/MS to identify chemical structures of unknown metabolites.
Design and perform cell and biochemical based assays to measure cell growth/death pathways, metabolomics changes, and other mechanistic read-outs.
Participate in managing the day-to-day operations of a laboratory, including but not limited to, daily instrument maintenance.
Organize and implement laboratory SOPs for sample processing and analysis.
Participate in data analysis/interpretation and writing manuscripts for publication.
Unique Duties
Applicants can send resume, CV and cover letter to Dr. Jing Li at  
PhD degree in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceutical science, pharmacology or other appropriate discipline.
At least 3-year laboratory experience with a strong background in analytical chemistry and molecular biology.
Extensive experience in HPLC-based bioanalytical techniques.
Experience in cell and molecular biology techniques, such as RT-PCR, ELISA, Western blot.
Ability to work independently and communicate effectively.
Ability to interpret and summarize scientific data in a clear, concise and accurate manner.
Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to efficiently manage and prioritize multiple projects.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
Testing Requirements
Not Applicable  
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Research Assistants/Associates  

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