Translating Pre-Clinical Research to Clinical Patient Care™



Job Posting


Location:San Antonio


Post-doc position opening in Precision Medicine Research for candidates with strong analytical chemistry and advanced mass spectrometry knowledge

The Center for Precision Medicine in The Department of Medicine, at the University of Texas Health San Antonio (UTHSA) is focused on identifying biomarkers and therapeutic targets by ‘Omics’ approaches. The laboratory uses multi-omics tools along with human biosamples, animal models and cell culture studies to integrate basic research to translational medicine.
Summary of Research: Selected candidate will be responsible for and participating in:
1. Targeted quantitative metabolomics analysis of urine, plasma and tissue samples from mouse and human using CE-MS, LC-MS, GC-MS and MALDI-mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI-MSI) .
2. Untargeted multi-omics analysis of urine, plasma and tissue samples using LC-MS.
3. Data processing and interpretation, manuscript preparation, and data presentation at national and international conferences.
4. The maintenance of numerous mass spectrometers and related instruments present in the laboratory as well as training new scientists on these experimental technologies.
Desired qualifications:
PhD in Analytical chemistry or related field
Trouble-shooting of mass specs, primarily orbitraps and triple quad LC-MS
Knowledge and hands-on experience in qualitative and/or quantitative mass spectrometry
Hands-on experience in mass spec imaging, LC-MS and/or HPLC, preferably in small molecule analyses
Strong analytical background and excellent problem solving skills
Ability to handle multiple projects and excellent trouble shooting skills
Strong team player and excellent inter-personnel skills
Mass Spec instruments maintainance

Reporting structure
The post doctoral fellow will report to Dr. Sharma, Director of the Center for Precision Medicine and the Department of Medicine.
UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.