Research Scientist (Part-time) (Kasumov Lab)

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Research Scientist (Part-time) (Kasumov Lab)

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Posting Details

Position Information
Position Title Research Scientist (Part-time) (Kasumov Lab)
Position Type Research
Full or Part Time Part Time
Position Summary Information
The Research Scientist reports to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Takhar Kasumov, and shall study molecular mechanisms of non‐alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pay Grade: 9
Starting Pay Rate Range: $25.04- $28.00, commensurate with experience
Location: Rootstown, OH

Benefits Offerings Include:
- Training Offerings, including LSS Green & Yellow Belt and other professional development
- State Retirement with 14% matching
- Excellent Vacation and Sick Time
- 11 Paid Holiday Days
- Wellness Offerings
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Principal Functional Responsibilities
1) Experimentation: Carry out sample preparation for proteomics experiments from a variety of sources, including operation of different MS systems. Maintain and troubleshoot mass spectrometer and related instrumentation.
2) Compliance: Work with and under the guidelines of NEOMED policy and occupational health and safety offices to monitor research areas and develop and implement policies, procedures and standards for laboratory operations to ensure the efficiency, effectiveness and quality control of the lab and compliance with federal, state and university regulations and standards. Develop new protocols, as needed.
3) Scholarship: Contribute to publications and grant applications.
4) Data and Records Management: Conduct comprehensive data analysis and provide detailed report to supervisor. Organize and keep records of collected data. Attend weekly group meetings and report scientific progress and updates. Contribute to problem resolution and results assessments.
5) Lab Management: Coordinate operational activities in the laboratory, provide team support and acts as primary contact with vendors in support of instrument maintenance, laboratory purchasing, personnel and operations.
6) Perform other duties as assigned
  • Ph.D. in Physics, Biochemistry or Chemistry

  • Minimum 3 years research experience obtained as a postdoc fellow; six years preferred.
  • Experience in:
    • Proteomics research including protein isolation, digestion and analysis
    • Protein-protein interaction, protein cross-linking and post-translation modification
    • Label-free and stable isotope-based quantification methods
    • Bioinformatics tools for identification and quantification of proteins
    • Site-specific mutagenesis
    • ELISA, Real-time PCR, Genotyping, Western blot
    • GC, HPLC, Mass spectrometry method development
    • Biological sample handling and processing
    • Biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Working knowledge in spectroscopy, bioinformatics, mass-spectrometry or biochemistry.
  • Demonstrated success in publications.
Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
  • Builds and maintains open, transparent and effective lines of communication, within and outside the University, to better serve team members and customers; appropriately tailors written and verbal messages to target audiences.
  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships, within individual work groups and across departments, through open communication and collaboration; works with others to accomplish goals and objectives.
  • Provides high-quality customer service in all relationships with colleagues (inside and outside his/her department, students, NEOMED guests, and leaders; views all interactions as a potential customer service opportunity.
  • Highly motivated, reliable with the exceptional attention to detail.
  • Must be able to perform complex experiments from start to finish, evaluating results and presenting data.
  • Excellent organization, time management and record-keeping skills.
  • Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions in order to solve problems, create practice opportunities and identify strategic initiatives.
  • Commitment to the University’s diversity initiative and the advancement of diversity among its students, faculty and staff.
Core Competencies:
• Leadership: NEOMED creates positive change by educating and training Ohio’s next generation of health professionals, educators and researchers through experiential learning, high-impact research, strategic partnerships and innovation. By designing an environment where ideas and connections can flourish, NEOMEDis transforming health care.
• Exceptional Experience: By creating a welcoming, supportive and well-resourced environment, NEOMED sets the stage for meaningful interactions among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and community members. The University empowers every individual to participate fully in the campus experience and the community that NEOMED serves.
• Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:NEOMED recognizes, appreciates and celebrates all of the ways-from backgrounds to viewpoints-that people are different. The University’s culture is grounded in respect and thrives on the uniqueness of each individual. NEOMED encourages everyone’s participation by fostering policies and practices that ensure fair and just access, treatment and opportunities for all.
• People: Talent is NEOMED’s most valuable asset. The University invests in developing its faculty and staff to realize their fullest potential. As it works to attract and retain a diverse workforce and student body, NEOMED embraces opportunity and growth across all levels of the institution.
Preferred Qualifications
Research experience with mitochondrial bioenergetics, lipoproteins, protein chemistry and bioinformatics skills.
Physical Requirements
Must be able to utilize applicable equipment necessary for the job, as well as basic office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, stoop, kneel, sit; talk; and hear. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Posting Detail Information
NEOMED EEO Statement
NEOMED is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, NEOMED also affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.), NEOMED prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment.

For concerns regarding discrimination, please contact:
Title IX Coordinator
Northeast Ohio Medical University

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Letter