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Research Scientist Position in Glycoproteomics Influenza Systems Biology Lab

University of Missouri
Research Scientist Position in Glycoproteomics
Influenza Systems Biology Lab

A research scientist position in glycoproteomics is available at the Influenza Systems Biology Laboratory, which is affiliated across Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering , Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, and Informatics Institute at University of Missouri (MU). The lab is physically located at MU Bond Life Science Center. The mission of this lab is to study ecology, evolution, and host-pathogen interactions for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, especially influenza viruses by developing and applying integrated, multi-scale, and evidence-based approaches that combining laboratory, clinical and computational methods Excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work independently and in a team and a broad interest in Systems Biology are expected.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develops advanced scientific research projects;
  • Designs, develops and tests new equipment, instruments, reagents, and/or experimental protocols for research (including
  • hardware, software, statistical methods, etc.);
  • Researches and stays current with project related scientific literature;
  • Sets up new methods or assays to accomplish scientific objectives;
  • Identifies and implements creative solutions to overcome problems;
  • Organizes, interprets data, and derives study conclusions;
  • May manage and train research staff to achieve research goals;
  • Collaborates with internal and external investigators on multiple research projects ensuring scientific significance and feasibility;
  • Summarizes results of studies in the form of scientific abstracts and manuscripts;
  • Serves as a resource to provide scientific information needed for various initiatives;
  • Contributes to teaching activities by preparing and presenting educational seminars;
  • Assists with grant/contract preparation by researching background, significance, and planning statistics;
  • Attends national conferences and presents results of scientific studies;
  • Participates in professional societies and conferences appropriate to the incumbent’s specific field/discipline.

Note: Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned that are project and/or discipline specific.

This candidate shall have at least a master degree in Glycobiology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, or related field. Prior experience in glycomics, proteomics, and hands-on experience in mass spectrometry and HPLC is the minimum. These experiences shall be demonstrated with high quality publications.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Benefit Eligibility
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

How to Apply
To view more details and apply for a position, please visit and select Academic Positions. Current employees will sign in to access their myHR account, if not an existing user, select the Prospective Employees link to create one. Job ID 30607 (RESRCH SCIENTIST/ACADEMIC). Please contact Dr. Henry Wan by email if you have any question.

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