PMF is hiring a metabolomics scientist!

UConn PMF has an immediate opening for a full-time scientist with demonstrated experience in small molecule analysis using quantitative mass spectrometry.  Check out the full job listing below and apply soon.  Applications will be accepted through August 18, 2023.



The UConn Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility (PMF) ( has an opening for a full-time Research Assistant 3 (RA). The Research Assistant will assist the Facility Director with quantitative metabolomics analysis using advanced mass spectrometry instrumentation and leading bioinformatics software.

UConn PMF opened in 2017 as the University of Connecticut’s first fully dedicated proteomics and metabolomics core facility and is housed administratively within the Center for Open Research Resources and Equipment. The laboratory exists to provide fully customized analysis, user training, and educational opportunities in analytical techniques to more than 150 faculty across multiple UConn campuses and external academic and industry research institutions. The position will provide a unique opportunity to work in a rapidly growing and highly productive core facility at a large research university currently ranked in the top 25 of all public universities in the U.S. The diverse research community at UConn participates in both basic science and clinical research that provides opportunities for a wide variety of innovative proteomics and metabolomics analysis.

For more information regarding the Center for Open Research Resources and Equipment (COR²E) please visit


  1. Master’s or doctoral degree in chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, or a related field
  2. At least two years of experience implementing sample preparation techniques and tandem mass spectrometry for metabolite identification and quantification.
  3. Extensive familiarity with operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) instrumentation.
  4. Publication history that demonstrates the successful application of UPLC-MS/MS methods for targeted and/or untargeted quantitative metabolomics.
  5. Proficiency with commonly used metabolomics software platforms for compound identification and quantification such as Progenesis QI, Metaboscape, XCMS, or MetaboAnalyst.
  6. Clear communication skills and the ability to effectively inform researchers with varied scientific backgrounds about analytical techniques and informatics methods.
  7. Desire to work and train scientists in a highly collaborative environment that emphasizes comprehensive analysis and one-on-one consultations with researchers.
  8. Competency in lab management including product and consumable ordering, meticulous record keeping, and outstanding organizational skills.


  1. Previous experience with highly collaborative projects and/or work experience in a core facility setting.
  2. Operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting experience using Bruker timsTOF, Waters Synapt G2Si HDMS, and/or Xevo G2-XS mass spectrometers with Waters or Thermo Scientific UPLC instrumentation.
  3. Experience with UPLC-MS/MS-based lipidomic analysis.
  4. Familiarity with common techniques used in modern day proteomics analysis including sample preparation, UPLC-MS/MS methods for peptide sequencing, and current bioinformatics tools.


This is a 1 year, full-time position with an anticipated start date of August 13, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #497693 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on August 18, 2023.

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