A position is available for a full time project manager to oversee exciting multi-institution small molecule analysis projects involving the Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Facility. Responsibilities will include oversight of collaborations and fee for service projects, including; targeted and untargeted metabolite profiling, development of quantitative methods, small molecule structure elucidation as well as metabolite extraction, and separations. Other duties include tracking customer fees, creating project cost estimates, troubleshooting instrumentation, routine maintenance, training and managing junior staff and facility users, and basic chemical/biochemical laboratory tasks. The Project Manager will work to ensure an accurate, timely, efficient, and transparent process for the sponsored, contracted, and for fee projects.
The Project Manager will coordinate the on-boarding, planning, and timely completion of projects for multiple customers, both hands-on and overseeing staff. The candidate should have experience working with academic/government entities. The candidate will be expected to work with a scientific team to develop project reports that are submitted on-schedule. The candidate will be responsible for handling instrumentation troubleshooting, including intermediate repairs and retooling as necessary. Flexibility in work schedule will be required to meet deadlines.
PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field or a BS or MS with 2-5 years experience in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Plant Biology or related field
Hands-on experience with contemporary mass spectrometric and chromatographic instrumentation and associated software
Outstanding collaborative and leadership abilities, able to work independently and show initiative and creative problem solving skills
Able to train and manage other laboratory personnel, manage multiple tasks, contribute to publications
Extensive laboratory experience, and excellent organization and communication skills
Troubleshoot and optimize laboratory protocols and instrumentation
Experience with biochemical and molecular biological techniques, a plus
Internal Number: 25209
About Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Founded in 1998, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is an independent, non-profit organization with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. Our focus is scientific research at the nexus of food, energy and the environment to improve the productivity and sustainability of agriculture. We assemble interactive teams of scientists and develop unique platforms to discover underlying principles about how plants work. We then convert that knowledge into useful crops and products, and partner with organizations that are best positioned to solve problems where they exist around the world. The Center’s work is funded through competitive grants from many sources, including the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.