Reporting to the Core Facility Director, the Assistant Core Scientist is responsible for ensuring the completion of research projects within the Peptide Synthesis Core Facility, which is part of the Simpson Querrey Institute (SQI). The Assistant Core Scientist provides services and consultation to researchers and investigators, facilitates highly technical and specialized scientific research, and guides the Core in relevant areas to ensure consistent, high quality service for the research community. Key responsibilities include design and execution of peptide synthesis, organic synthesis, HPLC purification, mass spectrometry and other related laboratory duties in a service-based environment. Independently conducts experiments, carries out procedures and processes, and analyzes data. Troubleshoots and revises existing methodologies and develops new experimental methodologies. Provides user support, training, and consultation with graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and principle investigators. May participate in grant writing as well as marketing and outreach programs for the facility and may assist in the development and implementation of GLP/GMP protocols
SQI is headquartered on the Chicago campus and manages additional laboratories on the Evanston campus. The Institute includes the Center for Regenerative Nanomedicine (CRN), the Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science (CBES), and the Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics (CBIE). CRN is supported by an endowment provided to Northwestern by the Querrey Simpson Charitable Foundation, CBES is supported by an Energy Frontier Research Centers grant from the Department of Energy, and CBIE is supported by additional endowment funds.
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Please Note: This candidate will work in a chemistry laboratory environment. Occasionally a flexible work schedule may be required.