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
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri is a not-for-profit research institute. Scientists at the Center are engaged in research that strives to enhance the nutritional content of plants, increase agricultural production to create a sustainable food supply, reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizer, develop new and sustainable biofuels, and generate scientific ideas and technologies that will contribute to the economic growth of the St. Louis region. The Danforth Center currently employs nearly 200 individuals. Of these, two-thirds are scientists / scientific staff and approximately 90 hold PhDs. The Danforth Center has a strong international presence and commitment. Scientists from more than 20 different countries work at the Danforth Center and the Center has developed collaborations with educational and research institutes in Africa, China and India.