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Rockefeller University Senior Research Support Specialist | Proteomics Resource Center in New York, New York

Organization Overview

The Proteomics Resource Center (PRC) at The Rockefeller University masters many aspects of liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry applied to metabolomics and proteomics. Examples include de novo sequencing, and quantitative analysis based on label-free quantitation as well as heavy isotope labeled samples. The PRC is equipped with Orbitrap-type mass spectrometers (high resolution/high mass accuracy) and can separate analytes using both nano and high-flow liquid chromatography. The Center is a source for help with planning of mass spectrometry-based experiments, and it has the capability to offer in-depth collaborative analysis. Also, the PRC is operated in a boutique style, encouraging the scientists of the Center to work closely with users to create a tailored approach to fit the many unique questions that can be answered by analytical mass spectrometry. The Center is equipped with multiple high-performance servers for data analysis.


The Proteomics Resource Center is looking for a Senior Research Support Specialist to lead PRC staff for metabolomics services. Metabolomics platform services include, but are not limited to, polar metabolite and lipid profiling (targeted and untargeted), absolute quantification of small molecules and flux analysis. Under very limited supervision, the Senior Research Support Specialist will demonstrate and deliver expertise in metabolomics tools and strategies. The Senior Research Support Specialist will provide excellent guidance in experimental design and data interpretation for metabolomics, and informational and technical support to center users, including assistance in experimental design and analysis.


Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain, operate and manage LC-MS and related equipment

  • Interact directly with and advise investigators on technical questions related to metabolomics

  • Develop, improve and implement metabolomics technologies and methods

  • Process, analyze, and interpret metabolomics data and report findings to the Director and investigators

  • Maintain and document standard operating procedures; revise as needed.

  • Track and maintain relevant Center documentation, including metabolomics service billing and requisitioning information

  • Monitor and maintain laboratory appearance

  • Mentor and train junior PRC staff members in metabolomics techniques and analysis

  • Day to day supervision of junior PRC staff members’ performance of metabolomics related activities

  • Participate in relevant meetings/conferences



  • Ph.D. in metabolomics or other related field with at least two years relevant laboratory experience

  • Proven competency with liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry

  • Experience and competency in relevant instrumentation and supporting software

  • Demonstrate ability to stay current with relevant techniques and technologies

  • Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills


  • Skyline and LipidSearch analysis software experience

  • Experience with Orbitrap IQ-X and Q-Exactive Plus Mass Spectrometers

  • Experience with Vanquish LC system

  • HILIC experience

The Rockefeller University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the characteristics listed above.

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on various factors, including but not limited to organizational budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The hiring range provided represents The Rockefeller University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Compensation Range: Min

USD $90,000.00/Yr.

Compensation Range: Max

USD $120,000.00/Yr.

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Category Science

Position Type Regular Full-Time