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Requisition ID:  19743

Lab Assistant - Metabolomics

Job Summary

A student opportunity available in the Metabolite Profiling Facility, located in the Bindley Bioscience Center at Discovery Park (https://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/bioscience/facilities/core/metabolite/index.php).  The position involves assisting with the chemical analysis of compounds in biological samples.  The position involves sample preparation, instrumental set-up, and data analysis for High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (HPLC/MS) and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) instrumentation.  

Basic laboratory skills are required.  Essential duties include sample preparation prior to instrumental analysis, such as weighing samples and performing liquid extractions.  Instrument set-up would require preparing mobile phases, by weighing buffers and adjusting pH.  Sample analysis requires the use of instrument vendor software and MS Excel.  Duties would also include updating chemical inventories and keeping the lab clean.  Appropriate training will be provided. 

Education

Completion of at least one course in Biology, Chemistry, or related areas that involved wet lab skills (ie weighing, pipetting, basic lab safety, etc).

Experience

Basic laboratory skills are required.

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt


Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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