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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Metabolomics Core of the University of Michigan is seeking a Targeted Metabolomics Group Lead to manage a small group of individuals performing targeted mass spectrometry analysis and method development.  Experience developing targeted assays using both liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry methods (LC-MS) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) methods on a large variety of biological matrices is required. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success with troubleshooting instrumentation and assay issues related to chromatography, mass accuracy and sensitivity, and some experience with statistical analysis of data.


Customer Support

  • Handle inquiries from potential customers about the types of assays offered by the Core, any method development needed to conduct the customer’s analysis, and/or costs and timelines for project completion

  • Generating reports for clients as requested and associated administrative duties

  • Meet with clients to explain reports and contribute to experimental research design and planning for future studies

Laboratory Support & Oversight

  • Supervise targeted group staff in the preparation and analysis of samples

  • Implement quality assurance for metabolomics studies

  • Conduct metabolomics studies using both liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry methods (LC-MS) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) methods.

  • Maintain facility instrumentation and ensure compliance with OSEH workplace safety requirements

  • Communicate and collaborate effectively to deliver on-time and high quality results

  • Work as a key member and contributor to a larger metabolomics team

Assay Analysis & Presentation of Data

  • Analyze mass spectra with a variety of software packages and integrate new bioinformatics tools into the data analysis pipeline

  • Prepare and present metabolomics results for internal/external professional audiences


  • Participate in the training of staff, research fellows and graduate students

  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures and training documents

Required Qualifications*

  • Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry or equivalent life science

  • Expertise in HPLC, GC or UHPLC coupled to mass spectrometry including sample preparation, analysis optimization and method development

  • 6-10 years’ experience analyzing mass spectra

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.