We are looking for an outstanding and highly motivated postdoctoral research associate in mass spectrometry – based metabolomics to join the Systems Medicine research group. The group is led by Professor Dumas and works across Imperial College’s and the Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction (www.imperial.ac.uk/metabolism-digestion-reproduction/) and the National Heart and Lung Institute (www.imperial.ac.uk/nhli). You will...
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- Reference MED02196
- Date posted 5 January 2021
- Closing date 7 February 2021
We are looking for an outstanding and highly motivated postdoctoral research associate in mass spectrometry – based metabolomics to join the Systems Medicine research group. The group is led by Professor Dumas and works across Imperial College’s and the Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction (www.imperial.ac.uk/metabolism-digestion-reproduction/) and the National Heart and Lung Institute (www.imperial.ac.uk/nhli).
You will develop mass spectrometry-based metabolomic workflows (optimisation of chromatographic conditions, maintenance of a comprehensive standards database) and will perform metabolomics studies in human, cellular and animal samples. You will contribute to the identification of host and microbial metabolites and their pathways involved in cardio-metabolism. You will play a role in influencing the project: method development and optimisation, prioritisation of compounds for structural identification, interpretation of results.
You will also have a key role in the recently established Microbiome Network (www.imperial.ac.uk/microbiome-network/) which Professor Dumas is leading and will be required to travel across the various campuses and collaborating institutions to meet the project’s needs.
Duties and responsibilities
You will be in charge of implementing and applying the relevant and innovative methodologies for Mass-Spectrometry-based metabolomics data generated by Prof. Dumas’ group and the Microbiome Network:
- Management of project data
- Development of extraction and chromatographic methods for open profiling and targeted quantification in biofluids, tissues and faeces
- Maintenance of a comprehensive chemical standards database
- Participation in research meetings and internal seminars
- Assistance with the administration of the Team and Network as determined by regular meetings
- Planning and carrying out research in accordance with the project aims
- Writing progress reports and prepare results for publication and dissemination via presentations at scientific meetings and peer-reviewed journals
- Presenting research findings to colleagues and at conferences
- Maintaining accurate and complete records of all findings
- Assisting with grant applications
- Liaising as appropriate with international research collaborators/partners
- Developing contacts and research collaborations within the department/division/faculty and wider academic community in order to further the project aims
- Promoting the reputation of the group, the department and the College
- Undertaking appropriate administrative tasks
- Attending relevant meetings
You may also be asked to carry out teaching duties or to collaborate in other departmental research projects
You will require to:
- hold a PhD in Analytical Chemistry or similar with a strong expertise in liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry
- have a scientific experience in metabolomics (molecules
- have strong skills in MS data and statistical processing (R, Matlab, Jupiter notebooks), incl. molecular networking and using GNPS to illuminate the dark metabolome
This is a full time and fixed term contract till the 31st August 2021.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 - £39,183 per annum.
Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Prof. Marc-Emmanuel Dumas – firstname.lastname@example.org .
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