Research Technician (Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry)

University of Dundee - Centre for Advanced Scientific Technologies

Applications are invited for the position of research technician to support senior facility staff with facility operations, on-going proteomics services and projects within the School of Life Sciences. The successful applicant will be based in the Fingerprints Proteomics Facility and will work as part of a small yet dynamic support team interacting closely with other scientists on proteomics based projects.

The facility offers a range of proteomic and mass spectrometry based services that include protein identification, protein characterisation (e.g. phosphorylation) and global protein quantitation (e.g. SILAC, iTRAQ/TMT and Label Free). It is extremely well equipped with 10 mass spectrometry systems, including 4 x LTQ Orbitraps, Q-Exactive HF, TSQ Quantiva, LTQ Velos and a Bruker Autoflex Speed MALDI-TOF.

This is an excellent opportunity for a technically minded individual who enjoys working in a lab environment with instrumentation and has a consistent logical approach to problem solving. It is expected that the successful individual will be qualified to a minimum of HNC level or equivalent, have practical knowledge and experience of working in a similar environment, and should have the following qualities: a team player, results orientated with excellent attention to detail, good computer literacy skills with a strong focus on customer service.

Knowledge and/or experience of the following techniques and instrumentation would be an advantage: Processing of low abundance protein samples including in-gel digestion, protein quantitation (BCA), SDS-PAGE, MALDI-TOF, nLC-MS/MS, Q-TOF, Q-IT and LTQ-FT. Knowledge and experience in the use of proteomics software for instrument control and data analysis such as Xcalibur/Chromeleon and Mascot would be a distinct advantage as would experience with quality control (QC). If you think you have the necessary qualities and experience we are looking for then you are encouraged to apply.

Informal enquires should be directed to the facility manager (Douglas Lamont), tel: (01382) 388275, or e-mail

The position is available immediately for 12 months.

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