Experimental Officer in NMR Computational Metabolomics

University of Birmingham - Phenome Centre

The post is available in the first instance for 3 years, with a potential for extension.

As part of a £8m award from the MRC, industry and University of Birmingham, we are currently establishing a state-of-the-art metabolic phenotyping facility to conduct research in stratified medicine. Phenome Centre-Birmingham (PC-B) will apply two new Bruker 600 MHz NMR spectrometers, eleven new liquid chromatography-mass spectrometers (LC-MS), liquid handling robots and high specification computational infrastructure to better understand metabolic perturbations in human health and disease. The facility is anticipated to conduct tens of thousands of analyses per year, creating genuinely ‘Big Data’. The PC-B will interact closely with the MRC-NIHR National Phenome Centre in London to further enhance UK capacity and capabilities in metabolic phenotyping.

We seek to recruit a full-time highly motivated Experimental Officer in NMR Computational Metabolomics (Bioinformatics) to join the team of nine scientists running the PC-B. The successful candidate will contribute to fulfilling the research objectives of this centre with a focus on the development, implementation and application of computational approaches to metabolic phenotyping by NMR spectroscopy. The post will primarily comprise of implementing an automated data processing pipeline, experimental design, and processing and statistical analysis of large scale NMR based metabolomics datasets. In addition the post holder will collaborate with researchers within and external to the university (academic, industry, scientific instrument manufacturers) and providing training and support in bioinformatics.

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent experience in Bioinformatics, Chemometrics or Computational Biology (all with NMR metabolomics experience or a related specialism).

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Mark Viant on tel: +44 (0)121 414 2219 or email: M.Viant@bham.ac.uk or visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/phenome-centre/index.aspx for further details on the Phenome Centre-Birmingham.

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