Research Associate/Fellow

University of Nottingham - Pharmacy

Location: University Park
Salary: £26,052 to £38,183 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29301 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

EU FP7 funding ‘DBOARD’: Novel Diagnostics and Biomarkers for Early Identification of Chronic Inflammatory Joint Diseases

We are looking for a highly motivated Research Assocuate/Fellow to join this project. The successful candidate will join a team of researchers at the University of Nottingham and ten other EU institutions to undertake research on the identification, validation and qualification of new lipid biomarkers for degenerative and inflammatory diseases of joints. The position will be based at the University of Nottingham and the successful candidate will work in the Schools of Pharmacy and Life Sciences.

The person appointed will develop, co-ordinate and conduct both targetted and global lipidomic analyses of biofluid samples from clinical osteoarthritis studies using LC-MS/MS and UPLC-MS analysis. They will also undertake subsequent bioinformatic analyses and biomarker discovery research. Candidates must have proven experience in analytical method development (LC-MS) and in the design and implementation of metabolomics experiments.

Candidates should have been awarded, or have submitted a PhD (or equivalent) in analytical science or mass spectrometry specialising in metabolomics. Proven experience in the fields of lipidomics or bioinformatics would be desirable. The successful candidate should possess good project leadership skills and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

This full-time post is available on a fixed-term contract from 01 January 2017 until 30 September 2017.

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Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor David Barrett, tel: 0115 9515062 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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