Mass Spectrometry Technician

Imperial College London - Department Surgery and Cancer/ Division of Computational and Systems Medicine/ Faculty of Medicine

Campus: South Kensington

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a Mass Spectrometry Technician to support the Imperial Clinical Phenotyping Centre based at Imperial College London. Based in state-of-the-art facilities the Centre uses a wide range of analytical and experimental techniques to undertake metabolic phenotyping of human samples with the aim of identifying novel biomarkers of disease to improve their diagnosis and treatment.

Applications are invited to provide a range of technical support and laboratory sample preparation to the research services conducted within the Centre. In particular, the post-holder will carry out day-to-day running of the mass spectrometry assays providing technical support to a number of research projects. Under the overall direction and supervision of the line manager the post holder will apply and extend his/her knowledge of relevant laboratory techniques. In addition to research support, the duties include laboratory administrative responsibilities.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor degree in Chemical/Biological Sciences or a related field or equivalent vocational qualification and / or relevant experience in a laboratory environment. He/she will be able to demonstrate experience in biofluid handling and experience of using mass spectroscopic instruments. Good team working skills and the ability to work to deadlines whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy will be essential.

This full time position is offered for a fixed-term of 12 months in the first instance, and will be based at Imperial College South Kensington Campus.

Reference number: SM109-17HP

Closing date: 20 October 2017

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For further information please contact Dr Matthew R. Lewis ( or Verena Horneffer-van der Sluis (

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