Postdoctoral Fellow - Mass Spectrometry

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute - Biological Sciences

Fixed term for 12 months.

The Teichmann Group in the Cellular Genetics Programme is looking for a motivated and dynamic postdoctoral fellow to carry out a project using a chemoproteomic approach to ascertain the biochemistry of a particular steroid in mouse immune cell differentiation and regulation. The ideal candidate will already have postdoctoral experience in the field and in particular will be skilled in mass spectrometry data analysis.

Essential Skills

  • PhD in Biological Sciences
  • Post doctoral experience in alkyne-azide click chemistry
  • Working with murine primary cells and human cancer cell lines
  • Affinity proteomics and large-scale mass spectrometry data analysis
  • Fluorescence microscopy
  • Knowledge of steroid biology in immune and cancer cells

Ideal Skills

  • Other knowledge, skills and experience as appropriate to the research area
  • Basic synthetic organic chemistry
  • Basic molecular biology and biochemical techniques

Other information

The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.

The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Open Targets, a Biodata Innovation Centre and will soon host Genomics England Limited's 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. The Campus is also home to Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science. Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation and supports learning by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Campus. Its mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society.

To help researchers to develop their skills and networks, the Institute hosts a range of scientific seminars with internal and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops.

Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.

Closing date for applications: 2nd November 2017, however applications will be considered and reviewed on an on-going basis and therefore the post may be filled before the deadline.