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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Metabolomics

University of Oxford - Department of Chemistry

Location: Oxford
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum, Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th September 2021
Closes: 1st October 2021
Job Ref: 152991

Department of Chemistry, Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Metabolomics to work on a collaborative research project with Professor James McCullagh, Director of Mass Spectrometry Research Facility on a research project, initially for a period of 12 months with the possibility for extension.

The role will involve conducting a metabolomics method development and application project to explore the capabilities of ion-chromatography coupled directly to Orbitrap mass spectrometry (IC-MS) for untargeted and targeted metabolomics. Using state of the art instrumentation supplied by our project partner ThermoFisher Scientific, the role will focus on exploring technical capabilities and applying IC-MS in a number of research projects. Other duties will include helping organise, workshops, writing manuscripts, grant applications and making presentations at conferences.

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You should hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in Analytical Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry applications in biochemistry, biomedical research or a related area. You should be familiar with the use of multiple liquid chromatography methods coupled to Orbitrap Mass Spectrometry and the preparation of biological samples (cells, tissues and bio-fluids) for mass spectrometry-based metabolomics.

The post will be based in the Mass Spectrometry Research Facility, Department of Chemistry, Mansfield Road, Oxford.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 1 October 2021 can be considered. Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

The Department of Chemistry is an Athena SWAN Silver award holder. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.

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