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Senior Scientific Officer

The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research - Metabolomics

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £28,000 to £41,000 (depending on experience) plus relocation allowance and sponsorship and fees for a Skilled Workers Visa may be available where applicable
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 14th November 2021

The CRUK Beatson Institute is a cancer research institute, situated in Glasgow with approximately 250 researchers split across 30 research groups consisting of PIs, postdoctoral scientists, PhD students and scientific officers. It is one of Europe's leading cancer research centres, supporting cutting-edge work into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development. As well as core support from Cancer Research UK, the Institute also receives an additional third of its total income from external grants and industry collaborations. It has an excellent reputation for fundamental cancer research, including world-class metabolism studies and renowned in vivo modelling of tumour growth and metastasis. Its research ethos is about excellence, honesty, openness, accountability, and integrity.  We have an exciting opening to join the Institute’s Metabolomics facility which uses mass spectrometry to support cancer metabolism research projects, where the aim is to increase our understanding of alterations in metabolic pathways in cancer and to use this knowledge to aid in the development of novel therapies.

We are looking for a Senior Scientific Officer to assist in the operation of our state-of-the-art instrumentation (Thermo Q-Exactive, Altis triple quadrupole (QQQ) LC-MS and Agilent GC-QQQ). The successful candidate will liaise with researchers, acquire high quality data, and carry out regular instrument maintenance. The role provides a fantastic opportunity to significantly contribute to the future shaping and success of the Metabolomics Facility.

You should possess a PhD in a Biochemistry related discipline and strong laboratory skills.  It is essential to have experience in LC-MS and/or GC-MS in metabolomics or a related field. Knowledge of data analysis software packages for metabolomics and/or lipidomics is desirable. Excellent communication skills, enthusiasm and the ability to work well in a team are essential as the role involves active interactions with the facility users.

For informal enquiries please email David Sumpton at

All applications must be made via our website at

Closing date for applications is 14 November 2021

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