Academic employee for metabolomics method development using mass spectrometry

Ansøgningsfrist: 30. september 2018

About us  
In the Department of Congenital Disorders at Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, we are about 40 employees and a number of associate guest researchers, PhD and specialists. The department is nationwide for a number of special biochemical and molecular biology studies and has an active research environment.  
 
The position  
You will be responsible for developing and improving LCMSMS-based methods for our metabolomics research projects from sample pre-analytics to handing of results.  
 
In collaboration with a dedicated technician and a dedicated academic researcher, your main tasks will include technical troubleshooting in the laboratory, literature search for state-of-the-art methods for various biological matrices, quality assurance (i.e. method validation, procedure writing, quality control, etc.).  
Your objectives will be to develop high quality and high throughput methods and apply these to our current research projects.  
 
In addition to metabolomics (primary focus), you will possibly be involved in other forms of method development, e.g. proteomics, steroid analyses, support on other instruments.  
 
Your education and experience  
We expect you to have a relevant academic background. It is preferable if you have a recent PhD or at least 3-year professional experience involving hands-on LCMSMS.  
To contest the position you probably have:  
• a strong technical background and interest in QExactives or Orbitrap-type instruments  
● experience in analytical method development, preferably in biology / life sciences  
● knowledge and interest in quality assurance  
● experience with or interest for automation of extraction methods (e.g. programming of pipetting robots)  
● good collaborative skills, commitment  
● proficient spoken and written English  
 
It is an advantage if you have:  
● metabolomics experience  
● experience with handling various biological matrices (dried blood spots, plasma, CSF, urine, etc.)  
● experience with collaboration and guidance of technicians  
 
In addition, it is an advantage if you speak and write Danish.  
 
We offer  
A job in a highly committed and ambitious work environment, with amble opportunity to influence the research projects and a highly varied working day.  
 
Terms of employment  
The employment is covered by the terms of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Federation of Professional Associations (AC) (overenskomst for akademikere i staten)  
  
The position is a fulltime position limited to 3 years.  
 
Contact  
For further inquiries about the position, please contact section leader Arieh Cohen +4532683520.  
 
Are you interested?  
Click “apply” to send your job application with curriculum vitae and diploma / exam certificates.  
Interviews are expected to be held in week 40 or 41.  
 
Statens Serum Institut has a non-smoking policy and is a non-smoking workplace.  
 
We encourage everyone who are interested to apply to the position – regardless of age, gender, religion, disa-bilities or ethnicity.



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