Research Fellow in Mass Spectrometry - School of Biosciences

Location
United Kingdom
Salary
£30,395 - £39,609
Posted
Aug 15, 2019
Closes
Aug 20, 2019
Ref
117085
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Research Fellow in Mass Spectrometry - 81935

School of Biosciences

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time/Permanent

Closing date: 20th August 2019

We seek to recruit a Research Fellow in Mass Spectrometry to undertake research as part of the EPSRC funded programme 'NAMS: Native ambient mass spectrometry'. The post holder will undertake research in ambient mass spectrometry (including DESI, nanoDESI, LESA), and ion mobility spectrometry (including FAIMS, TWIMS and TIMS) of proteins and peptides.

Mass spectrometry facilities at the University of Birmingham include Thermo Fisher Q-Exactive HF, Orbitrap Elite, Synapt G2S travelling wave ion mobility mass spectrometer, TSQ Vantage, and Bruker Solarix FT-ICR, and high field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry (FAIMS).

The postholder will undertake research in native ambient mass spectrometry (including DESI, nanoDESI, LESA), and ion mobility spectrometry (including FAIMS, TWIMS and TIMS) of proteins and peptides.

The post holder should have significant hands-on experience of: ambient surface mass spectrometry, mass spectrometry imaging, peptide and protein analysis, native mass spectrometry, ion mobility mass spectrometry and programming for mass spectrometry data analysis.

For informal enquiries, please contact Prof Helen J. Cooper at h.j.cooper@bham.ac.uk .

The postholder will have a BSc in Chemistry, Physics or related area and have, or be about to submit, a PhD in Mass Spectrometry. The postholder should have significant hands-on experience of the following: ambient surface mass spectrometry, mass spectrometry imaging, peptide and protein analysis, native mass spectrometry, ion mobility mass spectrometry, programming for mass spectrometry data analysis.

Main duties

The responsibilities may include some but not all of the responsibilities outlined below.
  • To undertake research in ambient mass spectrometry, native mass spectrometry, mass spectrometry imaging, ion mobility spectrometry, and other related mass spectrometry techniques.
  • Analyse and interpret data
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
  • Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc
  • Supervise students on research related work and provide guidance to PhD students where appropriate to the discipline
  • Contribute to knowledge transfer on own specialism that is of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader
  • Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods
  • Undertake management/administration arising from research
  • Contribute to Departmental/School research-related activities and research-related administration
  • Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader
  • Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as scientific experimentation, literature reviews, and research interviews
  • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters
  • Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research
  • Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines
  • Contribute to writing bids for research funding
  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, with assistance of a mentor if required


Skills and Experience
  • The postholder will have a BSc in Chemistry, Physics or related area and have, or be about to submit, a PhD in Mass Spectrometry.
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

We value diversity at The University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community

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