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Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Mass Spectrometry

Job Reference : SRF20456
Location : Whiteknights Reading UK
Closing Date : 01/10/2017
Live Date : 30/08/2017
Salary : £29,799 - £35,550 per annum
Employment Type : AR-Research
School / Function : School of Chemistry Food & Pharmacy
Department : Chemistry
Hours Per week : 1.00 FTE
Contract Duration : Fixed term for up to 2.5 years

We are seeking an experienced postdoctoral researcher in mass spectrometry to work in liquid AP-(MA) LDI MS method development for biomolecular profiling applications.  The project is funded by the BBSRC (BB/R002975/1) and aims to develop a rapid analysis workflow for biological fluids from farm animals based on modern MALDI MS, allowing for early and specific detection of agriculturally important diseases and conditions.  The work will include experimental design; biological sample collection and preparation; data acquisition, analysis and further mining; and optimisation and maintenance of instrumentation.  The postholder will liaise with co-investigators, colleagues and companies in planning, managing and undertaking the day-to-day tasks of a demanding R&D project.

You will have:

  • A Science PhD or equivalent degree
  • Extensive knowledge of mass spectrometry and ideally its application to animal research
  • Relevant experience of using modern MS instrumentation with soft ionisation techniques
  • A commitment to high quality research

Informal contact details

Contact role:

Principal Investigator

Contact name:

Prof. Rainer Cramer

Contact phone:

+44 (0) 118 378 4550

Contact email:


The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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