We seek to recruit a full-time postdoctoral-level Experimental Officer to join the team of scientists running the NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility for Environmental Metabolomics. This national facility offers a comprehensive metabolomics research service to environmental scientists from across the UK, including experimental design, metabolite extraction, measurement of metabolites using NMR spectroscopy and/or high resolution LC-MS, metabolite identification, and extensive computational analysis.


The research addresses major 21st century challenges within the marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments, including studies in environmental toxicology, biodiversity and global climate change. The metabolomics facility has access to the University’s world-class analytical facilities, including to several NMR spectrometers from 500 to 900 MHz with sample changers and cryoprobes, as well as to ultra-high resolution mass spectrometers and LC-MS platforms complemented by Triversa chip-based nanoelectrospray systems and 1D and 2D LC instrumentation.

Applicants should hold a PhD in analytical biochemistry, metabolomics or natural products chemistry, with significant hands-on experience in small molecule NMR spectroscopy, spectral processing, interpretation and statistical analysis.

The post is available in the first instance until 31st March 2014, with a potential 2-year extension.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Mark Viant on tel: +44 (0)121 414 2219 or email: M.Viant@bham.ac.uk or visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics/index.aspx for further details on the NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility at the University of Birmingham.

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