Research Fellow in Quantitative Interaction Proteomics

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£34,304 - £40,927 per annum.
Oct 25, 2021
End of advertisement period
Dec 21, 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 21/12/2021
Salary £34,304 - £40,927 per annum.
Job category/type Research

Job description

The School of Biological Sciences is currently seeking to appoint an experienced and motivated postdoctoral scientist to the post of Research Fellow in Quantitative Interaction Proteomics to join the Collins Quantitative Proteomics group (https://collinslab.net/) in the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast.

The successful candidate will undertake a senior role in the planning and delivery of research activity focused on quantitative interaction proteomics and data independent acquisition (DIA) mass spectrometry. Our research group focuses on 3 primary areas (i) development of new methodology in DIA mass spectrometry1,2, (ii) methods to characterize dynamic reorganization of protein complexes/interactions using both targeted and global approaches3,4, and most recently (iii) the application of these methods to problems in host-pathogen interactions and innate immunity.

This role will focus on the development and application of strategies to quantify protein complex reorganization in signalling systems. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record in mass spectrometry-based proteomics research with an excellent PhD degree awarded and strong publication record. This role will have responsibilities in independent research, supervision, planning, day-to-day lab management, collaborations and outreach

References: 1 Meier, F. et al. Nature Methods 17, 1229 (2020) 2 Collins, B. C. et al. Nature Communications 8, 291 (2017) 3 Collins, B. C. et al. Nat Meth 10, 1246 (2013) 4 Heusel, M. et al. Cell Systems 10, 133 (2020)

This post is available on a 24 month fixed term contract.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Have or about to obtain a PhD in quantitative proteomics, mass spectrometry, or a related discipline
  • At least 3 years recent relevant research experience in developing and applying mass spectrometry-based quantitative proteomics methods.
  • Peer reviewed publications or preprints in the area of mass spectrometry-based proteomics.
  • Experience in the general maintenance and technical troubleshooting of mass spectrometry instruments.
  • Experience in sample preparation and separations for mass spectrometry-based proteomics
  • Practical experience in processing, recording and handling data sets, and performing statistical analysis.
  • Experience with data analysis using scripting (e.g., R, python, unix).  

Queen’s University Belfast is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to equality of opportunity, fair participation and welcomes applications from all. However, our Fair Employment Equality Monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ and members of the Protestant Community also currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications for this role from individuals who identify with these backgrounds and / or communities.

For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, including our work in relation to Gender Equality (Athena SWAN), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Workplace Equality Index), Disability and Race (Race Equality Charter) please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity and/or www.qub.ac.uk/qgi

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