PostDoctoral Research Assistant in Single Cell Mass Spectrometry
Salary: £34,308 to £42,155 per annum
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 23 October 2022
The University of Surrey is opening a unique national facility for spatially resolved live single cell “omics” (SEISMIC). This centre will welcome industry and academic users from across the UK. SEISMIC will use the new cutting-edge Yokogawa SS2000 instrumentation to extract single cells, and even subcellular compartments from cells cultured whilst under microscope observation. Extracted cell contents can then be analysed using mass spectrometry “omics” at Surrey, and within collaborators. The methodology is also compatible with genome and RNA analysis. The SEISMIC award includes funds for researchers to travel to Surrey to conduct experiments. SEISMIC will enable scientific discoveries in a completely new way in distinct areas including drug discovery, infection, stem cell biology, immunity and ageing.
We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic individuals with excellent interpersonal, academic and technical skills to join our growing team and help us to set up and run SEISMIC. The postholder will help to drive forward the analytical measurement capability to enhance the sensitivity and reproducibility of single cell measurements of proteins, metabolites and lipids. The successful applicants will also work with a variety of users using the research base and will have opportunity to undertake development work too. There are therefore excellent opportunities for publication and career development for team-oriented scientists. You will need at least PhD degree in chemistry, biochemistry or related discipline. Experience in biological mass spectrometry would be preferred.
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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.
The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.