Research Fellow in Food Proteomics

Surrey, United Kingdom
£34,308 to £37,474 per annum
17 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Biochemical Sciences

Location: Guildford
Salary: £34,308 to £37,474 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 05 February 2023
Reference: 002523

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow which is available immediately in the Food and Molecular Immunology research group led by Professor Clare Mills in the Immunology Section of the School of Biosciences and Medicine, University of Surrey. It forms part of her ongoing collaboration with Waters Corporation (Wilmslow, UK) and Nestlé (Lausanne, Switzerland).

The overall focus of the post is to apply state-of-the-art proteomics methods to define the molecular characteristics of extensively hydrolysed infant formula (EHF) as determinants of their immunological activity. This is being realised through the application of ion mobility mass spectrometry to monitor both residual intact protein and peptide profiling in EHF and identify and semi-quantify processing induced modifications which may affect the safety of EHF for allergic infants. As part of the project the postholder will have training visits to the Nestlé research centre in Lausanne, Switzerland and the Waters Corporation MS centre at Wilmslow, UK.

We are therefore looking for a highly motivated individual with a PhD in a biochemistry or biological chemistry or a related and proven ability in the application of application of mass spectrometry methods to analysis of biological molecules. A knowledge of proteomics would be beneficial.

We are part of the growing and vibrant Section of Immunology located at the beautiful campus of the University of Surrey, close to London. The Section is within the Department of Biochemical Sciences and links to the unique capability in single cell imaging with mass spectrometry which builds on the National ion beam facility.

Interviews to be held the week beginning 17/02/2023

When completing the online application form, please ensure you include a cover letter with a supporting statement.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Prof. Clare Mills  (

Further details: Job Description

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

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.

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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.

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