Postdoctoral Researcher (Mass Spectrometry of Lipids in the Brain in Multiple Sclerosis)

Sheffield, South Yorkshire (GB)
£26,495 to £32,548 per annum
29 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Postdoctoral Researcher (Mass Spectrometry of Lipids in the Brain in Multiple Sclerosis)

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
The Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre (BMRC)
Fixed-term for 24 months
Full time
£26,495 to £32,548 per annum dependent on experience
Job number 040242
Closing date 22/04/18

At the Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre (BMRC) we have an international reputation for the quality of our research. Our staff collaborate with other researchers locally, nationally and internationally within the following research themes:  disease mechanisms, molecular microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, bioanalytical science and in the Centre for mass spectrometry imaging.

We are currently looking for an experienced scientist with excellent knowledge of mass spectrometry to work on one of our projects funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in the USA. The project aims to apply a number of mass spectrometry techniques to further understanding of changes in lipid composition in the white matter of the brain in progression in multiple sclerosis (MS). 

You will be responsible for designing and processing experiments on MS brain tissue for immunohistochemistry and subsequent analysis of the lipids within the samples using mass spectrometry techniques. It will also be your role to write up results and produce papers for publication.

You will have a doctorate (or close to completion) in a relevant subject or equivalent research experience. Experience and knowledge of histopathology (ideally brain pathology) is desirable.
You will also need excellent record-keeping and organisational skills and the ability to contribute to publications and grant application writing.

We welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements 

**We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented groups**

For non-EU applicants, we are unlikely to be able to offer a certificate of sponsorship for this job (unless you are switching from a UK student visa), so you should only apply if you already have unrestricted permission to work in the UK.

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