Researcher (Mass Spectrometric Non-invasive breast cancer test using fingertip smears)

Sheffield, South Yorkshire (GB)
Grade 6 - £26,495 to £32,548 per annum dependent on experience (fixed term for 12 months)
22 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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 Medical Research Council, UK. The project aims to apply classic protein chemistry techniques combined with Mass Spectrometry and statistical modelling to devise a test enabling the non invasive screening of breast cancer from fingertip smears.

You will be responsible for designing and processing experiments using proteomics and a combination of MALDI MS, Ion Mobility MS/MS and LC MS/MS on fingertip smears from healthy and oncological patients. 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. Good knowledge of proteomics methods and of their application, and experience of report writing and publication, including conference papers, journal papers and/or client reports is essential.

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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