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University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Denmark

Postdoc in Metabolomics of metabolic diseases is available at the Moritz group for metabolomics, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen – Denmark, Oct 2021.

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Feb 01, 2022
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
Moritz group for metabolomics
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Copenhagen K,

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Qualification Details

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and qualifications:

  • PhD analytical chemistry, biochemistry or other subject relevant areas
  • Experience in LC-MS based metabolomics using Bruker tims-TOF Pro MS instrument
  • Experience in combining ion mobility and mass spectrometry data
  • Experience in metabolomics analysis of “SHIME®” samples
  • Experience in preprocessing of LC-MS data using Metaboscape and mzMine.
  • Knowledge in bioinformatics and biostatistics
  • Demonstrated capacity for effective teamwork.
  • Proven track record showing scientific productivity in peer reviewed journals.
  • Experience in supervising other researchers at different levels.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Your responsibility will be to develop methodology and strategies for high throughput mass spectrometry based metabolomics.  The methods will be applied to study cohorts involving phenotypes of healthy persons and patients with different degree of diseases, as well being part of metabolomics analysis in a project involving the Simulator of the human intestinal microbial ecosystem (SHIME®).

The objectives are the following: 1) develop strategies and methods for identifying metabolic signatures in relation to metabolic diseases; 2) develop high-throughput concepts for being able to run large cohorts.

You must have excellent communication and organisational skills as you will contribute to collaborative work, including other research groups and the metabolomics platform at CBMR.

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Documents Required

Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  4. List of publications

About the Department

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research’s vision is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that transforms our basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. We were established in 2010 and in 2017, we moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower www.maersktower.ku.dk.

The Center has around 260 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines. You can read more about us here: www.cbmr.ku.dk.

Our group and researchOur goal is to use metabolomics approaches to study the role of metabolites and lipids in metabolism. By using mass spectrometry based methods we can screen for 100s to 1000s compounds or target specific compounds in different biological systems. We hope to be able to uncover the basic role of metabolites in metabolism and their role in developing diseases. You can read more about the Moritz Group here.

Project descriptionThe project aims to develop and apply mass spectrometry based methodology for studying metabolic diseases. The methodology will be based on using liquid pipetting robot for sample preparation of plasma samples, and LC-QTOF-MS analysis, both using reversed phase and hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography. The project involves setting up validation criteria, QC-methodology for being able to compare batches of analyses. For improve the metabolite annotation criteria we will add collisional-cross section values for accurate metabolite identity in addition to retention time and tandem mass spectrometry. All projects will be in close collaboration with other groups at CBMR or external collaborators.

About the Employer: University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Note or Other details

International applicants may find these links useful www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and https://www.workindenmark.dk/ .

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

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Contact details

For further information please contact Professor Thomas Moritz at thomas.moritz@sund.ku.dk for questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact SUND HR CBMR at SUND-HR-CBMR@sund.ku.dk.

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