Lab Manager/Research Assistant
Vitamin D Bioanalysis & Steroid Metabolism Mass Spectrometry
3-years fixed term
£27,600 – £29,325 plus London allowances (£3,727 & £1,402) per annum
The groups' research is aimed at understanding the metabolism and function of steroid and vitamin D hormones using mass spectrometry. Current areas of research include liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method developments for high-throughput quantitation in order to establish novel clinical and diagnostic applications. We are using this technology for translational research in the analysis of human observational and clinical cohorts to define steroid and vitamin D metabolism in the circulation, excretion and localised tissues, and characterise the role of this metabolism in human physiology and health.
The post holder will contribute to the scientific programme of the vitamin D and steroid metabolism groups. This will include learning and applying laboratory techniques including sample preparation extraction methods, and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry analysis and quantitation methods. They will support the overall running of the laboratory, including instrumentation troubleshooting, and compliance such as the implementation of Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) for the analysis of biological samples
The successful candidate should have a degree in an appropriate scientific subject, lab management experience, ability to organise time effectively, prioritise and work to deadlines. Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification online for further information about the position.
Final appointment will be subject to pre-employment screening.