MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Vitamin D Bioanalysis
(3 Year fixed term)
MRC Band 4 Salary: £39,375 plus London allowances (£3,913 & £1,472) per annum
The vitamin D Bioanalysis group focuses on understanding the role of vitamin D metabolism and function on human physiology and health using mass spectrometry applications. This project will investigate how different vitamin D metabolism pathways, its deficiency and sufficiency, and the role of supplementation influences the overall function of vitamin D and its impact on health outcomes. A range of techniques will be used including liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, mass spectrometry imaging, alongside isotope-labelling and conjugation metabolomics.
We are looking for a highly talented and skilled postdoctoral researcher with a background in analytical chemistry and endocrinology or a related field. The candidate should have a record of accomplishments indicating the ability to perform analysis, visualisation, and dissemination of multi metabolite data produced by mass spectrometry method developments and measurements from biological samples. The candidate is expected to have proficiency in liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, including method development, sample measurements of biological samples and data analysis. They will also help with supervising students and contribute to the smooth running of the research group such as contributing with grant proposals
Applicants must have a PhD in relevant analytical biochemistry, metabolism, molecular biology or related discipline with at least one first author publication in a respected journal. Proven experience in Biochemical techniques, including in vitro enzyme assays, proteomics and Mass spectrometry imaging would be an advantage.
This role qualifies for endorsement by UKRI for a UK Global Talent Visa, for which the successful applicant is likely to be eligible to apply.
Final appointment will be subject to pre-employment screening
Additional allowances comprise a £1,000 lump sum Settlement Allowance plus a yearly Training Allowance of £850 in the first year, paid in monthly instalments. The Training Allowance increases to £1,300 in year two, and £1,800 in the third year.