Post-doc in Biological Mass Spectrometry

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Closing Date
26 Jul 2020
£30,942 - £33,797
School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
3 years (1.0 FTE)

Bored of mixing colourless solutions? The laboratory of Dr. Leney at the University of Birmingham is looking for a skilled Post-Doctoral Research Associate with experience in biochemistry and/or mass spectrometry in order to tackle the characterisation of light harvesting complexes from microalgae.

The role will involve the extraction and purification of novel colourful (red, blue, green) and fluorescent protein complexes from microalgae. With the recent purchase of a new Orbitrap Eclipse, the project will involve use of this technology, in particular in the fields of top-down, cross-linking and native mass spectrometry, to address questions as to why light harvesting complexes in algae operate so efficiently.

The successful candidate would ideally have a solid grounding in protein mass spectrometry and the handling of protein complexes. He/she will also contribute his/her mass spectrometry expertise to other projects, centred on post-translational modifications and how these control protein function.

The post-holder will hold or be close to completing a PhD in a structural biology-related or mass spectrometry field, with practical experience in a wide range of biochemical and analytical techniques. Computational experience in modelling mass spectrometry data is desirable. He/she will be able to demonstrate significant problem-solving skills and research independence.

Candidates should be able to communicate effectively complex information, prioritise their workload and show strong attention to detail.

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