Research Associate in Metabolomics

Vacancy Reference Number
University of Birmingham
Closing Date
28 Apr 2024
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £31,396 to £33,966 with potential progression once in post to £38,205
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK
Fixed term, 2-year post with potential for extension

The post holder will primarily be involved in the application of LC-MS metabolomics to multiple toxicological and human health related projects in the Phenome Centre Birmingham, working with eight others in the team whose expertise spans analytical chemistry, bioinformatics and biostatistics to metabolic biochemistry and toxicology. The successful applicant must be highly motivated to contribute to fulfilling the objectives of both the PCB and the PrecisionTox project.

The post will focus on applying high-throughput analytical methods, including advanced robotic sample preparation and state-of-the art hybrid LC-MS metabolomics assays that combine untargeted analyses with targeted measurements of metabolic biomarkers. The metabolomics will be conducted under QA/QC within a CRO-like environment. Sample types that will routinely be analysed include human cell lines, tissues and biofluids, as well as multiple model organism extracts (C. elegans, Drosophila, Zebrafish, D. magna, Xenopus). The post will involve collaborations with scientists within and external to the University of Birmingham (academic, industry, scientific instrument manufacturers), including with other members of the PrecisionTox consortium. It will initially be for 2 years with potential for extension.

Further Information

Contact Details

Informal enquires to Prof Mark Viant ( and Dr Andrew Southam ( )