Senior Laboratory Technician (Chronobiology) - School of Biosciences & Medicine

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Closing Date
21 Jul 2019
£27,025 to £31,302 per annum
University of Surrey

Job Description:

This exciting opportunity has arisen and is associated with the Metabolomics Core Facility ( and the research of the Chronobiology Section ( led by Professor Debra Skene: (


The Chronobiology Section has pioneered the use of untargeted and targeted UPLC-MS metabolomics to investigate 24 h rhythms, circadian and sleep/wake processing in a range of species, including humans. We are seeking a candidate experienced in liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) analysis to plan and run metabolomics studies within the facility. The position will involve analysing biological samples from metabolic studies across the School and may involve working with external collaborators.  As such we are looking for a good team player with experience of LC-MS metabolomics analysis to oversee the running of the equipment, prepare samples, perform targeted quantitative LC-MS analysis and liaise with researchers within and outside of the University of Surrey.


This position would suit someone with excellent attention to detail, substantial LC-MS experience and an interest in metabolism/chronobiology. Previous experience of data analysis would be beneficial to the successful applicant to support the training provided. In addition to further developing existing knowledge/skills in Mass Spectrometry-Metabolomics; this position will provide opportunities to work alongside experienced team of laboratory technicians from a range of backgrounds, attend research seminars and build professional contacts across the Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences.


In addition to your salary, you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and pension, along with excellent career development opportunities to help you fill your potential. The University of Surrey is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Guildford, just 30 miles from London and benefitting from excellent rail and road connections.

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Professor Debra Skene:
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