We seek to recruit a full-time postdoctoral-level Experimental Officer in computational biology to join the team of scientists running the NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility for Environmental Metabolomics. This national facility offers a comprehensive metabolomics research service to environmental scientists from across the UK, including experimental design, metabolite extraction, measurement of metabolites using NMR spectroscopy and/or high resolution LC-MS, metabolite identification, and extensive data handling and computational analysis. The research addresses major 21st century challenges within the marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments, including studies in environmental toxicology, biodiversity and global climate change.
The Experimental Officer in Bioinformatics will focus on the development and application of workflows for spectral processing of mass spectrometry metabolomics data. In addition the postholder will lead the statistical and network analyses of the metabolomics data generated using both mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy. This will include programming in Matlab, R and/or Python, and developing Galaxy workflows and related tools for data management and multi-omics data integration. The position also includes the training of visiting scientists and undertaking some independent research in computational metabolomics, all while working closely with other Experimental Officers in mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy metabolomics.
You should hold a PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology or metabolomics, with significant hands-on experience in the analysis of metabolomics or related data.
The post is available in the first instance until 31st March 2016, with potential for extension