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Postdoctoral Researcher in Volatilomics - Dublin City University

Date Posted: 15/02/18
End date for submission of applications: 02/03/18 (or until suitable applicant identified)

Job Description:

We are seeking an enthusiastic scientist with experience in chromatography-ˇmass spectrometric (MS) methods to undertake a study towards the greater understanding of the diagnostic value of volatiles emitted from the skin organ as they relate to human skin cancer diagnostics. Science Foundation Ireland has recently awarded TIDA funding for the programme VolScreen to develop chromatographic methods for the analysis of skin volatiles using methods amenable to portable GC-MS instrumentation. The VolScreen study is being carried out in conjunction with St Vincent’s University Hospital whereby, as part of the programme, a participant study will be carried out. Chemometric-type analysis of the data will be used to understand and interpret the data as it relatesto melanoma diagnosis.
Under ethical approval, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will collect relevant samples from participants using a non-invasive head space-solid phase microextraction (HS-SPME) technique. Samples will beanalysed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Method development will be required for adaptation of current methods to meet requirements of a portable GC system. Advanced data analytics will be used for the pre-processing of the data, identification of relevant metabolites, and
variable selection and modelling of the data.

The duration of this role will be for 10 months in the first instance.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reporting to his/her Principal Investigator the Postdoctoral Researcher will:
  • Conduct a specified programme of research on skin volatile analysis principally by GC-MS.
  • Lead participant-based studies under University Ethical Approval.
  • Deliver research outputs and provide input into reports as required according to projectmanagement schedules.
  • Attend and present results at project technical progress meetings.
  • Liaise with both internal and external stakeholders including industrial and clinical partners.
  • Disseminate the outcomes of the research in which he/she is engaged including publishing in
  • high quality peer reviewed journals of international standing where appropriate.
  • Support the PI and research group in the design and development and implementation of the
  • broader research programme.
  • Support if required, the development of proposals for research funding.
  • Take responsibility as requested for day-to-day advice and support of graduate research students associated with your research group.
  • Mentor, assist and train as appropriate and as directed, the research graduate students and more junior postdoctoral fellows within the group.
  • Contribute to reporting, funder/partner visits and other administrative management work associated with your programme of research and the research group.
  • Contribute to teaching and outreach activities of the group.
  • Engage in appropriate training and development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, the School or Research Centre, or the University.
  • Carry out administrative work associated with the programme of research as necessary.

Minimum Criteria
Candidates must have a primary degree and PhD in Analytical Chemistry of which Mass Spectrometry-ˇbased research was a significant component. A good knowledge in one or more of the following areas is sought: chromatography, solid phase microextraction, metabolomics and advanced chemometrics. A strong focus on biological analysis would be important. Demonstrated experience inhyphenated MS techniques is preferable but not a pre-ˇrequisite. Applicants should be capable of working independently with a high degree of technical competence whilst also being a team player, he/she must demonstrate initiative, be hard working, versatile and productive. S/he should have good communication and organisational skills. Appointments will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be made on the appropriate point of the salary scales, in line with current Government pay policy.

Salary:

€36,489 – €42,181

Contact Details:

All informal enquiries to emer.duffy@dcu.ie or aoife.morrin@dcu.ie
To apply, please send a CV and cover letter by email to:
Dr. Morrin
Email: aoife.morrin@dcu.ie


Field LCMS Application Specialist (m/f) - Agilent Technologies

Date Posted: 23/01/18
End date for submission of applications: 28/04/18

Job Description:

Agilent is the premier laboratory partner for a better world. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the insights they seek – so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

We are currently looking for a LCMS Field Application Specialist (m/f) to join the dynamic Sales Team of UK and Ireland.

You will be a part of the European Sales Organization in the Agilent's Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group. 
In this position, you will deliver superior instrument and workflow demonstrations and application support to customers, interact with Sales Managers, Account Managers and Product Specialists. The position requires a strong background in mass spectrometry, can be based in a variety of locations and will require at least 75% travel. It is important that you are proactive, communicative and a strong team player.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate the latest, state-of-the-art, LC-MS (single quad, triple quad and Q-TOF) technology at customer sites or in the Agilent Centers of Excellence in Cheadle (UK)
  • Position the results to customers through presentations, seminars and application notes 
  • Understand customer's challenges, recommend solutions, and ensure highest customer satisfaction
  • Travel to customer’s sites to present results, implement methods, provide application consulting and deliver on-site customer trainings classes 
  • Train Agilent sales team about LCMS technology, the latest instrumentation and MS based solutions 
  • Work with the sales teams to exceed LC-MS sales targets 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master Degree in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent
  • Knowledge of LC and LCMS technology and its operations
  • Experience with Agilent software, HPLC and/or mass spectrometry products is an advantage Ideally some industry experience in an MS environment
  • Excellent presentation, communication and customer facing skills is required
  • Good team working skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Fluent verbal & written English skills 

Should you have any further questions in regards to the application process, please contact Blanka Demeter on +36 1 883 5287

To apply, please visit our Careers Page - Requisition 2075044

Salary:

Competitive.

Contact Details:

Blanka Demeter
Email: Europe_staffing.coordinator@agilent.com 


Senior Scientist, Animal Sports Screening - LGC

Date Posted: 20/01/18
End date for submission of applications: 28/02/18

Job Description:

Department /Division: Sport & Specialised Analytical Services / Standards
Salary: Competitive
Location: Fordham, Cambridgeshire
Contract: Permanent
Vacancy Reference:1192
Closing Date: 28th February 2018

LGC’s Sport and Specialised Analytical Services (SSAS) department provides a range of analytical services including animal sports doping control, nutritional supplement analysis, drug monitoring and bespoke contract research.

Due to the diverse analytes studied, a range of instrument technologies are employed, including high resolution accurate mass, GC-MS, LC-MS, ICP-MS and clinical analysis. The SSAS department is located at our Fordham facility and operates to ISO 17025 quality systems.

Job purpose:
We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working Senior Scientist to join our Animal Sports team.

We provide medication and doping control services to the animal sports sector, where the major of customers include the BHA, FEI, and GBGB.  Drug screening for these regulatory bodies is carried out to protect the integrity of the sports and the welfare of the animal competitors.  Prescribed methodologies based on ICP-MS, GC and LC-MS/MS (including high resolution Orbitrap technology) are used in the laboratory but these are routinely undergoing review and refinement.  The laboratory must respond to the latest threats identified by the regulators and so method development and validation underpin all drug screening activities. As part of a team, the job holders will provide a high-quality analytical chemistry service to LGC’s animal sports customers.  All work will be performed under the ISO17025 quality standard.

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will have sound scientific knowledge with experience of chromatography and related techniques
  • Knowledge and experience of mass spectrometry and particularly GC-MS and LC-MS techniques
  • Knowledge and experience of high resolution accurate mass anlaysis (desirable, but training can be provided for the right candidate)
  • Knowledge and experience of ICP-MS (desirable, but training can be provided for the right candidate)
  • Operationally aware and able to contribute to improvements in output and efficiency
  • You will be an excellent communicator, able to convey information accurately and concisely
  • Team worker, able to work flexibly and with initiative to bring forward ideas

We will be considering applicants as they apply, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.

To apply, please email a copy of your CV together with a covering email stating why you are interested in this role to Careers.Mailbox@lgcgroup.com.

Salary:

Competitive.

Contact Details:

Email: Careers.Mailbox@lgcgroup.com


Field LCMS Application Specialist (m/f) - Agilent Technologies

Date Posted: 10/12/17
End date for submission of applications: 28/02/18

Job Description:

Agilent is the premier laboratory partner for a better world. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the insights they seek – so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

We are currently looking for a LCMS Field Application Specialist (m/f) to join the dynamic Sales Team. You will be a part of the European Sales Organization in the Agilent's Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group. 

In this position, you will deliver superior instrument and workflow demonstrations and application support to customers, interacting with Sales Managers, Account Managers and Product Specialists. The position requires a strong background in mass spectrometry, can be based in a variety of locations and will require at least 75% travel. It is important that you are proactive, communicative and a strong team player.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate the latest, state-of-the-art, LC-MS (single quad, triple quad and Q-TOF) technology at customer sites or in the Agilent Centers of Excellence
  • Position the results to customers through presentations, seminars and application notes 
  • Understand customer's challenges, recommend solutions, and ensure highest customer satisfaction
  • Travel to customer’s sites to present results, implement methods, provide application consulting and deliver on-site customer trainings classes 
  • Train Agilent sales team about LCMS technology, the latest instrumentation and MS based solutions 
  • Work with the sales teams to exceed LC-MS sales targets

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master Degree in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent
  • Knowledge of LC and LCMS technology and its operations
  • Experience with Agilent software, HPLC and/or mass spectrometry products is an advantage
  • Ideally some industry experience in an MS environment
  • Excellent presentation, communication and customer facing skills is required
  • Good team working skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Fluent verbal & written in one of the European languages and English skills

Further information including on-line application is available here.

Salary:

Competitive

Contact Details:

Blanka Demeter
Email: Europe_staffing.coordinator@agilent.com


Pre Sales LC-MS Application Specialist (m/f) - Agilent Technologies

Date Posted: 10/12/17
End date for submission of applications: 28/02/18

Job Description:

Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek –– so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
We are currently looking for an LC-MS Application Specialist (m/f) with LC-MS method development experience to join the Application Team.

You will be a part of a professional team of Application Specialists who are responsible of designing solutions for the full portfolio of Agilent’s LC-MS products, addressing the customer’s analytical needs. You will work closely with the Sales Team, Engineers and other Application Specialists to support the sales process, primarily by developing applications and delivering product demonstrations to customers. It is therefore important that you are technically strong, proactive, communicative and a team player.

Responsibilities:

  • Applying established methods to customer samples, developing new solutions where required, or transferring customer methods to Agilent instruments, in order to demonstrate the performance of Agilent’s LC-MS portfolio (QQQ and QTOF) to our customers in the Agilent Center of Excellence in Waldbronn, Germany
  • Delivering results to customers in the form of demonstrations and/or reports. Performing demonstrations in the Waldbronn Center of Excellence, in some instances travelling to the customer site to present results
  • Understanding customers’ application challenges and recommending solutions to ensure their satisfaction
  • Regularly communicating the results to the Agilent Sales Team and customers through presentations and online meetings
  • Providing your application and market expertise at every level of the value chain, by working closely with product managers, marketing managers, sales teams, and customer support
  • Maintaining a good overview of new LC-MS solutions as well as new analytical requirements in key markets and educating both customers and the local Agilent teams
  • Occasionally delivering application and workflow focused trainings to customers and participating in the design and delivery of customer workshops and user meetings

Qualifications: 

  • Master Degree or PhD in a branch of Chemistry with a strong focus on instrumental analysis
  • Knowledge (3+ years) of LC and LC-MS technology and its day-to-day changes
  • A demonstrated experience in LC-MS method development and optimization
  • Excellent presentation, communication and customer facing skills are required
  • Good team working skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

Further information including on-line application is available here.

Salary:

Competitive

Contact Details:

Blanka Demeter
Email: Europe_staffing.coordinator@agilent.com


Product Development Engineer - Microsaic Systems plc

Date Posted: 11/01/18
End date for submission of applications: 31/03/18

Job Description:

The candidate will work in a focussed engineering team and will play a role in all stages of product development. The ideal candidate will have a solid foundation in the core scientific areas (physics, physical chemistry and analytical chemistry) and will be familiar with key technologies (mass spectrometer systems, electron/ion sources, vacuum systems and ion optics) with strong analytical and empirical skills. The individual will be a good troubleshooter with laboratory, instrumentation, and PC-based data acquisition experience. The candidate will be a fast learner with a track record of meeting tight deadlines. Key attributes include initiative, commitment and flexibility. UK residency is a must.
 
Qualifications

  • MSc/PhD level degree in physics or chemical physics

Experience

  • 3+ years relevant research and development experience.
  • Design, development and test of mass spectrometers, liquid chromatography, ion sources, ion optics and vacuum systems
  • Molecular diagnostics, analytical instrumentation background an advantage

Core skills

  • Conversant with mass spectrometers and their use
  • Good understanding of the physics and chemistry of mass spectrometry
  • Practical experience of vacuum systems design and development
  • Proven DoE approach to scientific investigations

Preferable skills

  • Modelling of ion optics (Simion, Amaze)
  • Physical modelling, CFD experience (OpenFOAM, COMSOL, ANSYS)
  • Mechanical CAD skills (AutoCAD, SolidWorks)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to automate testing and data processing/analysis (Python, VB, Labview, Lua, etc)

Specific Duties

  • Development of mass spectrometers, ion sources and vacuum systems
  • Testing and debugging instruments
  • Being technical point of contact with existing customers
  • Analysing and solving customer problems
  • Providing feedback to engineering
  • Test/Repair/Calibration/Customisation of instruments 

Salary:

Negotiable

Contact Details:

Richard Moseley, Chief Technologist
Email: rmoseley@microsiac.com


 


 
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