Job Opportunity: LC-MS Analytical chemist, GEOMAR, Germany | POGO

Job Opportunity: LC-MS Analytical chemist, GEOMAR, Germany

Deadline: 5th December 2018

The research unit Marine Natural Products Chemistry/ GEOMAR Centre for Marine Biotechnology within the research division Marine Ecology, is offering a post as LC-MS Analytical chemist, starting as soon as possible.


Job Description:
Analytical chemistry is the backbone of natural product research. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced post-doctoral candidate with demonstrated expertise in modern analytical marine natural product chemistry. The main task of the holder of this post will be LC-MS/MS-based chemical profiling and metabolome mining (particularly by MS/MS fragment similarity based molecular networking) coupled to chemical imaging, i.e. Desorption Electrospray Ionization-Imaging Mass Spectrometry (DESI-IMS) of natural products from marine microbes and macro-organisms. Further experience in dereplication, statistical analyses and downstream chemistry (purification, structure elucidation) is required. 


The successful candidate will apply the newest LC-MS/MS methods in drug discovery and chemical ecology projects on marine macro- and microorganisms. He/she will closely interact with other research groups from broad range of scientific disciplines at both GEOMAR and Kiel University. He/she will be involved in maintenance of the LC-MS/DESI-IMS equipment, establishment / validation of new analytical methods, training/supervision of postgraduate / undergraduate students and preparations of external funding proposals.


Candidates with strong track records of accomplishment in terrestrial plant, terrestrial microbe related analytical chemistry/secondary metabolome mining are highly encouraged to apply, provided they have sufficient hands-on skills and experience. 


The research unit Marine Natural Product Chemistry is equipped with state-of-the-art chemical facilities including UPLC-QTOF-MS-coupled with DESI Imaging Mass Spectrometry, HPLC-DAD-MS, HPLC-HRMS, GC-MS, accelerated solvent extraction (ASE) system, FT-IR, polarimeter and related databases, as well as microbiology/biotechnology facilities and over 50 in vitro biological assays. GEOMAR has full access to high-resolution (cryo-) NMR facilities at the Chemistry Department of Kiel University. We are members of several excellence clusters, such as The Future Ocean, and several EU research consortia.

We offer highly international, and research-driven environment with excellent research infrastructure and networks.


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