Job Opportunity: Post-doctoral Researcher in Metabolomics, GEOMAR, Germany | POGO

Job Opportunity: Post-doctoral Researcher in Metabolomics, GEOMAR, Germany

Deadline: 5th December 2018


The Research Unit Marine Natural Product Chemistry / GEOMAR Centre for Marine Biotechnology at GEOMAR is seeking a Post-doctoral Researcher in Metabolomics, starting as soon as possible.


Job Description:
Metabolomics has become an indispensable tool in natural product drug discovery for dereplication, chemical profiling and biological activity assessments of small molecules. Comparative metabolomics is a powerful technique in chemical ecology for analysing the impact of fluctuations in marine habitats. We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced candidate with demonstrated expertise in LC-MS-based metabolomics coupled with intensive statistical analysis of natural products found in marine macro- and microorganisms. The holder of this post will use LC-MS/MS based secondary metabolomics methodologies (mostly untargeted comparative metabolomics) in the fields of marine natural product drug discovery and marine chemical ecology. Previous post-doctoral experience in metabolomics tools and statistical analyses is highly desired.


The holder of the post will interact across a broad range of scientific disciplines with other research groups at GEOMAR, Kiel University and external collaborators. The successful candidate will be involved in equipment maintenance, method development/validation, supervision of post- and undergraduate students and third-party funding applications. 
Candidates with strong track records of accomplishment in terrestrial plant, terrestrial microbe secondary metabolomics are highly encouraged to apply, provided they have sufficient 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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