Senior Researcher/Postdoc in Metabolomics and Mass Spectrometry

Страна: Германия;

Дедлайн: 15.03.2015



The Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany is looking for a senior researcher (postdoc level) to lead the Mass Spectrometry unit in the “Biochemistry & Synthetic Biology of Microbial Metabolism Group“ of Dr. Tobias Erb.

The main focus of the position is devoted to a multidisciplinary EU-funded project that aims at realizing synthetic CO2-fixing enzymes, organelles & organisms (ERC Starting Grant “SYBORG”).

Within our young and dynamic team, the candidate will develop custom MS platforms on state-of-the-art instruments (e.g., Q-TOF & Orbitrap) for the real-time analysis of metabolic reactions and pathways to implement and optimize synthetic CO2-fixation in vitro and in vivo. For that, we are looking for a highly motivated, creative and technically skilled candidate who is interested in closely working together with different experts from microbiology, biochemistry and synthetic biology. We are especially interested in candidates with a strong history in LC-MS based metabolomics (hands-on!). In addition, the ideal applicant should have experience in dynamic labeling and metabolic flux analysis. Experience in computer programming (e.g., Matlab, Python), flux-balance analysis and/or metabolic pathway modeling are highly advantageous.

The candidate will obtain expert training on state-of-the-art instruments at leading MS companies and will develop the MS instrument beyond standard applications through collaborations with world-class metabolomics laboratories at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

As MS specialist, the candidate serves an integral function in our lab and will also be involved in the design and strategic planning of other projects in the Biochemistry & Synthetic Biology of Microbial Metabolism Group. This involves collaboration with and supervision of postdocs and PhD students.