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Research Assistant in Mass Spectrometry


University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 09th Nov 2021
  • Salary: Grade 6: £29,614 - £35,326 per annum
  • REF: 154332
  • Closes: 16th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

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Research Assistant in Mass Spectrometry

Rodney Porter Building, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RQ

Grade 6: £29,614 – £35,326 per annum

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant in Mass Spectrometry to work under the supervision of Professor James McCullagh for a period of up to six months.

This post is part of an ongoing project between the McCullagh Group and Botanical Gardens, Oxford seeking to understand the evolution of scent mimicry in fly-pollinated Aroids using mass spectrometry-based techniques. To assist with this project, we seek to employ a temporary (6 month), part-time research assistant to contribute to this project. The role will involve gathering samples, preparing and analysing samples by mass spectrometry followed by data processing and presentation at meetings.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Hold an undergraduate degree with appropriate scientific and experimental experience. The research requires experience of preparing field samples for mass spectrometry analysis and GC-MS analysis of environmental residues.

You will need to be able to work proactively, create your own daily agenda and communicate progress effectively. Good verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work supportively in a laboratory environment and to take part in joint projects through co-operation and the exchange of information, skills and reagents are also essential.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Rodney Porter Building, South Parks Road, Oxford and is available as soon as possible.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. Certificates, references and research papers should not be provided at this stage.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday, Tuesday 16th November 2021. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

The University of Oxford is a Bronze Athena SWAN holder and the Department of Chemistry is a Silver award holder. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.

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