Lab Manager/Research Assistant
Vitamin D Bioanalysis & Steroid Metabolism Mass Spectrometry
(3-years fixed term)
£27,600 – £29,325 plus London allowances (£3,727 & £1,402) per annum
MRC Laboratory of Medical Sciences (LMS) https://lms.mrc.ac.uk/
is a world-class research laboratory where scientists and clinicians collaborate to advance the understanding of biology and its application to medicine. Funded by the MRC as part of UK Research and Innovation, the LMS has a collaborative working culture and new state-of-the-art building based in the heart of West London in the Hammersmith Hospital Campus (W12).
The LMS aims to deliver transdisciplinary team science, in synergistic interaction with Imperial College and the wider national research environment. Part of achieving this, is to recruit new talent and support postdoctoral scientists to become world leaders in their area of science.
A 3-year Research Assistant/Laboratory Manager is available at the MRC Laboratory of Medical Sciences (LMS) within the Vitamin D Bioanalysis & Steroid Metabolism Mass Spectrometry group under the leadership of Dr Carl Jenkinson and Prof Wiebke Arlt. The LMS is a world-class research laboratory where scientists and clinicians collaborate to advance the understanding of biology and its application to medicine. Funded by the MRC as part of UK Research and Innovation, the LMS has a collaborative working culture and new state-of-the-art building based in the heart of West London in the Hammersmith Hospital Campus.
The groups’ research is aimed at understanding the metabolism and function of steroid and vitamin D hormones using mass spectrometry. Current areas of research include liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method developments for high-throughput quantitation in order to establish novel clinical and diagnostic applications. We are using this technology for translational research in the analysis of human observational and clinical cohorts to define steroid and vitamin D metabolism in the circulation, excretion and localised tissues, and characterise the role of this metabolism in human physiology and health.
The post holder will contribute to the scientific programme of the vitamin D and steroid metabolism groups. This will include learning and applying laboratory techniques including sample preparation extraction methods, and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry analysis and quantitation methods. They will support the overall running of the laboratory, including instrumentation troubleshooting, and compliance such as the implementation of Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) for the analysis of biological samples
The successful candidate should have a degree in an appropriate scientific subject, lab management experience, ability to organise time effectively, prioritise and work to deadlines. Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification online for further information about the position.
For full details of this post and to complete an online application, visit Lab Manager/Research Assistant LMS 2284 - Medical Research Council (tal.net) and upload your CV, names and contacts of two scientific references along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role (providing evidence against the requirements of the job as per the job description and person specification). Please quote reference number LMS 2284.
Closing date: 3 December 2023
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