We are seeking for a motivated project researcher, who is interested in applying analytical skills in metabolomics research. Successful applicant will join Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence at Turku Centre for Biotechnology, BioCity Turku, Turku, Finland led by Adj. Prof. Matej Oresic. The research group is international and multidisciplinary and the project researcher will support metabolomics analyses by preparing the samples for analyses and operating gas/liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry instrument.
Successful applicant has:
A relevant MSc degree in analytical chemistry or related field.
Personal initiative, precision and good communication skills.
Knowledge and hands on experience in instrumental techniques, preferably in gas/liquid chromatography and/or mass spectrometry.
Experience with preparation of biological samples.
Turku Centre for Biotechnology is a joint research institute of University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, whose mission is to promote high quality research and training. Research groups in Centre carry out high quality research and core facilities offer expertise and state-of-the-art technology platforms e.g. in genomics, functional genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, computational biology and high-end imaging as well as crystallography methods. More information: www.btk.fi/research/research-groups/lahesmaa/, www.btk.fi/research/research-groups/oresic/, www.btk.fi, www.biocity.turku.fi, www.utu.fi, www.abo.fi, www.symmys.fi .
The salary is in accordance with the University salary system (for teaching and research personnel) level 2-3, where the work specific salary component is 1985.85-2181.44 €/month. In addition, there is a share increase based on the personal performance, which is, at most, 46.3% of the base salary. The position starts on June1st, 2017 (or as agreed). The position is until May 31st, 2018. There is a trial period of four months.
The deadline for applications is May 7th, 2017. A link to the electronic application system can be found from the following link: www.utu.fi/careers (position ID 3633). Please include a CV, a list of publications and contact information for two references in your application.
For further information on the positions please contact: Adj. Prof. Matej Oresic, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Enquiries on the application procedure may be directed to coordinator Ulla Karhunen, email@example.com, tel. +358 50 565 8654.
Our selected relevant publications:
Pedersen HK, et al. Human gut microbes impact host serum metabolome and insulin sensitivity. Nature. 2016 Jul 21;535(7612):376-81.
Hyötyläinen T, et al. Genome-scale study reveals reduced metabolic adaptability in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Nat Commun. 2016 Feb 3;7:8994.
Kostic ADet al. The dynamics of the human infant gut microbiome in development and in progression toward type 1 diabetes. Cell Host Microbe. 2015 Feb 11;17(2):260-73.
La Torre D, et al. Decreased cord-blood phospholipids in young age-at-onset type 1 diabetes. Diabetes. 2013 Nov;62(11):3951-6.
Oresic M, et al. Cord serum lipidome in prediction of islet autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes. Diabetes. 2013 Sep;62(9):3268-74.