JOBS

Postdoctoral position – Food Toxicant Laboratory, McGill University, Montreal

A postdoctoral position is available in food chemical fingerprinting at the Food Toxicant Laboratory of the McGill University in Montreal. The objective of the project is to compare different chemometric approaches for the authentication (floral origin, adulteration) of honey using LC-MS based fingerprints. This position is focused on food fraud detection and involves the developpement of Python based workflows to deploy classification models using a dataset of more than 300 LCMS fingerprints from honey samples obtained on different instruments.

More details can be found here.

Postdoctoral position – Laboratory of Toxicology, ETH Zurich

A postdoctoral opportunity is available at the ETH Laboratory of Toxicology with a focus on human gut microbial metabolomics. The project will involve the development and application of targeted and non-targeted LC-ESI-MS/MS for quantitative bioanalysis of small molecules in complex biological matrices. This position is centered on risk assessment of chemicals transformed by gut bacteria, but also offers the opportunity to collaborate in diverse aspects of research in the lab concerning environmental toxicants related to human disease, DNA damage and mutagenesis, and precision medicine.

A detailed description can be found here.

Research technician position – Metabolomics platform, University of Lausanne

The Metabolomics platform at the University of Lausanne is looking for an enthusiastic and competent research technician to join its well-established team. Expected tasks will include the preparation of samples of complex biological matrices (mainly human plasma) as well as the application and optimization of approaches based on liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (LC-MS) mainly for targeted large panel analysis of metabolites (with a focus on steroids). The successful candidate will also contribute to instrument maintenance, sample handling and data processing.

More details can be found here.

PhD position – Metabolomics group, University of Lausanne

A PhD Position in Clinical Lipidomics is available in the Metabolomics Unit at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne. This position is related to an interdisciplinary project with a goal to draw a global and quantitative picture of the human plasma lipidome using a longitudinal study of clinically well-characterized Lausanne population (https://www.colaus-psycolaus.ch/) and the state-of-the-art lipidomic approaches. The focus is on the characterization of sex differences in lipid metabolism with reproductive aging (i.e., hormonal changes with menopause and age-related androgen decline).

The detailed project description is available here.

PhD position – Inselspital, Bern

A PhD position in lipid metabolism is available at the University Institute of Clinical Chemistry in Bern. The project will investigate the underlying molecular mechanism that regulate lipid metabolism in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease using a multi-disciplinary approach, including molecular biology, biochemistry, computational biology, analytical chemistry. A special focus will be put on lipid signalling potentially contributing to harmful impact of steatosis and progression of fibrosis.

A detailed description can be found here