Head of facility for metabolomics & small molecule mass spectrometry

Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg

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Head of facility for metabolomics & small molecule mass spectrometry

Job offer from June 01, 2018

Applications are invited for a full time scientist position to head a facility for microbial metabolomics and small molecule mass spectrometry at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany. We are seeking a highly motivated, science-driven, and collaborative scientist with experience in mass spectrometry, targeted as well as untargeted metabolomics, including isotope-labeling and flux analysis to lead a metabolomics facility at our Institute.

Your tasks

You will be responsible for establishinf and directinf a state-of-the-art metabolomics facility, including personnel. This includes the general management of the facility with daily and long-term organization, instrument maintenance, routine analyses, and method development, as well as all data acquisition and interpretation. You will be expected to develop, innovate, and implement new advances in technology and bioinformatics relevant to metabolomics to support and drive research at our Institute. In addition, resources will be available to follow independent research.

Your profile

The position requires a PhD degree and post-doctoral experience or equivalent in metabolomics. Qualifications include hands-on experience with LC-MS/MS, absolute quantification methods, and bioinformatics. We are seeking a good communicator who is able to interact with scientists from a variety of backgrounds, is team-oriente and self-motivated and enjoys working in a highly collaborative and fast evolving research environment.

The position is initially limited to five years but can be extended depending on performance.

Our profile

The Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology consists of four departments and several departmental independent research groups and offers a stimulating and interdisciplinary research environment with approximately 280 people working at the institute. The daily language in the Institute is English.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Max Planck Society is committed to employing more individuals with disabilities. We therefore actively encourage individuals with disabilities to apply. We also seek to increase the percentage of female employees in areas where they are under-represented. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Further information can be obtained from Dr. Tobias Erb (toerb@mpi-marburg.mpg.de).

Your application

Applications should be sent as a single pdf file by e-mail to Jobs-metabolomics@mpi-marburg.mpg.de.
Please include your CV, as well  as the names and email addresses of three academic referees, statements of previous research and future research goals including career goals (no more than two A4 pages for each).

For details of the Institute, please visit the website at www.mpi-marburg.mpg.de/

Applications should be received by July 22nd 2018.

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