Head of facility for metabolomics & small molecule mass spectrometry: Germany

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.

The position

  • You will be responsible to establish and direct 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.
  • 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 seek a good communicator who is able to interact with scientists from a variety of backgrounds, is team-oriented, 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.

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