Research engineer

Information about the department
The Chalmers Mass Spectrometry Infrastructure (CMSI) is a infrastructure within Chalmers with the goal of providing cutting edge and efficient quantitative and qualitative mass spectrometry and structural identification analyses for researchers at Chalmers and beyond. The infrastructure will provide a combination of service analyses and supported analyses for training students in analytical mass spectrometry. Beyond providing analyses, the CMSI will also develop new methods based on new and novel concepts within analytical chemistry to ensure that researchers have access to the best possible solutions for their research projects.

Job description
As a research engineer at CMSI, you will be part of a team consisting of laboratory engineers and technicians that interacts with the users of the infrastructure. You will have the primary responsibility for maintanance and development of glycosaminoglycan analysis platform at CMSI and assuring that high quality data is delivered in time. You will also be responsible of preprocessing and analysis of metabolomics and lipidomics data by using both software and R approaches. Thus, you will work in close collaboration with research groups and provide expert knowledge into their projects. In addition, you will also troubleshoot and ensure that laboratories and instruments are qualified at the level required and seek to improve the overall analytical workflow at CMSI and perform routine analysis as needed. This position will report to the director of CMSI.

Position summary
The position is a full-time permanent employment.

You should have a MSc in relevant field. A PhD in relevant field is meritorious. You have experience in analysing glycosaminoglycans in biological samples by using CE and UPLC with fluorescence detection and feel comfortable in performing the whole worflow from sample pretreatment until data delivery. In addition, you should have experience in working with various analytical instruments/methods including GC- or LC-MS. You have also worked with analysis of omics data and are confident in analysing such data in R environment. You have excellent time management skills and can plan your own work efficiently. You should be fluent in speaking and writing in English.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg.
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Name, Ref 20190435 and be attached as PDF files, as below:


Personal letter
• 1-2 pages

Other documents (optional):
• Copies of completed education, grades etc. Two references that we can contact should be provided at a possible interview.

Please use the button at the bottom of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 27 august 2019

For questions, please contact:
Director, Otto Savolainen, Chalmers Mass Spectrometry Infrastructure,

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Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!





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