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Ph.D. student position at ETH Zurich

We seek to fill a PhD student position in our research group end of 2017/early 2018. The PhD student will take part in a collaborative project on exhaled breath analysis using ambient mass spectrometry. The project combines aspects of biomarker identification using advanced mass spectrometric, chromatographic and statistical tools, some instrumentation, and work with patients from the University Hospital Zurich. State-of-the-art mass spectrometry and LC-MS instrumentation are available in our group, and world-class departmental facilities (mechanical and electronic workshops, library services, computing facilities, etc.) are accessible at ETH.

Prerequisites: M.Sc. degree, Diploma or equivalent in Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry or related area, strong interest in the application of modern instrumentation. Excellent command of German is necessary for this position.
Further information see: and Starting date: as early as November 1, 2017, or upon mutual agreement

Applications with CV/publication list/transcripts & grades received, and 2 letters of recommendation directly to Prof. Renato Zenobi.

Doktorandenstelle an der ETH Zürich

In unserer Forschungsgruppe ist per Ende 2017 / anfangs 2018 eine Doktorandenstelle neu zu besetzen. Die Doktorandin/der Doktorand wird an einem interdisziplinären Projekt mitarbeiten, welches zum Ziel hat, Atemluft in Echtzeit mittels ambienter Massenspektrometrie für die klinische Diagnostik zu analysieren. Das Projekt beinhaltet Aspekte der Biomarker-Identifikation mittels hochauflösender MS, chromatographischer und statistischer Methoden, z.T. Instrumenten-Design sowie Arbeit mit Patienten des Universitätspitals Zürich. Unser Institut am D-CHAB ist hervorragend ausgerüstet mit modernsten analytischen Geräten. Der Zugang zu allen Services (Mechanik- und Elektronik-Werkstätten, Bibliothek, Computing, etc.) ist ebenfalls selbstverständlich gegeben.

Voraussetzungen: Abgeschlossenes Studium (M.Sc., Diplom oder äquivalent) mit Spezialisierung in Analytischer Chemie, Physikalischer Chemie, Biochemie oder einem verwandten Gebiet, Freude an der Arbeit mit modernsten analytischen Geräten. Deutschkenntnisse werden vorausgesetzt.
Weitere Informationen unter und Beginn: 1. November 2017 (frühestmöglicher Termin) oder nach Vereinbarung

Bewerbungen mit CV, Noten und 2 Empfehlungsschreiben direkt an Prof. Renato Zenobi 

Published: 03.10.2017

Research Scientist in Analytical Chemistry 80-100%

We are looking for a research scientist with ideally a Master or PhD in mass spectrometry. As an active member of a team of experts, you work in a dynamic and international research environment. You have modern equipment and infrastructure at your disposal.

Sounds interesting? It could well be your perfect opportunity if, like us, you always aim to exceed customer needs and deliver value.

As a member of the local mass spectrometry group in Fragrances S&T / Ingredients research you will:

  • collaborate with the IMS (in-vitro molecular screening) team and support bioassays investigating potential toxicity issues. This includes analysis by LC-MS with high resolution and GC-MS, and data interpretation as for example for bioaccumulation / depletion studies, in vitro toxicology screening and metabolite identification
  • assess metabolite identification software
  • give general analytical support to organic synthesis and process research teams mainly by applying GC-MS techniques

Are you someone who wants to grow further and develop in a laboratory environment? Action oriented and willing to work in teams who are as passionate as you are? Then come join us – and impact your world

Your professional profile includes:

  • Completed professional education in chemistry, biochemistry, or related fields with focus in mass spectrometry including a high level of experiences in LC-MS or GC-MS, ideally having a Master or PhD in analytical chemistry
  • Experiences in LC-MS with high resolution, preferably on Orbitrap or Q-Exactive, is a plus
  • High interest in the use and interaction with modern, complex analytical instruments, as well as in challenges at the interface of chemical, biological and analytical sciences
  • Flair for technical computer application with knowledge of mass spectrometry software and metabolite identification software as a plus
  • Advanced German and English language skills

Your next career step?

Givaudan is not only the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances but also a place where you can impact your world and contribute to solutions that touch and delight people all over the world every day. We encourage our employees to work on varied challenges and opportunities that foster growth and promote career development. For the latest opportunities, visit Job Opportunities on Engage to grow and shape your path.

Published: 19.09.2017

LCMS specialist in Biotransformation

Please apply online at using Job ID 221097BR
Location: Basel, Switzerland

Our Organization
At the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the global research organization of Novartis, we are committed to discovering innovative medicines to cure disease and improve human health. By hiring the best scientists, we have fostered an atmosphere for drug discovery where risk taking and innovation are rewarded. It is ultimately the talent of the individual that determines our success, while our state-of-the-art technologies and resources enable these ideas to be realized. The Global Biotransformation Group is a diverse group of more than 30 scientists based in Basel Switzerland and East Hanover, Cambridge and Emeryville  (US) using novel approaches and cutting-edge mass spectrometry techniques to study the metabolic fate of small molecules and modified biologics in vitro as well as in vivo. Novartis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Impact of your Role
As a member of the Biotransformation group you will be responsible for investigating metabolism pathways and explaining metabolite structures formed in vitro and in vivo (animal and human) after different routes of administration in blood, excreta and tissue for Novartis discovery and development compounds.

You will develop analytical methodologies for metabolite profiling and elucidate metabolite structures by HPLC coupled with online/off line detection and mass spectrometry.

You will plan and execute tailored experiments, maintain the laboratory environment/instruments, and support the development of new technologies. You will ultimately have to support our outsourcing efforts and the reporting of biotransformation results.


Your Qualifications

  • Degree in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry or related discipline (MS/PhD ) with experience in Biotransformation in an industry setting
  • Excellent (hands on) experience with LC-mass spectrometry, metabolite profiling and metabolite structure elucidation
  • Good understanding of drug metabolism in in vitro and in vivo models
  • Good attention to detail, an analytical investigative and questioning nature, with an innovative solution-oriented approach
  • A sharp and objective intellect, experienced in balancing big picture thinking with an investigative nature, drilling into detail as appropriate
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with good presence; experienced presenter and communicator
  • A self-starter and decision taker; open, confident and persuasive, succeeding through influence
  • Good planning, prioritization, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Resilient, energetic and enthusiastic; responding constructively to challenging new ideas and inputs
  • Team player, ability to be flexible and adapt to a changing environment 

Published: 13.09.2017

Institut für Chemie


Das Institut für Chemie der Universität Zürich ist mit ca. 300 Mitarbeitenden in Lehre und Forschung tätig. Die Abteilung für Massenspektrometrie & allgemeine Analytik unterstützt die Forschungsaktivitäten im Institut für Chemie und führt hauptsächlich Analysen von synthetischen Substanzen mittels Chromatographie, Massenspektrometrie und Verbrennungsanalysen durch.

Wir suchen ab sofort oder nach Vereinbarung eine/n

Laborant/in in analytischer Chemie (Massenspektrometrie) 80%

Sie ergänzen das gut eingespielte und motivierte Team der Abteilung Massenspektrometrie & allgemeine Analytik.

Ihr Aufgabenbereich

  • Durchführung von Serviceanalysen mittels hochauflösenden Massenspektrometern gekoppelt mit UHPLC oder mit GC
  • Bestimmung der Konzentration von einzelnen Elementen mittels ICP Massenspektrometrie
  • Messung von Verbrennungsanalysen
  • Sicherstellung von Betrieb und Unterhalt der Geräte
  • Einführung von neuen Benutzern

Unsere Erwartungen

  • Lehre als Laborant/in EFZ Fachrichtung Chemie oder gleichwertige Ausbildung
  • mehrere Jahre Berufserfahrung in einem chemischen Labor, vorzugsweise in der Analytik, Berufserfahrung in der Massenspektrometrie ist von Vorteil
  • Erfahrung mit Chromatographie-Geräten, gutes technisches Flair
  • gute Deutsch- und Grund-Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
  • sehr gute Computerkenntnisse
  • selbstständige, exakte und eigenverantwortliche Arbeitsweise
  • hohe Belastbarkeit, Flexibilität und Zuverlässigkeit

Wir bieten

  • eine vielseitige Stelle mit grosser Selbständigkeit in einer angenehmen Arbeitsumgebung
  • eine unbefristete Stelle im Dienstleistungsbereich
  • ein internationales Umfeld und Anstellungsbedingungen nach universitären Richtlinien
  • gute Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten
  • Arbeitsplatz an attraktiver Lage auf dem Campus Irchel der Universität Zürich mit ausgezeichneter Verkehrsanbindung

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Bewerbung per E-Mail bis am 30. Juni 2017 an folgende Adresse:

E-Mail: jk(dot)pak(at)chem(dot)uzh(dot)ch (bitte senden Sie die ganzen Bewerbungsunterlagen in einer PDF Datei) Universität Zürich, Dr. Jae Kyoung Pak, Institut für Chemie, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zürich.

Bei Fragen wenden Sie sich bitte an PD Dr. Laurent Bigler (Tel. 044 635 42 86, E-Mail: laurent(dot)bigler(at)chem(dot)uzh(dot)ch

Published: 12.06.2017

Post-doctoral position in Mass spectrometry data analyst – Natural Extract characterization

Working time: 100%. Contract duration: Minimum 1 year. Employment date: ASAP.

Innovative data mining strategies for natural extracts metabolomics, natural products dereplication and bioactives identification.

Project description and key responsibilities
Plants and microorganisms are sources of potential biologically active compounds. Accumulated via secondary metabolism pathways, these potent chemicals could exhibit a wide variety of structures and physicochemical properties making their identification amongst hundreds of molecules present in natural extracts more complex. If data acquisition on natural extracts constituents is no longer considered an obstacle thanks to the latest development in terms of analytical platforms (e.g. ultra-high-performance chromatographic approaches, high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS)), data processing, however, still is a real barrier to efficient extracts characterization and rapid identification of potential new bioactive entities.
In this context, the Post-Doc candidate will first focus on setting up an efficient and automated procedure for post-acquisition data deconvolution and treatment aiming at the constitution of a natural compounds spectral database. In a second instance, the candidate will investigate and further develop processing strategies and dereplication tools for the characterization of complex natural matrices metabolome and putative identification of new bioactive species from HRMS data. Finally, as an advisor of NIHS Natural Bioactives and Screening department, the candidate will insure both translation and integration of her/his findings and developments to the department workflow including the analytical data implementation within the department in-house natural products library.

Education and experience
The candidate holds a PhD degree in pharmaceutical sciences, phytochemistry, chemoinformatics, chemistry or equivalent. Proven experience in computational mass spectrometry and proficiency in related software suites are mandatory. Programming skills in R and SQL coding constitute a key asset. Good understanding of practical chromatography and mass spectrometry are required. The ideal candidate is
highly motivated, inventive, team player, well organized and has very good oral and written communication skills in English.

Working environment
The project is framed in a fruitful collaboration established in 2014 between the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) and the School of Pharmacy of the University of Geneva. Located in the heart of Geneva, the Phytochemistry & Bioactive Natural Products research unit of School of Pharmacy has a strong expertise plant metabolomics and bioactives identification ( NIHS has recently been established to deliver world class excellence in biomedical research to better understand health and disease with the goal of translating this knowledge into personalized science‐based nutrition. Located less than 1 km away from the Geneva Lake, on the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) campus in Lausanne, NIHS ( offers a truly innovative and international working environment fostering academic research. As part of NIHS, the Natural Bioactives & Screening Department aims to identify new natural bioactives of interest for metabolic, gastrointestinal, and brain health. Both working locations are easily accessible and commutable by public transport. English is the working language.

Prof. Jean-Luc Wolfender, Dr. Emerson Ferreira Queiroz, Dr. Pierre-Marie Allard (University of Geneva) Dr Denis Barron, Dr Alexandre Grand-Guillaume-Perrenoud (NIHS)

Daily work will take place at NIHS. Regular interactions with University of Geneva including traveling are planned on a weekly up to monthly basis.

The salary will follow the University of Geneva School of Pharmacy standards.

Applications including a motivation cover letter, a CV and 3 potential referees should be sent to: Jean‐Luc(dot)Wolfender(at)unige(dot)ch and Denis(dot)Barron(at)rd(dot)nestle(dot)com

Published: 02.05.2017

Postdoctoral associate

Position: PhD or equivalent; demonstrated experience in chemical syntheses, particularly derivatization chemistry for tagging biomarkers to enhance analyte detection by LC/MS; mass spectrometric characterization of biomarkers in complex biological matrices and application to trace quantitative analysis of biomarkers in vivo. Hands-on-training in liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry of biomarkers, sample preparation and workup, analytical chemistry, bioinformatics, LC, MS, and MS/MS techniques, employing triple quadrupole, ion trap and high resolution MS instruments for human biomonitoring DNA adducts and protein adducts.

Preferred qualifications: PhD with research in Bioanalytical mass spectrometry. Prior experience in chemical syntheses, analytical chemistry; sample workup, chemical biomarkers, experience in maintaining LC/S instrumentation, and hands-on-training in liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry of biomarkers, including, urinary biomarkers, protein- or DNA carcinogen adducts. Experience with LC/MS employing nanoLC and nanospray sources are desired.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply at Submit a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and list of references to job number 316527.  Contact: Dr. Robert J. Turesky, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota (Tel: 612-626-0141; Email: rturesky(at)umn(dot)edu). The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. 

Published: 18.04.2017

Halle (Saale), 04.04.2017 

Externe Stellenausschreibung
Reg.-Nr.: 7-059/17-H

An der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Medizinische Fakultät, Zentrum für Medizinische Grundlagenforschung (ZMG), ist ab dem nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die auf bis zu 2 Jahre befristete Stelle einer/eines:

Leiterin/Leiters der Core Facility “Protein Massenspektrometrie”

mit der Option auf Entfristung zu besetzen.

Die Befristung erfolgt gemäß § 14 Absatz 2 TzBfG (Teilzeit- und Befristungsgesetz), demnach können nur Bewerberinnen
und Bewerber berücksichtigt werden, die bislang noch nicht in einem Arbeitsverhältnis mit dem Land Sachsen-Anhalt
beschäftigt waren.

Vollzeitbeschäftigung (100,0 %)

Die Vergütung erfolgt je nach Aufgabenübertragung und Erfüllung der persönlichen Voraussetzungen bis zur Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L.


  • Promotion in Chemie, Biochemie, Biologie, Pharmazie oder einem verwandten Fach
  • Exzellente Erfahrungen in MS-basierter Proteom Analyse (Protein Identifikation und Quantifizierung) und in der
  • Analyse von post-translationalen Modifikationen
  • Erfahrungen in der Planung, Entwicklung, und Validierung von qualitätskontrollierten Proteom Analysen (Proben
  • Präparation, MS Analyse, Daten Analyse)
  • Erfahrungen als Projekt Manager/in / Team Leiter/in
  • Exzellentes Wissenschaftsenglisch (Lesen, Schreiben, Verständigung)


  • Entwicklung und Etablierung Massenspektrometrie-basierter Proteom Analysen von Zellen, Geweben und Körperflüssigkeiten
  • Entwicklung neuer Protokolle für Probenpräparationen und Protein MS Analysen aus komplexen Proben (Biomarker Entwicklung)
  • Leitung eines Teams
  • Nationale und internationale Zusammenarbeiten mit universitären und industriellen Arbeitsgruppen
  • Akquise und Beratung von Projekten - auch in englischer Sprache

Schwerbehinderte Bewerberinnen und Bewerber werden bei gleicher Eignung und Befähigung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.
Frauen werden nachdrücklich aufgefordert, sich zu bewerben.

Bei Rückfragen wenden Sie sich bitte an Herrn Prof. Dr. Andreas Simm, Tel.: 0345 557-2647, Fax: 0345 5577070, E-Mail: andreas(dot)simm(at)uk-halle(dot)de

Ihre Bewerbung richten Sie bitte unter Angabe der Reg.-Nr.: 7-059/17-H mit den üblichen Unterlagen bis zum 18.04.2017 an die Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Medizinische Fakultät, Zentrum für Medizinische Grundlagenfoschung, Ernst-Grube Str. 40, 06120 Halle (Saale).

Die Ausschreibung erfolgt unter Vorbehalt eventueller haushaltsrechtlicher Restriktionen. Bewerbungskosten werden von der Martin-Luther-Universität nicht erstattet. Bewerbungsunterlagen werden nur zurückgesandt, wenn ein ausreichend frankierter Rückumschlag beigefügt wurde. Eine elektronische Bewerbung ist möglich.

Published: 10.04.2017

Postdoc: Chemical biomarkers of genotoxicity

We are searching for postdoctoral scientists to join the Laboratory of Toxicology at the ETH Zurich.  The lab is headed by Prof. Shana J. Sturla and our main goal is to understand the chemical basis of mutagenesis and toxicity.  Postdoctoral scientists who join our lab have diverse backgrounds in chemistry and biology and work on projects concerning DNA damage and mutation, biomarkers, gut microbiota, and systems-wide molecular alterations in cells.  We use a variety of experimental approaches, for example, mass spectrometry-based protein, metabolite and DNA adduct measurements, synthesizing novel small molecules and nucleic acids, and carrying out in vitro toxicological assays.  We are particularly interested in candidates with experience regarding genome sequencing or mass spectrometry.
We are seeking scientists with strong leadership potential, high motivation, and excellent communication skills in English.  Inquiries should be sent to Prof. Sturla at sturlas(at)ethz(dot)ch and should include a CV and describe (1) scientific interests and how your previous experiences have synergy with research of our lab, and (2) your long-term career goals.  
We also have opportunities for PhD students.  Information and the on-line application can be found at by searching for “toxicology”.  

Published: 21.03.2017

Postdoctoral position in breath metabolomics & translational medicineUni

The University Children’s Hospital Basel, University of Basel (Switzerland)

Job description:
The project involves the application of novel mass spectrometric techniques to phenotype lung diseases and therapeutic monitoring via breath analysis. The research activities will be implemented at the University Children's hospital Basel. The research fellow will join an emergent multidisciplinary research group affiliated to a newly appointed professor (Prof. Pablo M-L Sinues) at the University of Basel. 

Experience in mass spectrometry and background in related areas such as bioinformatics (Matlab/R programming is preferred).

Cover letter, CV and coordinates of references should be submitted as one single *.pdf file by email to Prof. Sinues at pablo(dot)mlsinues(at)org(dot)chem(dot)ethz(dot)ch

About the employer:
Basel is a very international city and a center of life science research, with over 900 life science research companies in the area, including Novartis and Roche. Several other academic institutions are also in the city, including the Friedrich Miescher Institute, the ETH Zurich Biosystems Science and Engineering Department and the Swiss Tropical Institute. The city is less than 5km from both France and Germany and an hour and a half from the Swiss Alps.

Published: 21.03.2017

Research Scientist - Mass Spectrometry


Location: Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Job description
Full time permanent role Located at Bio21 Institute ( Melbourne, Australia) CSL5

The Opportunity
As a Research Scientist- Analytical Biochemistry you will join CSL’s Research Group and be responsible for providing internationally competitive mass spectrometry capabilities in this vital laboratory–based role. You will implement innovative techniques for the in-depth analysis of biopharmaceutical therapeutics using your expert knowledge of post-translational modifications of proteins and their method of analysis. Your extensive knowledge in mass spectrometric techniques in combination with a wide variety of separation methods, for detailed characterisation of complex modified proteins will be an asset. If you are a proactive person having excellent attention to detail and want to be part of a growing organisation this could be your next long term role working in the heart of Melbourne.

The Role

  • Develop MS based techniques for structural characterisation of recombinant proteins
  • Identify post-translational modifications and their associated heterogeneities with
  • particular emphasis on those affecting structure and function
  • Perform general mass spectrometry tasks as per requirements
  • Develop and manage the bioinformatics needs of the group
  • Maintain current awareness of key scientific/technical strategies and innovative
  • technological developments in mass spectrometry
  • Lead and oversee experimental work in areas assigned as those of direct responsibility
  • by principal Director analytical biochemistry or as agreed with Director and other
  • team members
  • Present results of laboratory work to internal and external collaborators as needed to
  • facilitate smooth progress of CSL R&D projects
  • Ensure that day to day activities are carried so as to comply with CSL’s
  • environmental goals
  • Ensure role is carried out to comply with CSL’s HSE policies

To be Successful

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in Biochemistry or a related field
  • Significant experience operating mass spectrometry instruments and associated
  • equipment
  • Significant and extensive expertise in operating and maintaining mass spectrometry instrumentation, particularly as applied to protein, peptide and glycan analysis (e.g. ESI-MS/MS, MALDI-MS/MS, good knowledge of qTOF’s, QqQ and Orbitrap instruments)
  • Demonstrated experience in multidimensional chromatography, 1- and 2-D gel electrophoresis
  • Proficient in mass spectrometry data analysis tools
  • Experience with all commonly used homology and MS search engines
  • Experience in identifying post-translational modifications
  • Strong protein chemistry knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to write scientific reports and publications.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a collaborative capacity.
  • Effective time management
  • Ability to work enthusiastically as part of a team

Applications close 5.00pm AEST 31 March 2017.

Employment screening, including criminal history, medical assessment, confirmation of experience and stated qualifications, Australian working rights and other relevant checks form part of the candidate suitability evaluation process.

Seniority Level

  • Mid-Senior level


  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology

Employment Type

  • Full-time

Job Functions

  • Research
  • Science

Published: 10.03.2017

Postgraduate in Mass Spectrometry

Novartis Basel

Job description extract
We have an immediate opening for a highly motivated postgraduate to support IBP in developing mass spectrometry-based analytical methods for the characterization of bio therapeutics including monoclonal antibodies, antibody drug conjugates.

Main tasks will be the following:

  • Analysis of proteins using chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry 
  • Development of analytical methods for the characterization of biotherapeutics
  • Data analysis and interpretation

Graduate/Masters with specialization in analytical chemistry or biochemistry or biotechnology. Good understanding of protein analysis and mass spectrometry. 

Duration of employment
Internship for 18 months 

Please find the full job description to submit your complete application online on the Novartis Career website: 
Job ID 221469BR.

Published: 12.09.2017

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