Job title: Postdoctoral Training Fellow
Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London
Contract: Full-time and fixed-term (3 years)
Salary: Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience
Vacancy ID: 9765
This is a postdoctoral position in the Ralser lab, that will be involved in the analysis of cellular metabolism, as it operates as biochemical network within the cell, or between cells when they share metabolites. An ideal candidate hence holds a PhD in the life sciences (biochemistry, systems biology, chemical engineering, computational or network biology). Alternatively, the post is of interest for a postdoc with an analytical background (mass spectrometry, systems approaches with computational skills) and that aims to develop his/her skills in the area of systematic and network biology. The project will based on the application of fast proteomic technology, developed in the Ralser lab, to study how cells respond to a changing metabolism.
Eukaryotic cells produce metabolites not only for their own metabolism, but also export a series of metabolic intermediates into their immediate environment. It is believed that a lot of this export occurs due to the biochemical structure of the metabolic network. This metabolite export enables cells to establish exchange interactions and to specialize on the single cell level. In this project, systematic experiments are conducted by modern techniques of mass spectrometry based proteomics, with yeast functional genomics are used understand which metabolites are exchanged between cells, for which reason, and to define the physiological consequences on the individual cell. This project will generate understanding which parts of metabolism operate from within, and which parts between cells.
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- The closing date for applications is 24/05/2019 at 23:30.
- All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.