CRUK Beatson Institute for Cancer Research

Senior Scientific Officer

The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Senior Scientific Officer
Competitive Salary (range £28,000 – £38,000 depending on experience)

The Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute supports cutting edge research into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development and is one of the leading research institutes in Europe. The Institute provides an outstanding research environment, underpinned by state-of-the-art core services and advanced technologies, with special emphasis on imaging, metabolomics, proteomics and in vivo models.

We currently have an exciting and rare opening to join the Institute’s Metabolomics facility which uses mass spectrometry to support cancer metabolism research projects, where the aim is to increase our understanding of alterations in metabolic pathways in cancer and to use this knowledge to aid in the development of novel therapies.

We are looking for a Senior Scientific Officer to assist in the operation of our state-of-the-art instrumentation (Thermo Q-Exactive, Altis triple quadrupole (QQQ) LC-MS and Agilent GC-QQQ). The successful candidate will liaise with researchers, acquire high quality LC-MS data and carry out regular instrument maintenance. As part of a newly restructured team, the role provides a fantastic opportunity to significantly contribute to the future shaping and success of the Metabolomics Facility.
You should possess a PhD in a Biochemistry related discipline and strong laboratory skills. It is essential to have experience in LC-MS and/or GC-MS in metabolomics or a related field. Previous experience working with GC and QQQ instruments would be an advantage. Knowledge of data analysis software packages for metabolomics and/or lipidomics is also desirable. Excellent communication skills, enthusiasm and the ability to work well in a team are essential as the role involves active interactions with the facility users.

For informal enquiries please email Dr David Sumpton at

All applications must be made via our website at

Closing date for applications is 14 February 2020

Please apply via recruiter’s website.