Biological Mass Spectrometrist

Biological Mass Spectrometrist

Storm Therapeutics Ltd

Cambridge, East of England, United Kingdom

Building a world leading Epigenetics Company in Cambridge UK
Opportunity for Biological Mass Spectrometrist
Storm Therapeutics ( is a spin out company that translates the groundbreaking work of Prof Tony Kouzarides and Prof Eric Miska of the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge into the discovery of first-in-class drugs in oncology and other diseases.
At the core of the company’s R&D strategy is a close collaboration with its scientific founders at the University of Cambridge to establish a leadership position in the field of RNA modifying enzymes. We have built a unique biology platform for the discovery of new drug targets, with a key component being a cutting-edge mass spectrometry facility focused on the characterization of RNA and its chemical modifications.
We are looking to recruit a research scientist at PhD/post-doctoral level with experience in biological mass spectrometry to strengthen our RNA modification team. As the successful candidate, you will build on our unique RNA characterization platform to quantify post-transcriptional modifications in academic and drug discovery settings. In addition, you will take an essential part in the integration of our platform with deep-sequencing approaches.

Storm Therapeutics offers an industry competitive salary and benefits package.
Storm is backed by blue chip investors Cambridge Innovation Capital, Merck Ventures, Pfizer Ventures, Touchstone Innovations and Taiho Ventures LLC, all of whom share the founders’ ambitions to build a world leading company in the field. The company occupies modern, well-equipped laboratories on the Babraham Research Campus near Cambridge.
Qualifications and skills required – Research Scientist, Mass Spectrometry

Essential qualifications and skills for this post include:

PhD in Proteomics or another relevant scientific discipline.
A desire to develop RNA mass spectrometry.
Extensive understanding of biological mass spectrometry.
Fundamental gas-phase sequencing laboratory experience – PTMs, quantification.
Expertise in working with U/HPLC at various scales – standard, low, micro and nanoflow.
Experience with isotope labelling – SILAC, TMT, iTRAQ.
Strong statistical understanding.
Excellent organizational skills and a systematic and rigorous approach to work.
Highly computer literate – command line knowledge is preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
A positive and flexible approach to variable situations.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to manage multiple tasks.
Ability to work independently and as part a multidisciplinary team.
History of scientific productivity as evidenced by a good publication record.

Desirable additional skills:

Experience with RNA or cancer biology.
Expertise in biochemical experimentation.
Experience of integrating datasets from disparate sources.

Apply to: Closing date January 13, 2019


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Biological Mass Spectrometrist