PhD Student in LC-MS-based Metabolomics

Posted 10 Oct 2022

UNIVERSIT√ĄTSMEDIZIN der Johannes Gutenberg-Universit√§t Mainz

Germany (Ph.D.)

Become part of the newly built Metabolomics Research Group at the Institute for Immunology at the University Medical Center, Mainz.

Your tasks:

  • Active collaboration in the BMBF-funded, interdisciplinary research core "DIASyM-Data-Independent Acquisition-based Systems Medicine: Mass spectrometry for high-throughput deep phenotyping of the heart failure syndrome"
  • Researching heart failure in the context of the German Center for Cardiovascular Research e.V. (DZHK) funded cohort study and biodatabase "MyoVasc" ( by LC-MS-based metabolomics
  • Actively conducting systems medicine-oriented biomarker studies including sample preparation from human serum, LC-MS-based metabolomics data acquisition and analysis with active involvement of subsequent biomedical interpretation and evaluation of research results in the context of wider internal collaborations.
  • Preparation of applications and project outlines for the acquisition of third-party funding

Your profile:

  • M.Sc. or equivalent in any of the following disciplines or similar: molecular biology, biochemistry, (bio-)analytical chemistry, bioinformatics, biomedical data science
  • Interest in LC-MS/MS applied to metabolomics including data analysis of high-throughput experiments and metabolite annotation, prior experience with mass spectrometry is a plus
  • Interest in biomedical analysis and biomarker studies, especially in the context of cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English (German language skills are not required)
  • Being goal oriented with strong teamwork skills and enthusiasm for cutting-edge research technology


We offer:
- An interesting and varied research job in a young, dynamic and interdisciplinary team well equipped with cutting-edge technology and expertise in LC-MS-based metabolomics.
- Integration into a collegial, professional, and diverse team
- Interdisciplinary work with local, national, and international partners in academia and industry focussing on research related to proteomics, cardiology, immunology and cancer.
- Career development opportunities and supportive mentoring
- Competitive salary and health care benefits according to Unimedizin-based tariff agreement
- Childcare (kindergarten)
- Job ticket

How to Apply