Senior Scientific Officer - Proteomics Core Facility

Posted 15 Oct 2019

European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Germany (Staff Scientist)

We are looking for a scientist to join the Proteomics Core Facility at EMBL Heidelberg. The Proteomics Core Facility provides scientific support for scientists at EMBL-Heidelberg and its outstations, in the areas of proteomics and structural biology. We offer services in the field of mass spectrometry based proteomics, for which we have a range of high-end mass spectrometers, nano-flow liquid chromatography systems, and in-house developed computational tools.

Your role

The candidate is expected to manage all the day-to-day aspects of running and maintaining the Mass Spectrometry laboratory – including, but not limited to – biochemical sample processing, instrument maintenance, biochemical and mass spectrometry method development and implementation, analysis of incoming samples, communicating effectively with customers, training of facility staff and other facility users, and to contribute to courses and teaching.

You have

The ideal candidate should have a Master or Doctoral degree in one of the life sciences. Experience in proteomics is required, either in an academic or industrial setting. The candidate should have a sound knowledge in protein chemistry, and be computer-literate. Good communication skills and fluency in English are essential. To qualify for a senior position, 5 years working experience in a similar position is required.

You might also have

Working-knowledge of German is desirable.

Why join us

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises from a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus.

What else you need to know

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1700 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.

Our mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new technologies and instruments in the life sciences, actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research.

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

For questions regarding the position please contact:


Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Staff Category: Staff Member

Contract Duration: 3 years (renewable)

Grading: 6, 7 or 8; depending on qualifications and experience

Closing Date: 10 November 2019

Reference Number: HD01636

How to Apply

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