Metabolomics is becoming increasingly important as an analytical tool for biomarker discovery in diagnostics and research. The development, improvement and measurements of metabolomics in a variety of biological matrices and model systems is essential. We are continuously improving and expanding our core facility metabolomics within Amsterdam UMC and aiming for lower turn-around times and better integration and visualization of metabolomics data. This position will be focused on applying, improving and developing analytical methods in metabolomics for the measurement of a broad range of biological matrices ea. body fluids of patients, cells, model systems, etc. The technician will perform sample preparation, extraction, (U)HPLC – mass spectrometry measurements and subsequently analysis of the obtained metabolomics data.
For this vacancy we are looking for an enthusiastic technician with an MLO/HLO, bachelor’s degree in Analytical Chemistry, Medical Biology, Life Sciences, Biochemistry or in a related field. The ideal candidate is looking forward to work in an ambitious team which is quickly growing. Work experience in an analytical or biomedical laboratory and with a vast array of mass spectrometry techniques is essential. This vacancy requires command of both oral and written English. Excellent communication and organization skills as well as the ability to work within a dynamic group are essential.
The metabolic laboratories of Amsterdam UMC (Metabolic Laboratory, location VUmc and Genetic Metabolic Diseases, location AMC) combine diagnostics and research performed at different levels, including metabolites/metabolomics, enzyme measurements and DNA analysis. The research is focused on genetic metabolic diseases in a broad context, ranging from rare inherited metabolic diseases to pediatric cancer and age-related metabolic disease. In addition, there is a strong relationship with clinicians at various departments to stimulate translational research that benefits the patients suffering from these devastating disorders. We have an extensive clinical network of patient samples and this position offers a unique opportunity to study the molecular mechanisms of gene mutations impairing metabolic pathways, including ribosomal function and protein synthesis in the context of human disease.
We offer you ample opportunity for development, deepening and broadening, additional training and a place to grow! Working at AMR means working in an inspiring and professional environment where development is encouraged in every respect.
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