The Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences
(SILS) is located at the vibrant Amsterdam Science Park. SILS is one of eight institutes of the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Science (FNWI). With around 240 employees, SILS carries out internationally high-quality life science research and provides education within various university programs. This is done in close cooperation with the medical, biotech, chemical, flavour, food & agri, and high-tech industries, and revolves around 4 main themes, Cell & Systems biology, Neurosciences, Microbiology and Green Life Sciences.
The Mass Spectrometry of Biomolecules group
is part of the underpinning technologies and microbiology themes and provides mass spectrometry support in the context of metabolomics, lipidomics and proteomics research to researcher's inside and outside of the FWNI. Apart from support, we develop and field new innovative approaches to use mass spectrometry in the life sciences. In addition, we play an important role in mass spectrometry education in the life sciences at the BSc, MSc and PhD level.
To strengthen support and help bring innovative approaches to the field as mass spectrometry core we are looking for a Lab technician Mass Spectrometry, able to setup and maintain advanced mass spectrometry platforms as well as allied laboratory and data analysis infrastructure.What are you going to doYou are expected
- to manage, maintain and monitor the laboratory infrastructure amongst which are several high-end LC/GC-MS platforms as well as sample preparation and data analysis (IT-Server) infrastructure;
- to independently develop and apply novel sample preparation techniques and LC/GC-MS analysis approaches for small molecules and proteins to support research lines within the institute;
- to perform sample preparation, measurement and data analysis tasks for various research projects from different life science themes for (un)targeted proteomics, metabolomics or lipidomics analysis and report results to the stakeholders and contribute to peer reviewed publications;
- to set up novel LC/GC-MS approaches within various research projects in consultation with the project leader and analyse and report the results to the stakeholders and contribute to peer reviewed publications and present novel techniques at (inter)national conferences;
- to supervise scientists (PhD and Post-Doc) at varying knowledge levels of mass spectrometry-based omics within their projects and their use of laboratory facilities;
- to organize teaching of (practical) courses (BSc, MSc, PhD), as well as supervise (Msc and Bsc) internship students during their projects.