Seeking THREE postdoctoral scientists in bioinformatics, biostatistics, chemometrics and computational metabolomics

University of Birmingham / Phenome Centre Birmingham
Job Location
B15 2TT
United Kingdom
Job Description

We seek to recruit three further postdoctoral scientists in the fields of bioinformatics, biostatistics, chemometrics and/or computational metabolomics to join the PCB team of six analytical scientists and centre Directors, as well as to work within our wider metabolomics team comprising of bioinformaticians, biostatisticians and computer scientists both in the School of Biosciences, School of Computer Science and Centre for Computational Biology. The successful highly motivated candidates will contribute to fulfilling the research objectives of the PCB, with the 3-year posts focused on developing, implementing and applying bio- and chemo-informatics tools for the integration and analysis of clinical metadata and mass spectrometry/NMR metabolic phenotyping data; tools for metabolite identification; and statistical bioinformatics. This will include implementing automated data processing pipelines, experimental design, statistical and computational analyses, and interpretation of large scale metabolomics datasets. Further opportunities include collaborating with clinical scientists and contributing to training courses in the Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre (


Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent experience in Bioinformatics, Chemometrics or Computational Biology.

How to Apply

Please contact Professor Mark Viant for further details, attaching your CV ([email protected]).

About Our Organization

As part of a £8 million award from the MRC, industry and University of Birmingham, we have established a state-of-the-art metabolic phenotyping facility to conduct research in stratified medicine. Phenome Centre Birmingham (PCB), which was formally opened on 23 May 2016 by the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Mark Walport (, is applying eleven new liquid chromatography-mass spectrometers (LC-MS), two new Bruker 600 MHz NMR spectrometers, liquid handling robots and high specification computational infrastructure to better understand metabolic perturbations in human health, disease and ageing. The facility is anticipated to conduct tens of thousands of analyses of human samples per year, with extensive clinical metadata. It is based alongside one of the largest hospitals in Europe, the Queen Elizabeth hospital at Birmingham, and the new £24 million Institute of Translational Medicine. In addition, the PCB will interact closely with the MRC-NIHR National Phenome Centre, London, and the new International Phenome Centre Network to enhance metabolic phenotyping in the UK and globally.

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