Research Fellow in Life Sciences Mass Spectrometry

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: Physiology
  • Advert Closing Date: 20/05/2020
  • Campus: Grafton Campus
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term
  • Position Number: 55565919

Company Description

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of NZ$1.1bn, including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5,400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

About the role

  • Fixed-term opportunity until 31 March 2021
  • Develop your Research skills within NZ’s highest world ranked University in NZ
  • Genuine opportunity to advance your skills in a highly respected team

We are looking for an experienced and motivated research fellow with skills in: biological mass spectrometry, operation of LC-MS/MS and/or MALDI mass spectrometers, associated data analysis, education and communication.

For more detailed information on the role accountabilities and requirements, please review this Position Description HERE.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking to appoint a motivated, experienced and energetic person to contribute to the Mass Spectrometry Hub (MaSH) at the University of Auckland. The MaSH exists to facilitate investigators from diverse research fields to apply mass spectrometry techniques to their own research and generate meaningful interpretations of mass spectrometry data.

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in biology, chemistry, or related field of study, with preferably a track record of peer-reviewed publications in life sciences mass spectrometry. They must be able to work with others in a collaborative environment and foster an enjoyable and focussed workplace. They will have broad general knowledge of mass spectrometry techniques, with experience in the operation of LC-MS/MS mass spectrometers, sample preparation methods for LC-MS/MS analysis, and data analysis of collected data. Experience with MALDI-MS and GC-MS would be advantageous.

The main focus of the role will be to provide practical support for a range of biological and biomedical applications of mass spectrometry.

In addition, the appointee will be expected to devote a proportion of their time to developing their own research programme either independently or in collaboration with other researchers that are associated with the MaSH.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and people skills and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. You will be expected to work relatively independently while under the supervision of the Principal Coordinator of the MaSH.

This is a 0.5-1.0FTE fixed term role until 31 March 2021. Candidates must be available for an immediate start.

For further information please contact Dr Angus Grey [email protected] 

If this sounds like the opportunity you’re looking for, apply today!

Why work with us

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential. We offer a competitive salary, five weeks’ annual leave, and over 300 different career development courses.

In addition, the University offers discounted car parking, childcare and a number of other subsidies on internal and external services.

For more information on the benefits of working here, please see our Staff Benefits page.


Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of Wednesday, 20 May 2020 and include an up to date CV and cover letter outlining what strengths you will bring to this role.

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