The NCCR in Chemical Biology is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in research in a new interdisciplinary field: chemical biology. To augment its drug discovery and target identification capacities the NCCR in Chemical Biology is seeking a

Scientific Collaborator 2

to manage a quantitative mass spectrometry (“‘omics”) platform at the UNIGE. This position will be well-integrated into the daily operations of the world-renown research groups within the sections of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Biology and thus offers an innovative, interdisciplinary and stimulating scientific environment for the successful candidate.

Job Description

Propose, implement and provide analytical and quantitative mass spectrometry services: analysis of samples received from UNIGE users as well as users from external scientific or industrial institutions, the latter through the “Laboratory of Advanced Technology”

  • Make available the platform tools to researchers, assist and advise them, supervise their handling of the equipment, and oversee the related analysis processes
  • Ensure the optimal operation of the equipment, master all ad-hoc techniques and the platform’s analytical instruments (computational/bioinformatics pipeline)
  • Presently the equipment infrastructure includes:
    • Thermo Orbitrap Fusion Tribrid
    • Thermo Q Exactive Plus, Advion Nanomate available, nano LC
    • Thermo TSQ Vantage equipped with Advion Nanomate
    • Waters Synapt G2-S with Ion Mobility
    • GC-MS
    • MALDI
    • LR LC-MS
  • Manage booking and billing necessities
  • Further his/her education through participation in seminars, conferences, workshops
  • Implement new experimental and bioinformatics techniques and analytical devices
  • Participate in NCCR scientific projects
  • Write scientific reports and co-write grant applications
  • Teach mass spectrometry theory to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Assist in the characterization of synthetic products

Job qualifications

PhD in Molecular Life Sciences, analytical chemistry or mass-spectrometry-related discipline
Several years’ experience in state-of-the-art quantitative mass spectrometry and related data storage and analyses. Requirement for experience in quantitative proteomics/phosphoproteomics and/or lipidomics/metabolomics.
The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, be conscientious, rigorous, and efficient and have a well-developed sense of team spirit.

Starting date

June 1, 2021 or date to be agreed

More information

Visit the job portal website of University of Geneva

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Detailed CV together with a list of publications
  • Copy of highest degrees/diploma
  • Research and teaching statements
  • List of referees who can later be contacted directly by the search committee. Recommendation letters are not requested for now.

Applications should be submitted exclusively on-line by clicking on this link. Apply now before December 18th, 2020 (23:59 Geneva time). APPLICATIONS SENT BY EMAIL SHALL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Complementary information may be obtained at the following e-mail address:


David Spichiger, SCS