MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences

MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences

MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist – Vitamin D Bioanalysis – LMS 2350

United Kingdom

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MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Vitamin D Bioanalysis

(3 Year fixed term)

MRC Band 4 Salary: £39,375 plus London allowances (£3,913 & £1,472) per annum

London, UK

The vitamin D Bioanalysis group focuses on understanding the role of vitamin D metabolism and function on human physiology and health using mass spectrometry applications. This project will investigate how different vitamin D metabolism pathways, its deficiency and sufficiency, and the role of supplementation influences the overall function of vitamin D and its impact on health outcomes. A range of techniques will be used including liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, mass spectrometry imaging, alongside isotope-labelling and conjugation metabolomics.

We are looking for a highly talented and skilled postdoctoral researcher with a background in analytical chemistry and endocrinology or a related field. The candidate should have a record of accomplishments indicating the ability to perform analysis, visualisation, and dissemination of multi metabolite data produced by mass spectrometry method developments and measurements from biological samples. The candidate is expected to have proficiency in liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, including method development, sample measurements of biological samples and data analysis. They will also help with supervising students and contribute to the smooth running of the research group such as contributing with grant proposals

Applicants must have a PhD in relevant analytical biochemistry, metabolism, molecular biology or related discipline with at least one first author publication in a respected journal. Proven experience in Biochemical techniques, including in vitro enzyme assays, proteomics and Mass spectrometry imaging would be an advantage.

This role qualifies for endorsement by UKRI for a UK Global Talent Visa, for which the successful applicant is likely to be eligible to apply.

Final appointment will be subject to pre-employment screening

Additional allowances comprise a £1,000 lump sum Settlement Allowance plus a yearly Training Allowance of £850 in the first year, paid in monthly instalments. The Training Allowance increases to £1,300 in year two, and £1,800 in the third year.

Job details


MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist – Vitamin D Bioanalysis – LMS 2350


MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences


United Kingdom


February 13, 2024

Application deadline

March 14, 2024

Job type



Agricultural Science,Biology,Chemistry,Medicine,Physics

About the employer

London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) is an MRC institute located on Hammersmith hospital campus. The institute is also a part of Imperial College London.

Research at the institute covers a broad range of topics from basic biology of archaea to behavioural genetics of C. elegans and clinical studies. Our lab is a part of the Quantitative biology section of the LMS that combines computational and experimental approaches in the areas of systems biology, epigenetics, cancer, development and metabolism.

The MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (MRC LMS), under the interim directorship of Professor Petra Hajkova, is at the forefront of innovative biomedical research and, in partnership with Imperial College London and others, promotes the translation of its research for maximal benefit.

The institute is also committed to training and mentoring the next generation of leading clinical and non-clinical scientists, and to enhancing the public’s interest, understanding and trust in science.

The LMS was established as a research institute of the Medical Research Council in 1998 and works in close partnership with Imperial College London at its Hammersmith Hospital Campus.

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