PhD Scholarship position in BIOINFORMATICS FOR SPATIAL METABOLOMICS

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 in Education, Research

The SIPOMICS (SIgnal Processing for Omic ScienceS) research Group from the Rovira i Virgili University (http://www.urv.cat/) is seeking PhD candidates to apply for one scholarship at our research facilities located in Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain).

PhD project: Development of micro/nano electronic surfaces for Laser Desorption Ionization Mass Spectrometry (LDI‐MS). The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation has founded this project recently. The objectives are the fabrication and characterization of different nanostructured materials (silicon, alumina, gold, metaloxides, etc.) suitable for the analysis of tissue and bio‐fluid metabolites by MALDI‐TOF mass spectrometry and the creation of data processing and visualization algorithms.

Required profile: Candidates should have a background on computer science (very good programming skills), electronics, telecommunications or physics. Experience on statistics or multivariate analysis will also be appreciated. Candidates need to have a Bachelor and a Master degree to be eligible for the PhD position. SIPOMICS is a multidisciplinary research Group formed by chemists, biochemists, physicists, computer and telecommunication engineers that has a very close relationship with a metabolomics platform structure.

Position: We offer a 3‐year contract scholarship to develop research work that would allow the candidates to obtain their PhD degree in the doctorate program of Tecnologies for Nanosystems, Bioengineering and Energy at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Rovira i Virgili University. The Universitat Rovira I Virgili is a public university in the South of Catalonia. It is very strong in research and takes 80th position in the “Times Higher Education” ranking of the top 100 universities under the age of 50. Tarragona is a Mediterranean city with a mild climate, 100 km South ‐ East of Barcelona with many cultural and ludic activities.

Application: Candidates should apply to Programa Martí Franqués (positions No. 2016PMF‐PIPF‐15 and 2016PMF‐PIPF‐16) no later than 31th October 2016. We would be grateful if you also notify your application to Dr. Serena Pujol (serena.pujol@urv.cat), sending her by email your motivation letter and CV. You can also contact her for any doubt or more information about the position or the research group.

PhD Scholarship position in bioinformatics for spatial metabolomics

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 in Education, News, Research, Vacancies

The SIPOMICS (SIgnal Processing for Omic ScienceS) research Group from the Rovira i Virgili University is seeking PhD candidates to apply for one scholarship at our research facilities located in Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain).

The grant is associated to the following research project, funded by the Spanish government recently: TEC2015‐69076‐P (DESARROLLO DE NANOSUPERFICIES Y ALGORITMOS DE PROCESADO PARA LA OBTENCION Y TRATAMIENTO DE IMAGENES METABOLICAS MEDIANTE LASER DESORPTION IONIZATION MASS SPECTROMETRY (LDIMS),
(Development of nanosurfaces and data processing algorithms for the generationand treatment of metabolic images using Laser desorption Ionization Mass Spectrometry (LDI‐MS)).

The objectives of the scholarship are the analysis of tissue metabolites by MALDI‐TOF mass spectrometry and the creation of data processing algoritms and software packages for image segmentation and visualization.

Required profile: Candidates should have a background on computer science (very  good programming skills), electronics, telecommunications or physics. Experience on statistics or multivariate analysis will also be appreciated. Candidates need to have a Bachelor and a Master degree to be eligible for the PhD position. SIPOMICS is a multidisciplinary research Group formed by chemists, biochemists, physicists, computer and telecommunication engineers that has a very close relationship with a metabolomics platform structure.

Position: We offer a 4‐year contract scholarship to develop research work that would allow the candidates to obtain their PhD degree in the doctorate program of Tecnologies for Nanosystems, Bioengineering and Energy at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Rovira i Virgili University. The Universitat Rovira I Virgili is a public university in the South of Catalonia. It is very strong in research and takes 80th position in the “Times Higher Education” ranking of the top 100 universities under the age of 50. Tarragona is a Mediterranean coastal city with a mild climate, great beaches, and it is located 100 km South ‐ East of Barcelona with many cultural and ludic activities avaliable.

Application: Candidates should apply to Ayudas para contratos predoctorales para la formación de doctores 2016 no later than September 27th 2016. We would be grateful if you also notify your application to Dr. Serena Pujol (serena.pujol@urv.cat), sending her by email your motivation letter and CV.

PhD scholarship position in metabolomics research

Posted on May 26, 2016 in Education, News, Research

The SIPOMICS (SIgnal Processing for Omic ScienceS) research Group from the Rovira i Virgili University is seeking PhD candidates to apply for one scholarship at our research facilities located in Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain).

PhD project:

Development of micro/nano electronic surfaces for Laser Desorption Ionization Mass Spectrometry (LDI‐MS). The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation has founded this project recently. The objectives are the fabrication and characterization of different nanostructured materials (silicon, alumina, gold, metaloxides, etc.) suitable for the analysis of tissue and bio‐fluid metabolites by MALDI‐TOF mass spectrometry and the creation of data processing and visualization algorithms. It is also expected to set up analytical applications based on LDI‐MS.

Required profile:

Candidates should have a background on electronics, chemistry or physics. Experience on materials science, multivariate analysis and analytical chemistry will also be appreciated. Candidates may have a Bachelor and a Master degree to be eligible for the PhD position. SIPOMICS is a multidisciplinary research Group formed by chemists, biochemists, physicists, computer and telecommunication engineers that has a very close relationship with the Metabolomics Platform.

Position:

We offer a 3‐year contract scholarship to develop research work that would allow the candidates to obtain their PhD degree in the doctorate program of Tecnologies for Nanosystems, Bioengineering and Energy at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Rovira i Virgili University. The Universitat Rovira i Virgili is a public university in the South of Catalonia. It is very strong in research and takes 80th position in the “Times Higher Education” ranking of the top 100 universities under the age of 50. Tarragona is a Mediterranean city with a mild climate, 100 km South ‐ East of Barcelona with many cultural and ludic activities.

Application:

Candidates should apply to Programa Martí Franqués (positions No. 2016PMF‐PIPF‐15 and 2016PMF‐PIPF‐16) no later than June 13th 2016. We would be grateful if you also notify your application to Dr. Serena Pujol (serena.pujol@urv.cat), sending her by email your motivation letter and CV.

Job position available at URV

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 in Education, Research

Call for temporary staff at URV (Sipomics research group_ Metabolomics Platform).

Vacancy number: LE1511349

See all information in the link below.

https://seuelectronica.urv.cat/treballar-a-la-urv/convocatories-pas/

Seminar on Mass Spectrometry Imaging

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 in Education, Research

Seminar:

MASS SPECTROMETRY IMAGING:  A KEY TECHNOLOGY FOR MOLECULAR HISTOLOGY

Location: Sala Polivalent, Centre d’R+D+I en Nutrició I Salut, Av. Universitat 1, 43204 Reus
Date: 9th Feb 2016, 10 h

Info mail: formacio@iispv.cat

Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MSI), is an emergent technique able to detect and spatially localize proteins, peptides and/or metabolites in animal or vegetal tissues, with excellent lateral resolution and minimal sample preparation. MSI is a truly biomolecular histology technique, that combined with traditional histological techniques, will represent a step forward in many applications such as drug discovery, histopathology, toxicology or food safety, among others. This seminar will focus on the potentiality of the technique, as well as on practical aspects related with sample preparation, mass spectrometry instrumentation, data processing and bioinformatics resources.

See program and Registration here

Job position available to join Biosfer Teslab team

Posted on Oct 28, 2015 in Vacancies

A three year, full-­time position is available for a highly talented individual (f/m) to join our operations team at Biosfer Teslab, an in vitro diagnostic company based in Reust that develops novel NMR-­based tests to improve cardiovascular risk assessment in patients at high cardio-metabolic risk.

See offer here

 

 

Posición de técnico de espectrometría de masas

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 in Research, Vacancies

La Plataforma Metabolómica busca candidatos para cubrir una plaza de técnico de espectrometría de masas dentro de la  promoción de Empleo Joven del Programa de Garantía Juvenil.

La convocatoria se puede encontrar en el siguiente enlace.

1-year research fellowship offer

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 in Education, Research

Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona, SPAIN) is offering a research fellowship for 1 year to work in the research project “Development of a non-invasive breath test for early diagnosis of tropical diseases” funded by the European Commission under the H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014 program.

The research activity will focus on the identification of breath volatile biomarkers of three tropical diseases (Hydatidosis, Leishmaniasis and Dengue) by thermal desorption-gas-chromatography-mass spectrometry.

Candidate requirements:

- Education level: Master degree in analytical chemistry, chemometrics, (bio)informatics, or a related field.

- Experience in development and validation of analytical methods.

- Experience in gas-chromatography-mass spectrometry.

Fellowship conditions:

- Starting date: 1/05/2015

- Salary: approx. 1140 €/month (net amount)

Interested candidates are required to send their CV and a motivation letter to Dr. Radu Ionescu (radu.ionescu@urv.cat) and Dr. Noelia Ramirez (noelia.ramirez@urv.cat) before 31/03/2015.

The selected candidate will be offered the possibility to enroll in the PhD program in “Technologies for Nanosystems, Bioengineering and Energy” from Rovira i Virgili University. In this case, the selected candidate together with the host research group will apply for additional funding in order to complete his/her PhD thesis.

Open call for an Industrial Doctorate

Posted on Feb 12, 2015 in Education, Research

Biosfer Teslab, an in vitro diagnostic company that develops novel NMR-based tests to improve cardiovascular risk assessment in patients at high cardio-metabolic risk, is looking for Industrial Doctorate candidates.

The company arises from the research carried out at the Metabolomics Platform and the Lipids and Atherosclerosis Research Unit from the Rovira i Virgili University and is a spin-off company from the same university as well as from the Institut d’Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili. Biosfer Teslab has been founded by a young and enthusiastic team as well as by international opinion leaders with new ideas and perspectives aimed at developing better tools to improve cardiovascular risk prediction.

Within the strategic activities of the company, we promote the research and development (R&D) area for further research into novel NMR-based markers of cardiovascular disease. For this purpose, the successful candidate will be involved in different activities within our R&D area, from the analysis of different biofluids using NMR spectroscopy to the data processing and data analysis of the results obtained.

The successful candidate will possess a Degree and Master in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Biotechnology or related subject. Candidates with prior exposure to NMR spectroscopy, bioinformatics, biostatistics, and/or metabolic disorders are sought. Ability to work in a team environment, effective verbal and written communication skills (in English) as well as effective presentation, organization and planning skills are a must.

Interested candidates should apply directly to the company by email (info@biosferteslab.com) before 28-02-2015.

For more information visit the following websites, Industrial Doctorate and Biosfer Teslab, or contact Mrs. Nuria Amigo at namigo@biosferteslab.com.

Webinar by Dr. Oscar Yanes today 29 Jan 2015

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Education, Research

Live webinar: Dr. Oscar Yanes – “Metabolomics: only suitable for multidisciplinary teams”. 29 Jan 2015. Brought to you by the Early-career Members Network of the Metabolomics Society. Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2409752719256762369. Download the Flyer.