Postdoctoral position in Metabolomics

Posted on Apr 18, 2018 in Research

The Metabolomics Platform from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili  and Ciberdem is seeking candidates to apply for a Postdoctoral position.

For information and registration, please visit:

http://www.ciberisciii.es/empleo/detalle-oferta?id=1533

 

PhD Scholarship position in Data Processing and Analysis for Metabolomic Studies

Posted on Mar 23, 2018 in Education, Research, Vacancies

The MiL@b (Metabolomics Interdisciplinary Laboratory) Research Group from the Rovira i Virgili University is seeking candidates to apply for a scholarship to obtain the PhD at our research facilities located in Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain). MiL@b is a multidisciplinary research group formed by chemists, biochemists, computer and telecommunication engineers that has a very close relationship with the Metabolomics Platform.

Description of the research project:

Nowadays, technical advances have generated a large amount of measurement techniques that can be used to detect, identify and quantify molecules present mainly in biofluids or tissues of living entities like humans. One common characteristic of these systems is the wealth of raw data they generate for each measurement. Converting this raw data into useful information is key to find exciting new applications of these techniques towards the Personalized Medicine envisaged for the 21st century.

The goal of the project is to devise algorithms in the fields of biostatistics, digital signal processing, pattern recognition, multivariate analysis and neural networks to be able to process raw data coming from the measuring of biofluids such as serum, plasma or urine with different stablished techniques like NMR, Gas/liquid Chromatography-MS and MALDI-TOF to add relevant clinical information to the metabolomics field. The research group is in touch with many medical teams and has access to state-of-the-art instruments that provide the most advanced characteristics (sensitivity, selectivity, automation, data acquisition handling and storing raw data, etc.).

All these algorithms will be developed in open platforms such as R, the gold standard for statistical analysis in biosciences, and will be validated with real samples and real problems that have not been solved until now. We are involved with the Ciberdem institute that can provide all the samples and cases to study and the IISPV. Metabolomics and the techniques that provide the information needed have a bright future in medicine, since the information obtained can be used for early diagnosis through the discovery of robust and significant biomarkers or to assess the efficacy of new treatments. All this work could be included in a new profile of researchers commonly known as “data scientists”, which is today one of the most required positions in a big majority of the scientific fields.

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.

Application: Candidates should apply to Martí-Franqués COFUND Fellowship Programme (position 2018MFP-COFUND-4). The application process is entirely electronic. Deadline for applying to MFP is May 20, 2018. 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.

The MFP-COFUND Programme offers:

  • 3-year working contract
  • An intense multi-disciplinary and intersectoral training, the fruit of collaborations with over 30 partners that actively support this programme
  • One of the best salaries at PhD level in Europe (2200 €/month gross salary)
  • An international environment, supported by the adherence to the European Charter & Code
  • Enrolment in excellent PhD programmes
  • Opportunity to do research in a top 500 universities in the world (76 in THE Young universities ranking)
  • Access to high-quality infrastructures for research & innovation

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: mfp.cofund@urv.cat

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

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.