Location: analytical science group of pharmaceutical science, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Title: Capillary electrophoresis coupled to mass spectrometry (CE-MS) for metabolomics analysis
The PhD student will develop analytical workflows with capillary electrophoresis coupled to mass spectrometry for the analysis of complex biological matrices such as plasma, urine, and living cells. The compounds of interest will be in direct relationship with metabolomics, namely endogenous compounds and metabolites. Sample preparation procedures will also be developed to adapt the CE format in terms of volume and handling. Once validated, metabolomic protocols will be applied to case studies related to specific pathologies.
The project is highly transversal and will take place at the interface between pharmaceutical, biology, and medical sciences. Collaborations with hospitals and industrial partners are part of the PhD thesis.
Start: 1st of January 2018 Duration: 4 years
Supervision: Dr Julie SChappler, Pr Serge Rudaz
Salary: The salary will follow the university of Geneva standards.
Requirements: The candidate holds a master degree in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy, or an equivalent degree. He/she is French speaking, has a taste for analytical chemistry, ability for practical work, skills for scientific and English writing, and capability in teaching. He/she has a taste for challenges, is autonomous, shows initiatives, and has good communication skills.
The PhD student will have teaching duties (practical work for undergraduate students).
If you are interested by the position, Send your cover letter (max 2 pages) including the general motivation for a PhD thesis and the specific interest in the present proposal, your Curriculum Vitae, letter(s) of recommendation and your academic grades of the past two years to Dr Julie Schappler
Deadline: octobre, 15th