PhD Studentship in the field of Metabolomics and Chemometrics at Leiden University, Netherlands

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The Leiden / Amsterdam Center for Drug Research (LACDR) is part of the Faculty of Science. The LACDR is a leading institute which performs fundamental and strategic scientific research in the field of innovative drug research. The Division of Analytical Biosciences of the Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research (LACDR) and the Departments of Neurology and Human Genetics of the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) wish to appoint a; PhD Student in the field of Metabolomics and Chemometrics

We are looking for a motivated researcher who obtained her/his master degree in a research project in which bioinformatics or data analysis of complex sets of biomolecules obtained in biological related studies played an important part. Experience with (multivariate) statistical analysis, programming (e.g. Matlab and/or R), construction of correlation networks and/or longitudinal data analysis is desirable. The use of isotopic tracers is crucial in this project and therefore the candidate should be proficient in reading structural formulas, reaction schemes and mechanisms, including all stereochemistry aspects. It is very important that the student will be able to trace a given atom or moiety through a complex set of reactions. For that reason a chemical background with strong knowledge in biochemistry is essential. The researcher should have a strong interest in biology-driven research and be able to work in a multidisciplinary team.

Deadline: 1 February 2012

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