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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Metabolomics and Nutritional Epidemiology
Britz-McKibbin Group, McMaster University, Hamilton ON
Posted on 2021-02-23, open until 2021-07-05

The Position: We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow with a strong analytical chemistry background in high resolution mass spectrometry and bioinformatics/statistical analysis for metabolomics. McMaster University is the premier research-intensive university based in Hamilton (Canada) that is a pioneer in evidence-based clinical medicine. The Britz-McKibbin group ( is also a member of The Metabolomics Innovation Centre ( with expanding interests in large-scale nutritional epidemiology and exposomics research. Metabolomic projects will comprise research collaborations with epidemiologists, clinical investigators and nutritional scientists with access to rich clinical meta-data and biobanked specimens collected from participants worldwide. The validation of novel dietary and smoke exposure biomarkers will support the development of evidence-based public health policies applicable to diverse populations for chronic disease prevention.

Qualifications: The candidate must hold a PhD in analytical chemistry, biochemistry or related fields with experience in mass spectrometry-based metabolomics, chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, and/or NMR. Familiarity with standardized sample workup protocols, analytical method validation, as well as bioinformatics tools and computing language (R, Python) are strongly desired. Excellent communication and organization skills are also desired when leading team projects, including manuscript writing and data analytics with stringent quality control.

Recruitment and employment: The candidate will be offered a full-time PDF position for 1 year (renewable for a second year) with a tentative start date May 3, 2021. Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

How to apply: Email your CV including names and contact information for 2-3 references to Dr. Britz-McKibbin.

Business Development Manager
Posted on 2021-03-17, open until filled

The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC) is a Genome Canada Science and Technology Innovation Centre (STIC) operating within the University of Alberta. TMIC is widely regarded, both at home and abroad, as Canada’s national metabolomics core facility. In addition to providing key databases and software to the global metabolomics community, TMIC has developed strengths in quantitative metabolomics, and is leading an active program in metabolomics technology development automation. TMIC provides access to these technologies through collaborations with researchers and fee-for-service work for clients. The Centre is a geographically distributed, fully integrated, multi-node network with laboratories on various university campuses.

Duties: The Business Development Manager (BDM) is a key member of the organization, reporting directly to the 3 Scientific Codirectors and the Operations Manager of TMIC. The Business Development Manager leads the identification and development of service and commercial opportunities leveraging the Centre's technologies. The BDM fosters relationships with industry partners and academic clients and liaises with all TMIC Nodes, TMIC Administrative staff, and Research Services and Technology Transfer units to ensure successful coordination of revenue opportunities. The incumbent is responsible for the development and negotiation of new commercial and service opportunities to support the overall growth and sustainability of TMIC as a service, technology development and research hub. The BDM also supports outreach and marketing activities for TMIC as a whole.

The BDM's main roles and responsibilities include developing new service and business opportunities, identifying new target markets and customers, and developing and leading outreach efforts. In additional creating new business opportunities the BDM will maintain existing client relations, and in coordination with the TMIC Node Leaders and TMIC Node Managers develops and negotiates new partnerships, research agreements and service opportunities with academic, government and industry clients with the objective of supporting service revenue growth and long-term client relationships. The BDM will explore and create opportunities for additional revenue through the generation or support of spin-off companies, strategic partnerships, funding mechanisms, commercialization of TMIC products, and licensing revenues, and works with TMIC host institutions on negotiating associated agreements.

The BDM will assist TMIC Node Leaders with presenting TMIC’s research and services to end-user communities at conferences, workshops, symposiums and business meetings with the ultimate goal of creating new opportunities for revenues. They will develop and execute outreach activities aimed at securing new business opportunities, such as coordinating workshops and webinars; work with TMIC Node Managers to develop, refine and implements new procedures and strategies for client management and outreach; work with the Management Committee to identify and develop strategic plans for growth and sustainability; work with Node Leaders to ensure services and supporting information is kept up to date on the website. The BDM also works with the Communications Coordinator to use TMIC’s social media platforms to market and advertise services and new technologies.

Qualifications: MSc or PhD in Biological Sciences, or a related field 3-5 years’ experience in business development and/or sales Basic understanding of mass spectrometry and NMR, and the ability to effectively communicate basic concepts of methods, techniques and specifications to customers and collaborators Ability to present TMIC at conferences through different platforms, including poster presentations, oral presentations and networking Understanding of metabolomics and relevant sectors, including but not limited to health and personalized medicine, agriculture and agrifood research, and basic research Ability to describe science to non-experts and clearly illustrate advantages, limitations and applications of TMIC’s technologies Ability to effectively present TMIC to customers in order to secure new business opportunities and support long-term relationships; some travel is required Excellent written and verbal communication skills Effective planning, organization and decision-making capabilities Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

For more information and the link to apply please go to Careers @ Ualberta for Competition No. A104944763 -

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta offers appointments on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.