Careers


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Looking for a job in the exciting field of metabolomics research? The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC) is the place for you!

We are a nationally-funded core facility that has a unique combination of state-of-the-art infrastructure and personnel that keeps us on the cutting-edge of metabolomic studies.

Led by accomplished researchers and supported by a team of lab managers, NMR spectroscopists, mass spectrometrists, chemists, computer scientists, statisticians and bioinformaticians we offer an exciting workplace with lots of opportunities to learn and discover!

Looking for a space to conduct metabolomic-related research and receive one-on-one mentoring? Since 2011 TMIC has offered a "research hotel" for visiting scientists, students and PDFs. Click here for more information!


Career opportunities

Laboratory Assistant/Technician – Biosensors Device Development
University of Alberta
Posted on 2020-10-27, open until filled

The Wishart lab group at the University of Alberta’s Department of Biological Sciences is a world leader in metabolomic research. We are currently seeking a laboratory assistant/technician to work on a project developing biosensor devices for quantitative analysis of specific metabolites in body fluids. The goal of the project is to create a portable, inexpensive sensor system for detecting a range of metabolites in body fluid samples for various diseases screening. Prior experience in analytical chemistry, biological chemistry, sensor design, or metabolomics would be an asset.

Dr. David Wishart is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. He is a highly respected scientist who operates one of the largest and best-equipped laboratories at the University of Alberta. His research facilities are situated in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences on the University of Alberta campus. Dr. Wishart’s laboratories contain more than $10 million in cutting-edge analytical equipment and high-end computers to support some of the world’s most advanced metabolomics, cheminformatics and bioinformatics research. Dr. Wishart has active research programs in precision health, cancer (lung, breast), infectious diseases (COVID-19), neurological diseases (Alzheimer’s, ALS), kidney diseases, animal/livestock health, forestry research, microbiome research, food chemistry, structural biology, portable sensor systems and metabolomics technology development. He has active collaborations with more than 30 scientists around the world. His laboratory also maintains more than 70 online scientific databases and webservers that routinely receive more than 35 million web accesses each year. Additional information about Dr. Wishart and his laboratory can be found on The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC) website at www.metabolomicscentre.ca


Senior Bioinformatician/Cheminformatician
University of Alberta
Posted on 2020-10-27, open until filled

Under the general direction of the Principle Investigator (PI), the Senior Bioinformatician/Cheminformatician is responsible for assisting and leading various research projects in the fields of bioinformatics and cheminformatics with a special focus on metabolomics or chemical genomics. They will also be responsible for designing, developing and maintaining software and computer systems in the PI’s lab. The individual will work with other researchers to plan and coordinate software development, meet reporting requirements, track progress, and prepare manuscripts. The individual will also be responsible for the development and maintenance of software, web applications, and databases for both laboratory and public use. The individual is responsible for responding to user queries or urgent matters regarding the lab’s computer systems and assisting in the training of new staff.

Dr. David Wishart is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. He is a highly respected scientist who operates one of the largest and best-equipped laboratories at the University of Alberta. His research facilities are situated in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences on the University of Alberta campus. Dr. Wishart’s laboratories contain more than $10 million in cutting-edge analytical equipment and high-end computers to support some of the world’s most advanced metabolomics, cheminformatics and bioinformatics research. Dr. Wishart has active research programs in precision health, cancer (lung, breast), infectious diseases (COVID-19), neurological diseases (Alzheimer’s, ALS), kidney diseases, animal/livestock health, forestry research, microbiome research, food chemistry, structural biology, portable sensor systems and metabolomics technology development. He has active collaborations with more than 30 scientists around the world. His laboratory also maintains more than 70 online scientific databases and webservers that routinely receive more than 35 million web accesses each year. Additional information about Dr. Wishart and his laboratory can be found on The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC) website at www.metabolomicscentre.ca


Postdoctoral position in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy
University of Alberta
Posted on 2020-10-27, open until filled

The Wishart lab group at the University of Alberta’s Department of Biological Sciences is a world leader in metabolomic research. We are currently seeking a full- time post-doctoral fellow in the area of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The successful candidate will have proven experience in Biochemistry or a related field and should have experience in the NMR analysis of both small molecules and larger biomolecules. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting novel NMR experiments, developing and testing NMR pulse sequences, analyzing and interpreting NMR results, and writing manuscripts.

Dr. David Wishart is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. He is a highly respected scientist who operates one of the largest and best-equipped laboratories at the University of Alberta. His research facilities are situated in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences on the University of Alberta campus. Dr. Wishart’s laboratories contain more than $10 million in cutting-edge analytical equipment including more than a half dozen high-end mass spectrometers and a fully equipped 700 MHz NMR spectrometer with a 5 mm triple resonance cryoprobe and a SampleJet autosampler. Dr. Wishart has active research programs in precision health, cancer (lung, breast), infectious diseases (COVID-19), neurological diseases (Alzheimer’s, ALS), kidney diseases, animal/livestock health, forestry research, microbiome research, food chemistry, structural biology, portable sensor systems and metabolomics technology development. He has active collaborations with more than 30 scientists around the world. Additional information about Dr. Wishart and his laboratory can be found on The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC) website at www.metabolomicscentre.ca


Postdoctoral Fellow – Biosensors Device Development
University of Alberta
Posted on 2020-10-27, open until filled

The Wishart lab group at the University of Alberta’s Department of Biological Sciences is a world leader in metabolomic research. We are currently seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on a project developing biosensor devices for quantitative analysis of specific metabolites in body fluids. The goal of the project is to create a portable, inexpensive sensor system for detecting a range of metabolites in body fluid samples for various diseases screening. Prior experience in analytical chemistry, biological chemistry, sensor design, or metabolomics would be an asset.

Dr. David Wishart is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. He is a highly respected scientist who operates one of the largest and best-equipped laboratories at the University of Alberta. His research facilities are situated in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences on the University of Alberta campus. Dr. Wishart’s laboratories contain more than $10 million in cutting-edge analytical equipment and high-end computers to support some of the world’s most advanced metabolomics, cheminformatics and bioinformatics research. Dr. Wishart has active research programs in precision health, cancer (lung, breast), infectious diseases (COVID-19), neurological diseases (Alzheimer’s, ALS), kidney diseases, animal/livestock health, forestry research, microbiome research, food chemistry, structural biology, portable sensor systems and metabolomics technology development. He has active collaborations with more than 30 scientists around the world. His laboratory also maintains more than 70 online scientific databases and webservers that routinely receive more than 35 million web accesses each year. Additional information about Dr. Wishart and his laboratory can be found on The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC) website at www.metabolomicscentre.ca



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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.