Research Engineer in Proteomics and Imaging mass spectrometry

  • CDD
  • Rennes
  • Les candidatures sont actuellement fermées.

Project summary

Imaging mass spectrometry (IMS) is a blooming field in clinical research. It is now recognized as a powerful
analytical technique for probing and analyzing the spatial arrangement of a wide range of molecules directly in thin
slices of tissue. However numerous heavy technical challenges remain in this field, where IMS datasets could
translate into new biological knowledge. One of the most recent developments in IMS, based on the tagmass
approach, allows the multiplexed targeted spatial localization of intact proteins (Yagnik et al., 2021 JASMS) and
was translated into the development of spatial biology imaging reagents for MALDI immunohistochemistry by
AmberGen and Bruker Daltonics.
The Research Engineer will be responsible for setting up on site the MALDI HiPLEXIHC approach (Bruker
Daltonics). Technological developments will be conducted on two specific projects in the field of cancers
PROTIM is an ISO 9001 and NFX 50900 certified core facility. The recruitee will indeed contribute to the
implementation of procedures to meet with the quality standards requirements. The facility will be then in capacity
to offer these muchawaited services in targeted protein imaging.

Your Tasks

The candidate will carry out the entire analytical process from sample preparation, sample processing, imaging
mass spectrometry analysis, statistical analysis of the data to integration with multiomics datasets. He/she will
interact and collaborate with other team members and with scientists involved in the project. He/she will prepare
and deliver technical presentations at internal or external meetings and participate into publication writing.

Desired skills:

This project lies at the interface between biochemistry, analytical chemistry and image analysis. We are looking for
a highly motivated and qualified individual endowed with team spirit, holding, or shortly expecting to be awarded, a
PhD degree. The candidate will have proven research skills in proteomics or imaging mass spectrometry attested
by a track record of research achievement and publications in internationally recognized peerreviewed journals.
The candidate must know how to work in full autonomy, have a strong collaborative attitude and strong work ethics.


Training in Cell Biology, Biochemistry and/or Analytical chemistry
Strong technical knowledge in proteomics and/or imaging mass spectrometry
Only applications from junior candidates (i.e., with < 2 years of postdoctoral experience) with the above
described profile will be considered.

Host laboratory:

Recruitment will take place within the PROTIM Core Facility team located at BIOSIT (UAR 3480 CNRS US18
Inserm). The recruitee will evolve in an optimal professional environment with its own space and research
equipment. All imaging resources to conduct the projects are available within the facility: tims TOF Flex (Bruker
Daltonics), FTICR SolariX 7T Paracell combisource ESI/MALDI (Bruker Daltonics), M5 sprayer (HTX Imaging),
Nanomate LESAenabled (Advion), Sublimation chamber, Cryostat 3050S (Leica), Videomicroscope BX51

Job details:

Duration: 2 years
Salary: according to experience and based on the salary scale of the University of Rennes (about 2200
2600 € net/month + other employer benefits)
Start date: as early as September 2023
Applicants should send their CV and motivation letter to

Contact: Tel : +33 (0)2 2323 5072