Adam, Researcher: Protein Mass Spectrometry
My career in analytical chemistry and in particular protein mass spectrometry started with a Master's project within the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) where I investigated novel gas phase fragmentation methods for proteins and peptides. Post university I spent two years working at LGC learning the principles of protein quantification by mass spectrometry and applied this directly to protein allergens in food. I then left LGC to undertake a PhD at UCL and, after a short post-doctoral position at Birbeck University, I re-joined LGC as a researcher where I have now been for over 2.5 years.
What do you enjoy about working at LGC?
The working environment within the national measurement lab is probably one of the best aspects of the job. You are surrounded by very talented and supportive scientists, which alongside the wide scope you are given workwise, provides great conditions in which you can develop and grow your career.
What has been your proudest moment at LGC?
Being nominated for and attending the LGC awards dinner in 2017 was a great experience. Although the job itself is very rewarding, it is always nice to be directly recognised by your peers.
"Science is an inherently internationally collaborative effort and this is reflected in the wide range of nationalities which are represented in our group. This diversity leads to a great group dynamic with varied interests and experiences which ultimately makes the working day more interesting."