Senior Specialist LC-MS - £44K

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited

2018-09-27 15:59:01

salary: 44000.00 British Pound . GBP Annual

Job location Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Job type: all

Job industry: Science & Technology

Job description

Metabolism, LC-MS, Mass Spec, Science, Lead, Research, analytical, analysis, specialist, development, manager

My client is a premier R&D service provider supporting the life science industry. Their centre of excellence for Radiolabelled Sciences that incorporates both Metabolism (which includes Clinical Metabolism, Pre-clinical ADME, In vitro and DDI services, Large Molecule Metabolism, Environmental Fate and Plant Metabolism and Metabolite Identification) and Chemistry (which includes API and IMP manufacture), are currently looking for a Senior Technical Specialist (Mass Spec) at their Northampshire facility.

Looking for someone with extensive knowledge and experience of large molecule LC MS/MS analysis (e.g. peptides/proteins, oligonucleotides and mAB's), to provide specialist LC-MS/MS support in the conduct of a metabolite identification phase of metabolism studies for new product development based on global regulatory requirements.


  • Responsible for conducting analytical and metabolite identification for both regulatory and non-regulatory in-vitro, in-vivo, clinical, large molecule (biological) and environmental-fate studies.
  • Planning, supervising and conducting of experiments (including protein characterisation) in support of metabolism biologicals group.
  • Development of LC-MS/MS chromatographic methods within the group and to act as an expert consultant on the development of chromatographic methods within the wider Metabolism Department.
  • To act as a supervisor/instructor in areas of expertise; provide troubleshooting assistance and technical training (including writing and review of training materials) for less experienced members of staff in mass-spectrometry, method development and HPLC instrument set-up.
  • To keep up to date with technical developments in specialist area, recommending new techniques and working with management to compile justification for Capex projects.
  • Address findings appropriate to area arising from QA audits and process inspections.
  • Assist with the preparation and delivery of internal training programs.
  • Maintain and write SOPs, as required
  • A minimum of a BSc in a relevant degree.
  • Preferably 2-3 years of LC-MS/MS experience ideally with accurate mass
  • Experience of chromatographic method development
  • LC-MS/MS expertise for large molecule biological samples (e.g. peptides, proteins, oligonucleotides and mAb's) including top down and bottom-up methodologies for protein analysis
  • LC-MS/MS data interpretation skills (especially large molecules)
  • Sample preparation skills for preparation of large molecule samples for LC-MS analysis (e.g. digestion)
  • Knowledge of protein chemistry and large molecule catabolism
  • Preferably have experience of working in a regulatory environment (GLP/GCP)
  • Some knowledge of metabolism/metabolic reactions is considered essential
  • Senior Permanent position
  • Salary £40,000 - £44,000 + expansive benefits package
  • Northampshre based
  • Cutting edge technologies and research.
If you think you match the skills listed above and are looking for a new challenge in the Pharma industry, then please apply with your CV or call me on for a completely confidential chat about your situation.

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