The Associate Scientist Core LC/MS (Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry) employs liquid chromatographic separation techniques and mass spectrometric analysis for data collection. This is an entry level analyst position that will work under the tutelage of higher-level analysts in the Core LCMS lab. In addition to instrument operation, the Associate Scientist may with some initial supervision perform basic instrument maintenance. The analyst is responsible for documentation in accordance with SOPs and regulations, and data processing in a manner which meets company quality best practices, objectives and timelines.
- At management discretion review analytical methods presented in pre-validation meetings
- At management discretion attend pre-validation meetings and review relevant LCMS data presented
- At management discretion sign off as LCMS approver on pre-validation methods
- Under guidance of higher-level analysts will perform fundamental LC/MS operations to include LC system setup in accordance with validated methodology, mass spectrometer calibration, tuning and optimization, routine LC/MS analysis and data processing.
- Based on experience level, may assist project management with method troubleshooting through data interpretation, experimental design and data collection.
- Uploads processed LCMS data to LIMS, processes data in LIMS. Accepts or rejects run results.
- Writes up analytical run results.
- Works with Study Lead and project team on project related communications and data generation.
- Updates run tracker for each study associated with analytical work
- Meet responsibilities and study objectives according to timeline expectations.
- Comply with all applicable regulatory standards, including Good Clinical and Good Laboratory Practices. Comply with all safety standards established by procedures related to chemical hygiene and biohazard safety.
Minimum required education and experience
- Functional independent use of liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry
- Familiarity with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
- Basic knowledge of math and chemistry.
- Basic mechanical skills.
- Basic computer skills (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, network navigation, etc.).
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities
- Bachelor’s Degree, Chemistry and/or Biology preferred
- Minimum 1 year’s experience in regulated bioanalytical laboratory
- The ability to occasionally lift moderately heavy, delicate objects (LC instrumentation).
- The ability and willingness to work with potentially hazardous chemicals and instrumentation
- Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers.
- Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech.
- Regular sitting for extended periods of time.