Chromatography & Mass Spectrometry Technical Expert

Vacancy Reference Number
Syngenta Ltd.
Closing Date
30 Jun 2022
Syngenta Ltd., Jealott's Hill International Research Centre, Bracknell, RG426EY
Permanent Contract

Syngenta is leading science-based agtech company; dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture.

Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture

There are opportunities on a daily basis to put your expertise into practice whilst also furthering your own development in the leadership of projects, evaluating and delivering technology advances and collaborating both internally and externally to access the most efficient methods for solving our problems. Jealott’s Hill is a campus-like environment with a staff restaurant, a gym and fitness classes available whilst being a modern, stimulating and dynamic working environment which promotes diversity and inclusion, scientific excellence and collaboration.

We are looking for passionate and dedicated scientists, with demonstrated experience in chromatography and mass spectrometry, to join our multidisciplinary teams to provide qualitative analytical science solutions for colleagues both on site and elsewhere within Syngenta’s global organisation.

About this opportunity:

As part of the Structural Chemistry team, you will be working within a business-critical part of the company, providing diverse analytical support and solutions for customers across the Research and Development pipeline. This opportunity requires significant expertise in chromatography and mass spectrometry to address challenges and develop application-specific platforms in the most efficient manner using the state-of-the-art equipment available.

Role purpose:

  • To provide chromatography and mass spectrometry expertise in support of small molecule structural characterisation, working in close collaboration with team members as well as alongside other analytical experts, in support projects across the R&D pipeline
  • To facilitate the structural elucidication of unknowns in R&D samples using state of the art hyphenated LC-MS, GC-MS and HRMS instrumentation that generates MS fragmentation data.
  • To maintain the routine and high-throughput instruments whilst leading their technical advancements and applicability.
  • To employ a range of ionisation technique(s) that provide both supplementary and orthogonal data across the team and other functions as appropriate (e.g. ambient ionisation methods)


  • PhD or MSc degree in Analytical Chemistry or a related field
  • Application of liquid and gas chromatography and method development
  • Small molecule mass spectrometry techniques and data interpretation 
  • Troubleshooting mass analysers from vendors such as Waters, Agilent or Thermo
  • Use of relevant software, such as Masslynx and XCalibur for data acquisition and processing

In return for your skills and knowledge Syngenta will offer:

  • Campus environment
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Up to 31.5 days holiday
  • The opportunity to work with and learn from highly qualified and experienced employees

We embrace and encourage diversity, and this is what drives our innovation and lets us outperform the market

Further Information

Contact Details

Jenny Moore (