Researcher, Mass Spectrometry, LGC

Vacancy Reference Number
Ref 1872
Closing Date
1 Mar 2019
LGC, Queens Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0LY

The Organic Analysis team develops reference methodology and delivers high accuracy calibration and measurement services in support of LGC’s role as the UK’s National Measurement Laboratory (NML) and Designated Institute for chemical and bio-analytical measurements. In addition, the team undertakes contract research and development projects and delivers specialist measurement services for a range of customers in both the public and private sectors. The team utilises a range of analytical technologies, based predominantly on mass spectrometry, including single-quad, QQQ, QTOF, Orbitrap and IMS-MS.

As an Researcher you will gain experience in a range of analytical technologies and develop the knowledge and skills needed to utilise our procedures and instruments to perform analysis of organic compounds including proteins to support the research projects and measurement services delivered by the Organic Analysis team.  

Key accountabilities:

  • Development and validation of GC-MS, LC-MS and LC-MS/MS methodology for the identification and quantification of (bio)organic species in a diverse range of application areas (including environmental, clinical, pharmaceutical and security)
  • Evaluation & optimisation of operating parameters of a range of mass spectrometry platforms in order to improve instrument performance
  • Provide support across the team for instrumental trouble-shooting, maintenance and optimisation
  • Dissemination of results to originators and users of the techniques Candidate specification: Ideally, the successful candidate will have a PhD/post doc experience in the field of mass spectrometry or equivalent industrial experience.

The following skills are essential:

  • Enthusiastic and innovative scientist with a strong understanding of the fundamentals of organic mass spectrometry
  • Experience in operation and maintenance of a range of analytical instrumentation
  • Ability to contribute to the execution and delivery of research projects to timescale & budget
  • Knowledge of the theory and application of Metrology
  • Good presentational skills, both oral and written
  • Good inter personal skills.

This is an excellent development opportunity for a candidate looking to build their career in analytical science, working with recognised experts. The role requires an able scientist who will contribute to the successful delivery of R&D analysis projects. You will be expected to promote your achievements with appropriate scientific publications, reports and presentations.

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