Senior Analytical Chemist - Mass Spectrometry Specialist (small molecules)

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Closing Date
21 Jun 2019
Syngenta, Stein, Switzerland

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

Through leading innovations, we help farmers around the world meet the challenge of feeding a growing population and taking care of our planet. We are currently seeking a Senior Analytical Chemist - Mass Spectrometry Specialist for the chemistry research department in Stein AG. With your expertise you will contribute to deliver innovative solutions to the Crop Protection research pipeline.

Your challenges

  • Supporting the chemistry research department with analytical chemistry in general as well as participating in various research projects.
  • Performing qualitative and quantitative analytical studies.
  • Development of chromatographic separation methods for small molecules (HPLC, UPLC, GC, SFC, etc.).
  • Use state-of-the-art high resolution mass spectrometry to solve challenging analytical questions and structure elucidations.
  • Work flexibly within the team to maintain instruments, propose and implement improvements to optimize the capability and capacity of our systems.

Your skills

  • At least 3 years of work experience in the application of mass spectrometry to the quantification of small molecules.
  • MSc university degree / Fachhochschulabschluss / Chemielaborant Ausbildung
  • Good knowledge in the development of separation methods in HLPC, GC, SFC.
  • High level of commitment and be capable to work independently
  • Ability and experience to build networks within the team, the department and with other functions
  • Languages: Written and spoken English, German is a plus.

What we offer

  • Possibility to grow and internal opportunities within Syngenta
  • Contribute to valuable and impactful work, in a stimulating environment -> #bringingplantpotentialtolife
  • A responsible work with interesting challenges
  • An open, multicultural and pleasant working environment
  • Flat hierarchy and an open culture

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