Senior Research Scientist – FT-ICR-MS

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
7 Aug 2020
Salary - £37,632 - £56,448 + 12% Bonus + Benefits
WALTHAM Petcare Science Institute, Freeby Lane, Waltham on the Wolds, Leicestershire. LE14 4RT, United Kingdom

Seeking to recruit a Senior Research Scientist to help establish and develop an advanced mass spectrometry capability using FT-ICR-MS at the WALTHAM Petcare Science Institute. The job holder will, in partnership with WALTHAM researchers and external experts, develop the field of Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry to drive innovation that supports our functions in the Mars Petcare business.

In this role you will: Develop, optimise and validate new approaches to characterise complex samples and identify compounds using FT-ICR-MS. Establish, enhance and deploy WALTHAM's advanced mass spectrometry capability to better understand pet food composition and generate insights that support product innovation, research and development for global Petcare. Maintain current awareness of developments in the fields of investigative analytical chemistry / complex mixture characterization. Design, develop, plan, gain approval for, manage, report & communicate research projects aligned with WALTHAM’s research plan. Supervise, mentor and partner with Research Scientists and other team members.

To do this role you’ll need: A PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. chemistry, physics), or relevant degree (e.g. biology, chemistry, physics) with proven independent research experience. Considerable experience of the use of ultra-high-resolution mass spectrometry (e.g. Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry) is essential. Ability To Drive for results and work with limited support. Collaborate and work as part of a team. Design carry out and communicate the findings of novel research. Communicate the outcomes and value of complex science to a variety of audiences. Experience of using scientific programming languages (e.g. R, Python) desirable. Some experience of big data analysis / data science approaches to data analysis is desirable.

What We Can Offer You Competitive Salary & Benefits Flexible Working A focus on personal development and opportunity to grow in this role and future roles.

Further Information

About Mars:

Mars is a family-owned business with more than $35 billion in global sales. We produce some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Alongside our consumer brands, we proudly take care of half of the world’s pets through our nutrition, health and services businesses such as Banfield Pet Hospitals™, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, AniCura, VCA™ and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire our 125,000 Associates into taking action every day towards creating the world we want tomorrow.
Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Contact Details

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Hiring Manager is James Marshall: