Senior/Principal Scientist in Translational Medicine Mass Spectrometry (Contractor)


South San Francisco, California

a month ago

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Title: Senior/Principal Scientist in Translational Medicine Mass Spectrometry
Location:South San Francisco, CA (94080)
Duartion: 12 months


 As a key member of the biomarker mass spectrometry laboratory, the ideal candidate will utilize mass spectrometry to explore novel biomarker hypotheses, assist in streamlining existing workflows, and help to drive innovation within the group through improved LC-MS/MS method development.
Experience in clinical proteomics and clinical sample processing is required.
Hands-on experience with maintaining LC and MS instrumentation is also required.

• Strong analytical background with fundamentals in assay development, system suitability, and method evaluation
• Experience with discovery proteomics approaches (TMT, DIA-MS, SWATH, etc.) and corresponding data analysis tools
• Knowledge of sample preparation techniques for analysis of biomarkers and other mediators from biological fluids (e.g. plasma, CSF, urine, stool, etc.)
• A proven ability to analyze and visualize complex datasets using tools like MSstats, Spotfire, R, or Skyline and experience with standard instrument software such as Analyst or Xcalibur
• In addition, the candidate should have excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, be able to work independently as well as in a team environment, and be willing and eager to learn and train others on new technologies.

• PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Biotechnology and successful postdoctoral research training in a related field
• Minimum of 6 years of hands-on experience with liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) approaches, and have excellent troubleshooting capabilities

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