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Scientist III/IV

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 06/07/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Scientific Job Number: 11681 Pay Rate: $52.00 - $104.00 Remote Friendly: Onsite

Job Description

Our client is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions.  They are among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline. 

Job Overview:
  • Our client's Translational Medicine department informs clinical development of novel personalized therapeutics through establishment of biomarker strategies aimed to study biological pathways driving disease and by characterizing the mechanism of action of novel therapeutics.
  • 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.

Job Requirements

  • Experience in clinical proteomics and clinical sample processing is required.
  • Hands-on experience with maintaining LC and MS instrumentation is also required.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jay Hite
Recruiter, Account Manager

As a Recruiter at Compass, Jay enjoys meeting job seekers and helping them to find new and exciting opportunities. He enjoys the process of getting to know candidates and learning all about their experience and what their future goals are. Jay feels the excitement of his candidates and is passionate about helping to find a fit both culturally and professionally. 

When Jay isn’t working, he enjoys bike rides, trying out new foods, tequila tasting and watching movies.  

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