Covance Analytical/Mass Spectrometry Scientist - Metabolism in Harrogate, United Kingdom

Job Overview

We are currently recruiting for a Scientist within our Metabolism department at our Harrogate site, North Yorkshire.

We are looking for a skilled and experienced scientist to provide specialist analytical and mass spectrometry support. This is a key role providing qualitative and quantitative characterisation of components in a variety of matrices from in vivo and in vitro metabolism studies.

The successful candidate will

  • Principally be involved in the extraction and LC-MS/MS analysis of samples from a number of study types using state of the art equipment (e.g. Ion Mobility and Q-ToF)

  • Work alongside Study Directors, providing interpretation and scientific reports of data generated for inclusion in regulatory documents.

  • Be able to develop methods, troubleshoot and provide solutions to issues as they arise.

  • Be able to effectively communicate results and scientific rationale to both internal and external customers.

  • Be expected to mentor and provide guidance for more junior members of staff.

  • Have a flexible approach and willingness to support other colleagues in a busy environment

Education / Qualifications

  • You will typically be educated to PhD or BSc/MSc in a relevant life science subject. Relevant experience may be substituted for academic qualifications.


The successful candidate would

  • Have good analytical chemistry skills with expertise in preparation and analysis of samples by LC-MS

  • Have a sound understanding of chromatographic techniques along with experience of compound identification by mass spectrometry methods.

  • Be highly motivated and capable of strategic thinking in this area along with having a strong client focus

  • Have strong communication and planning/organisation skills.

  • Ideally have experience of interpreting LC-MS data and report preparation

  • Preferably have experience of working in a regulatory environment and/or knowledge of metabolism and familiarity in the use of radiolabelled compounds

Job Number 2018-19369

Job Category Scientific Advanced Degree

Position Type Full-Time

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