Bioanalytical Scientist

BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for San Diego's Scientific community. We are currently looking for a Bioanalytical Scientist to work for a leading San Diego biotechnology company.

Bioanalytical Scientist

This person provides technical expertise and hands-on bioanalytical method development within the laboratory. The successful candidate will have a strong background in protein mass spectrometry and will be knowledgeable of modern protein mass spectrometry tools and techniques. Will be responsible for designing and conducting laboratory experiments, reporting results to supervisors, and for supporting cross-functional collaborations across diverse research programs.

  • The Bioanalytical Scientist will develop and implement mass spectrometry based analytical methods for full protein characterization including post-translational modifications. Hands-on experience with characterization of other large molecules is a strong plus.  
  • Expert knowledge in sample preparation for protein mass spec, mass spectrometer maintenance/operation and data analysis is required.
  • A strong background in mass spectrometry and hands-on proficiency with instruments such as Thermo Q Exactive Plus, Thermo LTQ Orbitrap XL and Agilent 6538 QTof is required.
  • A detailed working knowledge of analytical software packages from both Agilent and Thermo is required
  • A detailed understanding of LC method development is required and troubleshooting/experience with other analytical techniques such as GC/MS and spectrophotometric/electrophoretic techniques is desirable.
  • A working knowledge of biophysical characterization methods is a strong plus.
  • The candidate should have a track record of successful independent research and also be able to work efficiently and collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Strong organizational skills, orientation to detail, ability to multitask and prioritize effectively are required.
  • Critical thinking skills, a high degree of self-motivation, flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and resources are necessary.
  • The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills, have strong oral and written communication abilities and will be expected to contribute significantly to the overall success of scientific program(s), on-going projects, critical patents, grants and scientific publications.

  • A Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, or other relevant discipline with 0-5years hands-on post-degree experience in protein based mass spectrometry in an academic or industrial setting
  • Demonstrated state-of-the-art technical capabilities, particularly with protein mass spectrometry
  • A strong, diverse knowledge of protein chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and synthetic biology
  • Experience with handling and analysis of complex biological samples
  • Experience with modern mass spectrometry based data acquisition and analysis software
  • Proven ability to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot versatile analytical instrumentation to maintain high standards of performance
  • Experience working with external contractors, such as partner companies or external laboratories involved in chemical analysis

  • Location: San Diego
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job ID: BR13730566