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Research Specialist, Mass Spectrometry

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  • Upper Providence, PA

Status Regular Job ID JR-013804 Recruiting Region Americas

Position Title: Research Specialist, Mass Spectrometry

Location: Upper Providence, PA, USA

Job Summary

We are seeking highly motivated scientists with good laboratory skills to join to join the Discovery Analytical Sciences Biological and Biochemical Mass Spectrometry teams. These are laboratory-based positions where the successful candidates will prepare samples from cell culture material, including isolation of proteins and metabolites, and analyze the samples by mass spectrometry. As part of the Discovery Mass Spectrometry group, you will work to accelerate and advance the discovery of small molecule medicines. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, works well on a team, has excellent laboratory skills and work habits and is adept at analyzing data and solving problems. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Propagate and maintain various continuous cell lines.
  • Verify the protein expression using various protocols including Western Blots, and small-scale purification.
  • Perform protein and metabolite isolation using various protocols.
  • Analysis of the samples using Mass Spectrometry.
  • Experimental data will be recorded in a provided electronic notebook according to the guidelines.
  • Responsible for ordering supplies as needed to deliver cell and protein reagents.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS in Chemistry, Biology or Biochemistry with 1+ years of experience
  • Hands-on experience with a variety of biology and biochemistry lab techniques including cell culture, SDS-PAGE, Western blotting

Preferred Qualification

  • Hands-on experience with analytical instrumentation. Working familiarity with HPLC and LC-MS techniques is a plus.

Physical Demands

  • The overall physical exertion of this position may require:
  • Sit or stand 2-3 hours in laboratory areas.
  • Walk 2-3 hours within a facility.
  • Reach above/below the shoulder, bend at the knees and waist.
  • Lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Office work activities, including keyboard, with fingers/hands/arms up to 4 hours.
  • Work around moving laboratory equipment and machinery.
  • Use of personal protective equipment in laboratory.
  • Work with biohazards such as blood borne pathogens.

Working Environment

  • Must be able to work in a laboratory, controlled environments requiring personal protective  equipment.
  • Job pace may be fast and job completion demands may be high.
  • Employee maybe required to manage hazardous wastes in compliance with company procedures & State/Federal/Local hazardous waste regulations. Duties may include: Identifying, handling, generating, accumulating, storing, labeling.
  • Ensure safety, security, and the environment in all aspect of the daily activities, and any potential safety hazards are addressed and corrected immediately.
  • Understand ergonomic relationship between people, equipment and working environment.
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