Analytical Chemistry, Life Science & Engineering Recruitment

Technical Specialist - LC-MS & GC-MS


  • South East
  • £Competitive
  • Analytical Chemistry

About this job

Rewarding opportunity to head up the technical operations of a successful Drugs of Abuse testing laboratory!

Primarily lab-based you will be the technical lead for the department, working on and managing your own projects in a fast-paced laboratory. Operating both LC-MS & GC-MS you will hold responsibility for the whole project, preparing samples through to method development and transfer. You will be responsible for instrument troubleshooting and will be expected to perform maintenance – including taking the instruments apart if required. You will not have day-to-day management responsibilities, however, will mentor and train MSc and placement students as required.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A strong background in both LC-MS & GC-MS analyses
  • Experience working with biological samples, ideally urine, oral fluid or hair
  • The ability to develop novel robust methods and ideally have experience with method transfer
  • Experience troubleshooting and maintaining instrumentation (Waters instrument knowledge would be highly advantageous)

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, you must have lived in the UK for the last three years to pass mandatory security clearance screening.

If this sounds like the role for you then apply today!

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Key words: LC-MS, GC-MS, LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS, mass spectrometry, chromatography, triple quadrupole, laboratory, analytical chemistry, method development, method transfer, biological samples, urine, oral fluid, hair, toxicology, bioanalysis, forensics, drugs of abuse, drug testing, instrument maintenance, troubleshooting, Twickenham, South East, London, VRS6575AW