Post-Doctoral LC-MS Analyst - London

Posted 6 February by CK GROUP
Jason Johal is currently recruiting for a Post-Doctoral LC-MS Analyst to join a group with an international reputation for its work in anti-doping control and the only one of just 35 accredited anti-doping laboratories in the world to be based in the UK. You will be analysing samples collected from athletes competing in major sporting events and training worldwide, and also carrying out research into the metabolism and detection of substances in the human body. This role is offered on a full time permanent basis and comes with a salary of £33,000 to £40,000 per annum plus £2,923 London Weighting.

You will take responsibility for the co-ordination of the screening procedures and confirmatory analysis related to LC-MS analysis of biological samples in accordance with the requirements for World Anti-Doping Code's International Standard for Laboratories and World Anti-Doping Agency and ISO 17025 accreditations. You will use your expertise to advise and help other analysts at the first stage of any difficulty experienced and will also take responsibility for the development and validation of assays based on LC-MS. The calculation, recording, evaluation and presentation of results are under conditions of strict security and this work requires great precision and accuracy and must comply with the standards specified in the Quality Manual and Standard Operating Procedures.

Key responsibilities & objectives will include:
· Responsibility for the co-ordination of the screening procedures and confirmatory analysis related to LC-MS
· Responsibility for the development and validation of assays based on LC-MS
· Analysis of defence samples in the presence of external scientists, lawyers and athletes
· The set up, operation and performance of maintenance and repairs on the LC-MS instruments, Undertake research and publish findings relevant to the area
· Deal with routine communication using a range of media, liaising with both colleagues and students
· Prepare grant applications with the delivery of design input
· Undertake presentations of innovative research at academic conferences, workshops, etc
· Write scientific publications of the work performed
· Have special responsibility for the care of specified analytical instrumentation (such as the LC-MS) and resolve problems when they arise
· Responsibility for the implementation of the Standard Operating Procedures in terms of the ISO 17025 quality standard and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)

In order to be considered for this role, you will be required to have the following qualifications, skills and experience:
• A PhD awarded in a relevant science based subject(s) or PhD near completion (or equivalent)
• Demonstrable experience of working in an analytical chemistry laboratory and use of modern analytical instrumentation
• Experience of chromatography coupled mass spectrometers
• Knowledge and use of liquid chromatography coupled mass spectrometry
• The ability to review data from complex analytical techniques
• Experience of working in an accredited or WADA accredited laboratory environment would be advantageous.
• Experience of of bioanalysis at low concentration would also be advantageous

If successful you will be joining the first human sports drug-testing laboratory established outside of an Olympic Games and a group that carried out more than 8,000 tests across 70 sports last year.

Please note that your CV should show exact dates of employment (month and year) and any gaps of a month or more should be explained.

CK Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference ST41226 in all correspondence.

Reference: 34407152

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