• Mass Spectrometry Scientist - Metabolism

    Job Location(s) UK-Harrogate
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    Mass Spectrometry Scientist - Metabolism


    COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company which provides support to the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Agrochemical industries. 


    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.


    About the Job

    Within this position, your duties will include:

    • The extraction and LC-MS/MS analysis of samples from a number of different study types using state of the art equipment (e.g. Ion Mobility, Q-ToF and Orbitrap)
    • Working alongside Study Directors, providing interpretation and scientific reports of data generated for inclusion in regulatory documents.
    • Development of methods and troubleshooting to provide solutions to issues as they arise.
    • Effective communication of results and scientific rationale to both internal and external customers.
    • Mentoring and support of more junior members of staff.


    About You

    To be successful in this position, you will typically be educated to PhD or BSc/MSc in a relevant life science subject. Relevant experience may be substituted for academic qualifications.

    Additionally, you will need to demonstrate:

    • Good analytical chemistry skills with expertise in preparation and analysis of samples by LC-MS
    • A sound understanding of chromatographic techniques along with experience of compound identification by mass spectrometry methods.
    • High levels of motivation along with strategic thinking in this area
    • Strong client focus
    • Excellent communication and planning/organisation skills.
    • A flexible approach and willingness to support other colleagues in a busy environment
    • Ideally, experience of interpreting LC-MS data and report preparation
    • Preferably, experience of working in a regulatory environment and/or knowledge of metabolism and familiarity in the use of radiolabelled compounds

    Get to know Covance

    Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp, is the world’s most comprehensive drug development services company. Because of our broad experience, from early research to commercialization, our more than 20,000 employees from across the globe are in a unique position to supply insights that go above and beyond testing. Our team’s impact on healthcare is remarkable. Through their everyday work they’ve supported 100% of the top 50 drugs on the market and all the oncology drugs approved in 2016. Even though we span multiple businesses, we operate as one, sharing our knowledge to improve our efficiency and deliver on the promise of a healthier world.

    The Covance team is driven by an energized purpose to improve health and improve lives across the globe. Here, you’ll work alongside exceptional people who each play an important role in bringing new scientific discoveries and therapeutic area advancements to life. And, because we span the drug development spectrum, you’ll directly impact a wide-range of initiatives as you explore unique career paths and discover your extraordinary potential.

    Get ready to make a difference as we speed the delivery of groundbreaking therapies and improve lives of countless individuals.

    EEO Statement

    Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.


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