Biologic Mass Spectrometry Scientist

SGS - West Chester, PA3.3

Full-timeEstimated: $72,000 - $91,000 a year
SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With over 90,000 employees in 130 countries, and operating a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories, we provide services to almost every industry by assuring quality and safety of products and services.

Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.

Life Sciences Services from SGS – optimize your development timelines to get medicines and medical devices to market quickly and safely. As a result, we are often a preferred partner for the top 20 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

Job Summary:
Design, Manage, Perform and report detailed Glycoproteins and Complex Carbohydrates Characterization studies utilizing methods including LC-MS, Anion Exchange/HILIC/Reverse Phase chromatography, and MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry in a leading Contract Research Organization.

Primary Responsibilities:
Design, manage, perform and report analyses related to glycoproteins, N- and O-glycans, complex carbohydrates, glycosaminoglycans and/or their respective derivatives using the appropriate instrumentation in place. This would include but not be restricted to: LC-MS/MS, MALDI-TOF MS/MS, HPAEC-PAD, HILIC-FLD(-MS) etc…
Ensure turnaround times are met, work is performed safely and to the specified quality standards under the supervision of Scientists and/or the Team Leaders
Design and perform detailed and complex sample preparation procedures (e.g., digestions, purifications, buffer exchanges, etc.) while following SOP’s and established test Protocols.
Maintain Carbohydrate-related instrumentation such as LC-MS/MS, MALDI-TOF MS/MS, HPAEC-PAD, HILIC-FLD(-MS) and other instrumentation in the Biophysical, Biologics or Physico-Chemical Teams as instructed (electrophoresis, UV-Vis, fluorimeter, etc.).
Perform required sample preparation, analyze samples, and interpret data.
Support Client Services with Technical/Scientific input with regards to Complex Carbohydrates and Glycoprotein analyses, as needed.
Support for provision of the service—e.g. equipment maintenance, record keeping, housekeeping, etc.—in order to maintain all equipment in full working order and keep all records up to date.
At all times, adopt a safe behavior by exercising due regard for the health and safety of yourself,colleagues, and clients in line with the Company’s policies and procedures.
Perform above duties in compliance with GMP regulations.
Adhere to internal standards, policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Education, Required Skills & Competencies:
Doctorate degree in Glycomics, Glycoproteomics, Analytical Glycobiology AND Minimum 2 years of experience in industry
Masters or Doctorate degree in Biochemistry, Analytical Sciences, Mass Spectrometry AND Five years of experience in complex glycan/carbohydrate analyses in an industrial environment preferred.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) required.
Hands on application of one or more of the techniques listed above and understanding of their use in the characterization of glycoproteins/complex carbohydrates required.
Strong understanding of protein/large molecule/complex carbohydrate analytical sciences

Additional Information:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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