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Group Leader Analytical Development & Product Chemistry

Syngenta is a leading company in agricultural chemistry helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to help increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

We are currently seeking a Group Leader Analytical Development for our Syngenta Development Center in Münchwilen, Aargau (Switzerland). As a Group Leader you will inspire, lead and develop a group of chemists to enable innovative solutions to the customers around the world.

Role Purpose:

  • You will lead, inspire and develop a group of analytical chemists providing and interpreting analytical data for the development of chemical processes, new formulations and registration of agrochemical products and their active ingre­dients. As well as investigating and establishing new analytical techniques in support of product research, development &registration, supply chain opera­tions and sales & marketing.
  • You will set direction and closely partner with project and business teams of the respective indication (e.g. Research, Regulatory, Supply Chain, Procure­ment, other Development Functions).
  • You will influence the strategy of the department, drive innovation and provide context and direction for the science/technical area 
  • Coaching and developing talents, collaborating across disciplines and boundaries, and self-development will be essential elements of your leadership performance


  • Lead 2-3 lab teams each led by a scientist supervising 3-5 laborants/ chemists. Further direct reports can be Scientific Specialists (having no own leadership responsibility) and/or analysts to perform own projects.
  • Build strong and effective teams with a good team spirit
  • Maintain and improve scientific excellence in analytical sciences among group members.
  • Set priorities in accordance with business needs and optimizes resource allocation within the group.
  • Lead and mentor complex analytical development projects.
  • Demonstrate leadership and commitment to achieve objectives with his/her teams
  • Actively lead for performance and improvement in HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) in line with Syngenta standards




  • A university degree (or equivalent) in chemistry, analytical science or related discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in leading people and/or projects in the area of analytical sciences
  • Conversant with most modern analytical techniques, especially chromatography and spectroscopy
  • Very good communication skills
  • Good leadership skills incl. coaching and influencing competencies
  • Ability to inspire and motivate teams to deliver to tight deadlines
  • Enjoys to interact with cross-functional and/or international project teams
  • Fluent in English and German

What we offer:

  • A position which contributes to valuable and impactful work in a stimulating and international environment #bringingplantpotentialtolife
  • An open and collaborative working environment
  • Well-equipped analytical laboratories and experienced colleagues
  • Flat hierarchy and an open culture
  • A focus on personal development
  • An attractive benefits package

Interested? Let’s develop together the next generation Crop Protection Products and contribute to food security and sustainability in agriculture.

Susanne De Benedictis
Analytical Development Team Leader
Syngenta Crop Protection
4333 Muenchwilen

Tel.: +41 62 868 5237

Published: 18.04.2019

Post-doctoral Associates - Analytical Chemist in Environmental Toxicology

Dr. Robert Turesky, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN,  is recruiting several NIH-funded postdoctoral positions.

Position 1: A post-doctoral position is available for an experienced analytical mass spectrometrist to develop and validate biomarkers of exposures to environmental and dietary carcinogens, and their DNA adducts in cells and human tissues. The research requires derivatization chemistry for tagging biomarkers to enhance analyte detection by LC/MS or GC/MS, and mass spectrometric characterization of biomarkers in complex biological matrices. The candidate is expected to work semi-independently in LC/MS development and validation of DNA adduct biomarkers employing triple quadrupole, ion trap and high resolution MS instruments, and GC/MS to measure volatile toxicants in tobacco smoke. 

A Ph.D. with research in Bioanalytical Chemistry employing LC/MS or GC/MS is required. The candidate must have a strong training in analytical chemistry and chemical derivatization and  LC/MS or GC/MS experience. Hands-on-training in LC/MS of biomolecules, sample preparation and workup are required. Experiences in qualitative and quantitative analysis of biomarkers, trace-level analysis of biomolecules in vivo, and cell culture experience are preferred.

Position 2: A post-doctoral position is available for exposomic and metabolomic studies on chemicals in the environment and diet that contribute to bladder and prostate cancer.  We are seeking a bioanalytical mass spectrometrist with experience in metabolomics and chemometrics to define non-genotoxic mechanisms that chemicals in tobacco smoke and cooked meat diet impact bladder and prostate cell homeostatis

A Ph.D. with research in Bioanalytical Chemistry employing LC/MS with exposomics and metabolomics approaches, and data analysis with chemometrics are required for this postion.  Training in cell culture work is preferred.

Interested individuals must apply online by going to and searching for job opening 328946. Please upload a cover letter, CV and contact information for references.

The University of Minnesota is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

Published: 18.04.2019

Syngenta is a leading company in agricultural chemistry helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to help increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life.

We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

We work in a collaborative and inspiring culture where personal contribution is rewarded and growth and development are at the heart of our culture.

Mass Spectrometry Specialist Small Molecules in Analytical Development

Vacancy Type:  Permanent, Fulltime 

Location:  Switzerland – Münchwilen, Aargau (25 km East of Basel)

In our global Analytical Development function you will be given an exciting opportunity to provide expertise in solving demanding structure elucidations to enable our R&D function to build an understanding of chemical reactions, degradation pathways and the chemical profile of our products.

Within our laboratory you will:

  • Design and implement MS analytical strategies to suit the needs of current product development projects
  • Use state-of-the-art high resolution mass spectrometry and the latest software technology to solve challenging analytical questions
  • Interpret MS data to perform structure elucidations of unknown compound in reaction masses, technical grade active ingredients and final products
  • Advise on, and perform appropriate analytical experiments required to answer structure elucidation questions
  • Integrate data from multiple sources, and advise users of its implications
  • Contribute input to project teams & interpret results for use by project teams
  • Develop and apply a variety of quantitative methodologies
  • Independently identify experimental techniques and develop methods to meet project objectives
  • Keep abreast of technological advances in mass spectrometry, chromatography, data processing and informatics systems. 
  • Work flexibly within the team to maintain instruments, propose and implement improvements to optimize the capability and capacity of our systems


  • Strong theoretical understanding of MS of small molecules and ideally several years practical experience optimizing instrumental performance in an industrial or postgraduate environment
  • Established knowledge of the acquisition and interpretation of MS data of challenging small molecules
  • An understanding of chemical structures is essential and a grasp of synthetic chemistry mechanisms is imperative
  • Strong desire and ability to learn/develop new skills and maintain current awareness of spectroscopic science
  • Ability to work as part of a team to integrate data from multiple sources to solve demanding structural challenges
  • Ability to deliver to tight deadlines, prioritize between different work demands and being result oriented
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent command of English and German (local language: German, contacts within Syngenta network and to external partners: English)
  • Team player; flexible to work with different cultures and backgrounds


  • At least 5 years  work experience in the application of mass spectrometry to the determination of small molecule chemical structures
  • MSc university degree or Fachhochschulabschluss or Chemielaborant Ausbildung with relevant work experience
  • Knowledge and experience of liquid chromatography and LC-MS method development

What we offer:

  • A position which has the potential to contribute to valuable and impactful work, in a stimulating and international environment -> #bringingplantpotentialtolife
  • Flat hierarchy and an open and collaborative working environment
  • The opportunity to work with and learn from highly qualified and experienced employees
  • An attractive benefits package
  • Good opportunities for personal development and career progression
  • Well-equipped analytical laboratories

Interested? We are looking forward for your application in English or German ! Direct Link:

Published: 18.04.2019

We offer:
The laboratory of Catecholamines and Peptides of the CHUV (Lausanne) offers a one-year post-doc position, starting mid-2019. The post-doc will take part in a collaborative project with endocrinologists from Inselspital (Bern). The project aims at developing and validating LC-MS/MS assays for several endogenous peptides in plasma involved in diabetes and obesity, to be used in a clinical environment.

Our laboratory is specialized in biomarkers (bioamines, peptides) with a special interest in neuroendocrine tumors. This position will provide strong knowledge in biomarker quantification using sensitive chromatographic and mass spectrometric instrumentation.

Your profile:
PhD in analytical chemistry or similar, strong knowledge in mass spectrometry and interest for clinical sciences. Project management skills mandatory. Fluency in English.

Dr Philippe Eugster
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois
Laboratoire des Catécholamines et Peptides
Hôpital Nestlé, 6019
1011 Lausanne

Published: 17.04.2019

Here at the University of Graz, researchers and students are working on a wide range of solutions for the world of tomorrow. Our scientists develop strategies to respond to the current challenges of our society. The University of Graz is performance-oriented, promotes career paths and offers a multiple award-winning setting for social diversity in a modern working environment – true to the motto: We work for tomorrow. Come on board!

Within the Field of Excellence "Climate Change Graz" and the Faculty’s research core area "Sustainable Chemistry and Catalysis", the Institute of Chemistry of the University of Graz is working on new methods for the analytical determination of chemical and biologically active substances. The Institute focuses on catalytic processes, particularly by using metal- and biocatalysts, the use of renewable resources as starting materials and the application of continuous processes. In addition, processes at interfaces are investigated experimentally and theoretically.

The Institute of Chemistry at the Faculty of Natural Sciences is seeking to appoint a

Professor (f/m) of Analytical Chemistry/Environmental Analysis pursuant to §

98 of the University Act UG

(40 hours per week; permanent employment according to the Austrian Law on Salaried Employment (AngG); expected starting date March 1st 2020 )

The research core area is expected to be in the field of quantitative instrumental analytical chemistry, taking into account the existing research areas molecular mass spectrometry or electroanalysis. The research should fit within the Field of Excellence "Climate Change Graz" and the Faculty’s research core area "Sustainable Chemistry and Catalysis". Special emphasis is placed on the collaboration within NAWI Graz, the cooperation project between the University of Graz and Graz University of Technology. The position includes teaching in all fields of Analytical Chemistry.

Requirements for employment

  • Completion of an appropriate university degree at a university in Austria or abroad
  • Habilitation or equivalent qualification in the research area to be filled
  • Excellent scientific qualification in research and teaching for the relevant subject (relative to academic age)
  • International experience as a post-doc researcher of at least one year
  • Successful project acquisition in the research field
  • Management and leadership experience
  • Gender mainstreaming competence

The candidate is expected to demonstrate his/her educational and didactic skills. As part of the evaluation a Teaching Skills Assessment will be carried out, for which a detailed teaching concept must be enclosed with the application.


Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): A1

Minimum salary

The minimum salary according to the classification scheme of the collective agreement is EUR 5.005,10 gross per month (14 monthly salaries). Salary subject to negotiation.

Application deadline: March 13th 2019
Reference number: BV/4/98 ex 2016/17

The University of Graz is striving to increase the number of women, particularly in executive positions, and thus explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. In case of equal qualifications, women will receive priority consideration.

If you are interested, please submit your application documents in accordance with the general application guidelines (which can be found at before the deadline. Your application documents should include the reference number of the position and be sent by email to:


Published: 08.02.2019

Postdoctoral Position at ETH Zurich, FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry

We seek to fill a postdoctoral position in our research group. The topic of the research project is the spectroscopic investigation of trapped fluorescent ions in the gas phase, and the investigation of structural and functional aspects of trapped biomolecular ions. For this purpose, a new data system will be developed for an existing set-up that permits combined FTICR – optical spectroscopy experiments.

Prerequisites: Ph.D. degree in chemistry, physics or related area, a strong background in analytical or physical chemistry and instrumentation, hands-on experience with FT-ICR mass spectrometry. Further information: see Starting date: upon mutual agreement; the position is available immediately

Applications with CV, publication list and 2 letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Prof. Renato Zenobi, by March 15, 2019.

Published: 04.02.2019

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