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Celerion Switzerland AG is part of the global Celerion Inc. With our European GLP-certified bioanalytical facility located in Fehraltorf / Zürich, as a contract research organization (CRO) we are supporting the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries during the development of new drugs and products.

Due to the continued expansion of our successful bioanalytical laboratory we are looking for a

(Senior) LC-MS Instrument Responsible 100%

Main responsibilities

  • Run and maintain LC-MS instruments as part of our LC-MS team in a GLP-certified bioanalytical laboratory
  • Troubleshoot LC-MS instrument issues which may arise and, where necessary, arrange visits of external service engineers to ensure instrument down-time is minimized
  • Perform and document mass spectrometer calibrations
  • Co-ordinate preventative maintenance of mass spectrometers and liquid chromatography systems by observing the maintenance schedule
  • Train new and existing employees in proper instrumentation use and assist the lab personal in performing challenging work
  • Work in accordance with GLP and site requirements
  • Evaluation of new equipment

Our requirements

  • Master’s or Bachelor's degree or equivalent in science related field (chemistry, biochemistry or a related subject) or lab technician with 3 – 5 year work experience
  • 3-5 years of Mass Spectrometry and/or HPLC experience required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and at least good skills in German
  • Excellent IT skills; Experience with SCIEX Analyst software is an advantage
  • Strong ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • High degree of self-motivation, commitment, reliability and flexibility to provide superior service for our clients
  • Previous experience as a Service Engineer in the field of LC-MS is an advantage

Our offer

  • Responsible role within a dynamic team
  • Comprehensive training into your role and responsibilities
  • Opportunity to work on a variety of challenging projects in a state-of-the-art equipped laboratory

Do you have any questions? Do not hesitate to contact our HR Manager Iris Rüttimann by mail or phone +41 (0)43 355 76 76.

We would like to get to know you! Please send your complete application by post, email or directly on

Celerion Switzerland AG
Human Resources
Allmendstrasse 32
8320 Fehraltorf

Published: 18.03.2020

Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is an internationally networked aquatic research institute within the ETH Domain (Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology). Eawag conducts research, education and expert consulting to achieve the dual goals of meeting direct human needs for water and maintaining the function and integrity of aquatic ecosystems.

The Departments of Aquatic Ecology (Eco) and Environmental Toxicology (Utox) invite applications for a

Postdoctoral fellow to work on the impact of warming and resource limitation on phytoplankton metabolism

A Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Anita Narwani, Ph.D. in the Department of Aquatic Ecology, to lead an Eawag-funded project focused on understanding how temperature and resource limitation affect phytoplankton metabolism, and how these effects scale up to higher-level biological processes. The period of appointment is 2 years, the preferred starting date is May 2020 (negotiable).

The aim of this project is to determine the degree to which the impact of warming on phytoplankton metabolism and growth depends on environmental resource availability. The researcher will determine whether temperature sensitivities of different metabolic processes, and their resource requirements, scale up to affect population-level properties. How does temperature influence different sub-cellular processes? Can we identify general rules about how particular metabolic pathways and their respective resource requirements are sensitive to temperature? Are these sensitivities conserved across the tree of life, or is there variation among
clades or genotypes?

The postdoctoral fellow will run highly controlled laboratory experiments with multiple strains and species of phytoplankton, where numerous physiological and metabolomic measurements will be made under gradients of temperature and resource limitation. We provide substantial technical support and expertise for this position in terms of experimental setup, physiological endpoint measurements, mass spectrometry, metabolomics and bioinformatics.

Desired qualifications include:

  • a PhD in biology or related field
  • a good knowledge of ecology and evolution, with a particular interest in metabolic and/or stoichiometric
  • ecology
  • experience running highly controlled and replicated lab experiments with phytoplankton or other microbes
  • demonstrated experience performing detail-oriented lab protocols
  • enthusiasm for team work
  • quantitative data analysis skills, including proficiency in R or similar platforms
  • demonstrated ability to communicate science in peer-reviewed publications and conferences. Excellent written and spoken English is required

Eawag offers a unique research and working environment and is committed to promoting equal opportunities for women and men and to support the compatibility of family and work. Applications from women are especially welcome. For more information about Eawag and our work conditions please consult and

Applications must be submitted by 10 March 2020 and should include a motivation letter describing your interests and their relevance to this position, a CV, a list of publications, the names and contact information for three references and copies of academic qualifications.

For further information, please contact Dr. Anita Narwani (anita(dot)narwani(at)eawag(dot)ch) or Dr. Marc Suter (marc(dot)suter(at)eawag(dot)ch).

We look forward to receiving your application. Please send it through the webpage, any other way of applying will not be considered. A click on the link below will take you directly to the application form.

Published: 18.03.2020

Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is an internationally networked aquatic research institute within the ETH Domain (Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology). Eawag conducts research, education and expert consulting to achieve the dual goals of meeting direct human needs for water and maintaining the function and integrity of aquatic ecosystems.

To strengthen our research efforts toward a mechanistic understanding of the complex interactions of environmental stressors with aquatic organisms, the Department of Environmental Toxicology (Utox) invites applications for a

Group Leader Position in Bioanalytics

We are seeking applications from excellent scientists with a strong record of accomplishment to establish an innovative, independent research program with a clear vision to advance bioanalytics in aquatic toxicology.

To establish a group with high international visibility, the candidate should have:

  • detailed knowledge and a research portfolio in mass spectrometry-based analytical sciences, including but not limited to proteomics or metabolomics;
  • strong interests in a mechanistic understanding of molecular processes and adverse outcomes in organisms/cells;
  • a passion to collaborate in multidisciplinary research teams with the aim to improve our understanding of aquatic ecosystems at various levels of biological organization and to develop and maintain a research network with external partners;
  • a motivation to participate in applied research with links to practice including engagement with relevant stakeholders.

Candidates with a solid background in mass spectrometry-based analytics of biomolecules are invited to apply (PhD in analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry-based molecular biology, or in environmental sciences with emphasis on analytical sciences). The successful candidate is expected to acquire third party funding, with the support of the Department, recruit PhD and Master’s students, and contribute to Eawag’s mandate in teaching and expert consulting. Excellent communication in English and teamwork skills are essential. This position is tenure track - successful conclusion of the tenure track will lead to a permanent group leader position at Eawag.

The Department of Environmental Toxicology offers an exciting and stimulating research environment and excellent opportunities for collaborative research. The group leader position is embedded in Eawag’s on-going (bio)analytical activities and offers world-class infrastructure and facilities.

Eawag offers a unique research environment and is committed to promote equal opportunities for women and men and to support the compatibility of family and work. For more information about Eawag and our working conditions please consult and Applications from women are especially welcome.

Applications should be submitted by 29th of February 2020 and should include a cover letter, a research statement (2-5 pages) describing your interests and their relevance to this position, a CV and list of publications, and the names and contact information for three references.

For further information, please contact Prof Kristin Schirmer.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please send it through this webpage, any other way of applying will not be considered. A click on the link below will take you directly to the application form.

Published: 18.03.2020

Senior Scientist Position – “NutriExhalomics”

We seek to fill a senior scientist position in the framework of a 6-year project in the areas of on-line exhaled breath analysis and nutrition. This position is intended to provide opportunities for independent research and can develop into a habilitation. The primary scientific aim of NutriExhalomics is to apply metabolomics technologies for the quantification and identification of metabolites derived from nutrition and present in exhaled breath. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with Agroscope, the national Center of Excellence for research in agriculture and the food sector. Participation in teaching in the Analytical Chemistry curriculum at ETH Zurich, as well as the acquisition of own research funds are expected.

Prerequisites: Ph.D. in Chemistry or related area; very strong background in analytical chemistry or nutritional science; experience with modern mass spectrometry is an advantage. Willingness to take responsibility for larger projects and training of students (Ph.D., M.Sc., and undergraduates). For further information see –> Ambient Mass Spectrometry. Starting date in 2020 upon mutual agreement. Applications with CV, publication list, and 2 letters of recommendation directly to Prof. Renato Zenobi (by January 31, 2020 for a starting date mid 2020). Later applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Prof. Renato Zenobi
Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences
ETH Zürich, HCI E 329

email: zenobi(at)org(dot)chem(dot)ethz(dot)ch

Tel: +41-44-632 4376 / FAX: +41-44-632 1292

Published: 16.12.2019

POST-DOC POSITION, INRA Montpellier, France (30 months)

Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry of grape and cocoa complex polyphenols

INRA, UMR Sciences pour l’œnologie (SPO), Polyphenol Facility Analysis, 2 place Pierre Viala, 34060 Montpellier, France

Dr. Véronique Cheynier (veronique(dot)cheynier(at)inra(dot)fr, +33 499 61 22 98)

Dr. Nicolas Sommerer (nicolas(dot)sommerer(at)inra(dot)fr, +33 499 61 25 84)


Hosted by the Polyphenol Analysis Facility the project will focus on the characterisation of complex polyphenol isomers in food matrices. An in-house IMS database will be first implemented. Then, semi-targeted metabolomic methods will be developed to characterize the evolution of polyphenol isomers (quality markers) during the transformation of grape into wine and cocoa into chocolate.

The candidate will have a large access to a Bruker TimsTOF mass spectrometer, coupled to a Waters Acquity UPLC system. If needed, a latest generation Orbitrap high resolution Mass Spectrometer will be available to generate high resolution spectra.

Personnal background

Doctorate in natural polymer chemistry, analytical chemistry, food science, biochemistry

Good knowledge and practical experience in analytical chemistry, LC-MS and, ideally, in ion mobility spectrometry.

Knowledge and critical use of chemometrics methods for « omics » sciences

Polyphenol chemistry and metabolomics experiences would be an advantage.

Previous post-doctoral experience is not required but will be considered.

An excellent and demonstrated team-project scientist soft skill is mandatory.


Gross salary around 2370€/month, that may be slightly increased, if significant post-doctoral experience is demonstrated.

The position is available immediately, to begin in January or February 2020.


Close to the Mediterranean Sea, in sunny Southern France, Montpellier offers dynamic living conditions with its universities, research centres, historical core and multicultural population.


Before December 8th, send a CV, a cover letter in which you may expose selected previous achievements and outline how this post-doc will contribute to your professional development. Please provide name and email of 2-3 references.

Please name your pdf files as follows: Firstname-LASTNAME_CV  /  Firstname-LASTNAME_cover and send to nicolas(dot)sommerer(at)inra(dot)fr

Published: 27.11.2019

LCMS Application Specialist

Waters Division

Locations: CH-Basel/CH-AG-Baden-Daettwil


Waters, the world's leading specialty measurement company that cares about inclusion and diversity is seeking for a LCMS Application Specialist to support the very successful growth of our businesses across LCMS Application Specialist. Waters deliver benefits through innovation and people that enable customer success in the life, materials and food sciences. People create the Waters difference. By engaging with our talented and diverse workforce we continuously evolve, develop and improve our products. We believe in delivering innovative technology and system solutions to our valued customers to enable their success.

This position is an exciting opportunity for a scientist who is looking to expand his/her career by applying technical skills as a member of the dynamic Waters Swiss Support and Sales organization.

Working within the Swiss application team the successful candidate will play a significant role in supporting the HPLC, UPLC and LC/MS instrument sales opportunities to make our customers successful with hands on LC and LC/MS analyses. Day to day activities will include customer support by analyzing samples, showcasing state of the art LC and LC/MS instrumentation and software to customers, interacting closely with the sales and service organization.

The ideal candidate combines excellent scientific skills with strong commercial business acumen, and the desire to contribute to the customers’ success by helping them choose the best system solution from Waters product portfolio to address the customers’ analytical challenges.


  • Work closely with the sales operations to provide credible and impartial consultancy and technical support in a fast paced pre- and post-sales environment. Collaborate with them in identifying the customer’s requirements, primarily in the field of Pharmaceutical, Food & Environmental, Clinical applications, and design analysis that showcase the superior capabilities of Waters product portfolio in line with the customers’ goals.
  • Perform instrument demonstrations and provide expert advice to customers during the sales process, focusing on how Waters system solutions will address and benefit the customer’s needs. Ensure that the equipment, analysis and customer demonstrations are properly prepared, in order to guarantee the highest level of customer experience in a timely manner.
  • Perform training as well as application support to customers after the instrument has been installed, both face to face and remotely.
  • Effectively manage own planning, customer calls and administration ensuring you optimize your time and delivery against the metrics set within the business.
  • The role may require overnight stays to facilitate support of customer environments and specific customer projects that fall outside of normal working hours.
  • Working effectively across the matrix structure of the business and within the Regional Customer Success Team.



  • A Master or PhD degree in a Life Science area (Chemistry, Pharmacy...)


  • Experience with the development of HPLC, UPLC and LC/MS methodology and the use/operation of MassLynx and Empower Software is a plus.


  • Demonstrates a “can do” attitude and presents themselves as an “ambassador” of Waters in the most professional way.
  • A good communicator with a high level of customer focus, who enjoys personal interaction and relationship building.
  • A methodical approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to work under pressure against tight deadlines.


  • This role involves travel related with onsite visits in support of sales activities and customer training.

Company Description

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials and food sciences for 60 years. With approximately 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.

Waters Corporation's businesses include Waters, TA Instruments, VICAM, ERA, and Nonlinear Dynamics.

Waters creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry systems, laboratory informatics solutions, and comprehensive service programs to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.


Published: 22.11.2019

Laborant(in) QC

Vakanz:        Vollzeit, Festanstellung
Standort:       Visp, Wallis (CH)

Lonza ist heute ein weltweit führendes Unternehmen im Bereich Life Sciences mit mehr als 100 Produktionsstandorten und Niederlassungen sowie rund 15‘000 Vollzeitmitarbeitenden weltweit. Wir sind in der Wissenschaft tätig, jedoch gibt es keine Zauberformel dafür, wie wir die Arbeit angehen. Unsere wichtigste wissenschaftliche Lösung sind talentierte Mitarbeitende, die zusammen arbeiten und Ideen entwickeln, die anderen Unternehmen helfen, Menschen zu helfen. Im Gegenzug steuern unsere Mitarbeitenden ihre Karriere selbstständig. Denn ihre Ideen, ob gross und klein, verbessern die Welt. Und das ist die Art von Arbeit, an der wir Teil haben möchten.

Als Mitglied der „QC Analytical Services“ ihre Haupttätigkeit die Routineanalytik unter Anwendung eines breiten Spektrums von analytischen Methoden. Wir bieten Ihnen anspruchsvolle Aufgaben und spannende Tätigkeiten mit Entwicklungspotenzial in einer abwechslungsreichen Umgebung.

Ihre Aufgaben:

Als engagiertes Mitglied unseres Teams Massenspektrometrie sind sie für folgende Aufgaben verantwortlich:

  • Messung von Routineproben mittels HPLC-MS und GC-MS, wie z.B. Identitätsbestimmung und Quantifizierung von kleinen Molekülen und Proteinen
  • Geräteverantwortung
  • Mitwirkung und Unterstützung bei der Methodenentwicklung und Validierung von HPLC-MS und GC-MS Methoden nach ISO und GMP
  • Bearbeiten von qualitätsrelevanten Dokumenten (Protokolle, Berichte, usw.)
  • Untersuchen von Abweichungen und unerwarteten Resultaten

Ihr Augenmerk liegt bei ihrer Tätigkeit auf der sicheren und qualitätskonformen Bearbeitung der zugewiesenen Aufträge. Dabei arbeiten sie innerhalb der Gruppe eng mit den Labor- und Projektleitern zusammen.

Ihre Qualifikationen:

  • Sie haben eine passende Berufslehre (Biologie- oder Chemielaborant/in) abgeschlossen oder eine vergleichbare Qualifikation (z.B. Bachelor mit Fachrichtung Chemie / Biologie / Biotechnologie), oder Sie haben als Mitarbeitender in einem Chemieumfeld mehrjährige QC-Laborerfahrung
  • Berufserfahrungen im analytischen Bereich, vorzugsweise mit HPLC und GC sind von Vorteil
  • Sie haben schon grundlegende Erfahrungen im GMP-Umfeld, bevorzugt in einem analytischen Labor, gesammelt.
  • Vertrautheit mit der Arbeit innerhalb eines Qualitätssicherungssystems
  • Es macht Ihnen Spass, sich auf die wechselnden Herausforderungen der Projekte einzulassen und Ihre Umsetzung im Labor flexibel, eigenverantwortlich und sorgfältig anzugehen
  • Eine flexible Persönlichkeit, Eigeninitiative, Lern- und Einsatzbereitschaft runden Ihr Profil ab
  • Freude an der Arbeit im Team und die Bereitschaft Arbeit für das Team zu erledigen

Menschen werden Teil der Lonza, um herausfordernde und komplexe Problemstellungen durch kreative und innovative Ansätze im Bereich Life Sciences zu lösen. Im Gegenzug bieten wir die Zufriedenheit, die mit der Verbesserung des Lebens auf der ganzen Welt einhergeht. Die Zufriedenheit, die damit einhergeht, einen sinnvollen Unterschied zu machen.

Sind Sie interessiert?

Weitere Informationen zu der offenen Stelle als auch ein Online-Bewerbungsformular finden Sie unter Für einen ersten Kontakt steht Ihnen Sarah Huber (Tel. +41 6131 62050 Email: sarah.huber(at) gerne zur Verfügung.

Published: 12.10.2019

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