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Application Specialist LC-MS for Proteomics (m/f)

 

with an excellent knowledge in Proteomics workflows based on mass spectrometry coupled to nano and regular flow liquid chromatography and related software provided by Thermo Fisher Scientific (Orbitrap technology)


Responsibilities:

  • Providing application and instrument oriented support/training in a post-sales situation to the customer on-site and off-site;
  • Providing technical support on-site and off-site to customers and collaborators;
  • Close collaboration with sales representatives;
  • Developing best practices that result into sales successes;
  • Providing VOC information and market intelligence to the responsible manager;
  • Attending conferences and other events in support of marketing activities to present scientific or technical posters and orals and in support of sales activities;
  • Close collaboration with other support specialists both locally and within the EMEA Team;
  • Close collaboration with service engineers to resolve customer issues and to support customer needs;
  • Qualifying, preparing and conducting a customer instrument demonstration request in a pre-sales situation together with sales representatives.


Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or similar;
  • Excellent relevant technical/analytical LC-MS knowledge for all large molecule applications;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Good self-organizational skills with a high level of motivation;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills;
  • Driving License;
  • Willingness to travel within the DACH region (predominantly Switzerland) up to 75%;
  • Additional Language skills are a positive asset.


Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • Extensive knowledge, skills and hands-on experience in liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry solutions from Thermo Fisher Scientific;
  • Strong customer focus skills;
  • The ability to work on own initiative and to meet deadlines and targets;
  • Must be flexible and prepared to undertake tasks as required;
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral;
  • A good level of interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Excellent fluency in English.


We offer:

  • Remote position, for a limited period of time (6 months) as a maternity leave cover;
  • Employment with an innovative, future-oriented organization;
  • Outstanding career and development prospects;
  • Exciting company culture which stands for integrity, intensity, involvement and innovation. 

Direct link:
https://jobs.thermofisher.com/ShowJob/Id/479169/Application-Specialist-LC-MS-for-Proteomics/

Published: 11.01.2019


Manager/Senior Scientist I in Mass Spectrometry

Functional Goal: Part of the Mass Spectrometry & Process Analytics team. Direct report to the Senior Manager.

Position in Fresenius Kabi: SWISSBIOSIM /RDMS / Analytical & Pharmaceutical Development / Physicochemical Analytics / Mass Spectrometry & Process Analytics

Main Tasks:

  • Operate a Mass Spectrometry Facility in the area of biosimilars development
  • Responsible for all aspects of method development, method qualification, sample preparation, chromatography, data acquisition, data analysis and data interpretation using separations, mass spectrometry and software platforms
  • Responsibilities also include mass spectrometer maintenance, method improvements, providing project support, effectively communicating project progress, writing and update of operating procedures, authoring of analytical reports and maintaining, updating and troubleshooting of LC/MS-(MS) instrumentation
  • Involvement in the planning of experiments and delivery of results according to budget and project timelines
  • Data generated in the MS lab will support decision making, similarity/comparability assessments and regulatory interactions up to dossier submission (scientific advice meetings, IND/IMPD, MAA/BLA)

Other Tasks:

  • Build strong relationships and a collaborative network with the cell Sciences and USP/DSP development groups.
  • Ensure that the Biosimilars “mindset” is communicated and adhered to by dedicated resources.

qualification profile:

EDUCATION
Bachelor or Master degree in analytical biochemistry or equivalent studies

WORK EXPERIENCE
At least, five years' relevant experience in mass spectrometry in the pharma or biotech industry

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES & SKILLS

  • Strong background in protein/mAb analytics
  • Experience is preferred with experimental approaches that include, but are not limited to, amino acid sequence determination, intact mass analysis, mapping and quantification of post-translational modifications, glycan mapping, disulfide bonding pattern, fragmentation analysis and identification/quantification of protein contaminants (e.g. HCP)
  • Knowledge of automation and liquid handling would be a plus
  • Ability to work accurately, with attention to detail, in a highly organized manner
  • Team worker and ability to maintain a highly motivating working atmosphere
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proactive, flexible, open-minded, willing-to-learn and sharing attitude

LANGUAGES
Fluency in English essential, both oral and written; French would be an asset

Published: 18.12.2018


Specialist / Scientist Process Analytics (m/f) 

Fresenius Kabi is a global healthcare company that specializes in lifesaving medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition.

With our corporate philosophy of “caring for life”, we are committed to putting essential medicines and technologies in the hands of people who help patients and to finding the best answers to the challenges they face.

In the field of biosimilars, we develop products with a focus on autoimmune diseases and oncology. Fresenius Kabi SwissBioSim GmbH is specialized in biosimilar medicines and consists of an experienced team of employees located in the Geneva region of Switzerland. As in all our ranges, Fresenius Kabi is committed to provide high-quality and affordable products for the therapy and care of critically and chronically ill patients.

Your assignments

  • Operate a Process Analytics laboratory in support of biosimilars development
  • Be responsible for all aspects of method development, sample preparation, data acquisition, data analysis, and data interpretation using software platforms
  • Further involve in training of operators, robot’s maintenance, method improvements, providing project support, effectively communicating project progress, writing and updating of operating procedures, authoring of analytical reports, and maintaining, updating and troubleshooting instrumentation
  • Contribute in the planning of experiments and delivery of results according to budget and project timelines

Your profile

  • University degree in analytical biochemistry or related field of study or equivalent profound experience in process analytics after technical certifications
  • Relevant work experience in process analytics in the pharma or biotech industry
  • Strong background in automation and liquid handling (AssayMap BRAVO, PhyneXus) and relevant experience in protein/mAb analytics
  • Experience with experiments such as protein A purification, glycan mapping, low/high molecular species analysis, and charge variant profiling preferred
  • Knowledge of mass spectrometry and scripts programming would be assets
  • Ability to work accurately, with attention to detail, in a highly organized manner
  • Team worker and maintaining a highly motivating working atmosphere
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proactive, flexible, open-minded, willing-to-learn and sharing attitude
  • Fluency in English; German and/or French would be beneficial

Note: Please send your application online or by mail to the Human Resources Department in Oberursel, Aylin Wölki. For a significant screening of your application documents we require your current CV.

Please note that this position is located in Eysins (CH).

 

Published: 18.12.2018


The Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Stuttgart (Director Prof. Dr. M. Schwab) is operated by the Robert Bosch Foundation. Since its foundation in 1973, the institute has emerged as Germany's largest and most renowned scientific research unit in the field of clinical pharmacology. Main research activities concentrate on the influence of genetic and non-genetic factors on variability of drug efficacy and their contributions to disease development.

Activities and responsibilities

Currently, we are looking for a

PhD student (m/f) – MS-based metabolomics 

for the second relaunch of a graduate program focusing on “Membrane-associated Drug Targets in Personalized Cancer Medicine”. The PhD project will focus on the establishment of stable isotope-resolved metabolomics as test system to identify potential new drug targets and/or biomarkers in cancer therapy. 

Your tasks include:

  • Establishment and characterization of cancer cell lines using a broad range of molecular and cell biological techniques including RT-PCR, immunoblotting, cell proliferation assays and flux measurements   
  • Support the establishment and characterization of a mouse tumor xenograft model
  • Set-up of a mass spectrometry-based stable isotope-labeling workflow for the assessment of pathway alterations
  • Evaluation and establishment of data analysis tools for preprocessing and statistical analysis of mass spectrometric data derived from stable isotope-labeling experiments
  • Capacity and enthusiasm to undertake the training activities of a graduate program supported by the Interfaculty Centre for Pharmacogenomics and Pharma Research (ICEPHA). For further information please also visit our website at https://www.icepha.de/

Qualification profile

Your qualifications:

  • Master degree (M.Sc.) in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular medicine, pharmaceutical sciences or a related discipline
  • Experience and solid background in analytical chemistry including mass spectrometry
  • Preliminary experience in cell culture techniques and statistical analysis of mass spectrometric data would be beneficial
  • Interest in oncology and personalized medicine
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills

Benefits

We offer:

  • The opportunity to work in an interactive team providing support and mentoring
  • State-of-the-art equipment and technologies for a wide range of different applications (genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics) and expert knowledge within the different core facilities at the institute
  • Participation in the PhD program of the ICEPHA
  • The opportunity to communicate scientific results at international conferences and to participate in workshops
  • A unique feature of the educational program is the co-supervision of each PhD student by a team of investigators, which contribute with their unique expertise to the progress of the projects
  • An initial contract for 3 years and flexible starting date (earliest starting date at January 1st, 2019)

Send application to

For further information please contact Dr. Mathias Haag (phone 0711-8101-5429) or Dr. Ute Hofmann (phone 0711-8101-5907).

Please send your application including a CV, cover letter, and certificates via email to: mathias(dot)haag(at)ikp-stuttgart(dot)de and ute(dot)hofmann(at)ikp-stuttgart(dot)de

or by post to:

Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch-Institut für Klinische Pharmakologie
Frau Dr. Hofmann and Herr Dr. Haag
Auerbachstrasse 112
70376 Stuttgart

www.ikp-stuttgart.de

Published: 18.12.2018


 

Ph.D. student position at ETH Zurich

We seek to fill a Ph.D. student position in our research group in early 2019. The Ph.D. student will take part in a collaborative project on exhaled breath analysis using ambient mass spectrometry. The project combines aspects of biomarker identification using advanced mass spectrometric, chromatographic and statistical tools, some instrumentation, and work with patients from the University Hospital Zurich.

State-of-the-art mass spectrometry and LC-MS instrumentation is available in our group, and world-class departmental facilities (mechanical and electronic workshops, library services, computing facilities, etc.) are accessible at ETH.

Prerequisites: M.Sc. degree, Diploma or equivalent in Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry or related area, strong interest in the application of modern instrumentation. Excellent command of German is necessary for this position. Further information see:

Starting date: as early as March 1, 2019, or upon mutual agreement


Applications with CV/publication list/transcripts & grades received, and 2 letters of
recommendation to Prof. Renato Zenobi

Prof. Renato Zenobi
Department of Chemistry and
Applied Biosciences
ETH Zürich, HCI E 329
CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland

Tel: +41-44 632 4376
Fax: +41-44 632 1292
email: zenobi(at)org(dot)chem(dot)ethz(dot)ch

Published: 18.12.2018


Ph.D. Student Position in Mass Spectrometry


We seek to fill a Ph.D. student position in our research group in the course of 2019. The topic of the Ph.D. thesis will be in one of the following areas:

  1. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry, assisted by high-mass detection and chemical cross-linking to investigate large proteins and multi-protein complexes, in particular membrane-bound proteins and protein complexes.
  2. Application of native electrospray ionization (ESI) mass spectrometry to study noncovalent interactions, especially of complex biomolecular systems with cofactors and multiple ligand binding sites. We work mostly with ESI-MS titration and competition methods, and with temperature programmed ESI.

Prerequisites: M.Sc. degree, Diploma or equivalent in Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry or related area, strong interest in the development and application of modern instrumentation and analytical methods. Further information see http://www.zenobi.ethz.ch/.

Starting date: April 1, 2019 (position is available immediately), or upon mutual agreement.

Applications with CV/publication list/transcripts & grades received, and 2 letters of
recommendation to Prof. Renato Zenobi

Prof. Renato Zenobi
Department of Chemistry and
Applied Biosciences
ETH Zürich, HCI E 329
CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland

Tel: +41-44 632 4376
Fax: +41-44 632 1292
email: zenobi(at)org(dot)chem(dot)ethz(dot)ch

Published: 18.12.2018


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