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Solvias is an internationally recognized provider of integrated solutions in contract analytical research, development and manufacturing. The company offers a broad spectrum of services and solutions in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medical Device, Cell&Gene Therapy and Cosmetic industries. With headquarters near Basel, Switzerland, over 500 highly qualified employees take pride in putting science at the heart of serving customers to bring safer and better products to market faster.

In order to strengthen the skills of our successful team of scientists and laboratory technicians, we are looking for a dedicated analytical chemist with profound knowledge in LC/MS analysis of small molecules.
The team will work in a GMP-regulated environment, mainly with Accurate Mass High
Resolution LC/MS systems, in the cutting-edge field of quantitative analysis of genotoxic impurities (including nitrosamines).
The position is suitable for a committed team player who wants to use and expand his skills in a diversified field of application and is willing to take on responsibility.

Chemist Accurate Mass High Resolution LC/MS

Your tasks:

  • Method development and validation in the field of LCMS quantification of small molecules such as quantitative trace analysis of nitrosamine impurities in pharmaceutical products
  • Expansion and optimization of existing techniques, e.g. in the areas of automated sample preparation, simplification of data evaluation for validations of quantitative LCMS methods
  • Knowledge and assurance of GMP-compliant documentation of the results obtained (Chromeleon 7.2, LIMS or paper)

Our requirements:

  • Experienced chemist with university/FH degree (Master), possibly with doctorate, with very good knowledge in instrumental analysis
  • Reliable and precise, as required in a GMP-regulated environment
  • Professional experience in a GMP-regulated environment as well as management experience is an advantage
  • Experience with LC/MS data evaluation in a CDS, ideally Chromeleon 7.2, desirable
  • Very good knowledge of German and English (spoken and written) is required

Our employees are very close to our hearts. Each individual can make a difference and develop both professionally and personally. Does this appeal to you? We are looking forward to receiving your online application.

Solvias AG
Römerpark 2
4303 Kaiseraugst
Tel. +41 61 845 60 00

Published: 22.09.2020

Head of the Proteomics Core Facility

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)
Lausanne, Switzerland

Your Mission:

The School of Life Sciences of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) invites applications for a position of Head of the Proteomics Core Facility (PCF). The PCF benefits from core funding to provide the local and external scientific community with a comprehensive support for the identification, characterization and quantification of proteins. The head of the platform will lead a team currently composed of 5 staff members and will manage the platform’s services using state-of-the-art equipment in mass spectrometry and protein separation.  

Main duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Manage the routine services of the PCF and establish the platform’s scientific and technological development strategies. 
  • Advise, in collaboration with the platform’s team, the PCF users on project design, technical aspects including troubleshooting strategies, data interpretation and service costs. 
  • Manage the platform’s internal research and development projects.
  • Scout for relevant new technologies in the proteomics field, and evaluate their implementation at the PCF in accordance with the needs of users. 
  • Manage budget and personnel aspects of the PCF.
  • Contribute to the preparation of grant proposals related to the acquisition of new instruments. 
  • Contribute to the preparation of users’ project proposals and research papers. 
  • Participate in the PCF’s teaching activities.
  • Foster the integration of the PCF with other core facilities.
  • Promote the PCF at the local, national and international level.


  • PhD relevant to the field of proteomics and mass spectrometry (MS). 
  • Strong background in the latest techniques of proteomics and MS-based analysis of proteins, including targeted and global quantitative methods as well as different chemical labelling approaches such as multiplexed SILAC and isobaric mass tag techniques. 
  • Good knowledge of the operation and maintenance of the MS and UPLC systems.
  • Familiarity with MS search engines and data analysis pipelines. Good understanding of proteomics-related statistical methods and their application to large datasets.
  • Interest in designing and leading innovative research and development projects using state-of-the-art MS instrumentation. 
  • Proven organizational, analytical and leadership skills with the ability to lead a team composed of scientists working as technical specialists, technicians and a bioinformatician. 
  • Ability to efficiently communicate with users of the facility and senior management of the School. 
  • Proficiency in English is a must, and French would be a plus.

We offer:

  • A dynamic and international work environment in a multidisciplinary School.
  • Possibility to lead a dynamic and diverse team of highly-skilled specialists.
  • Internationally competitive salary and benefits. 
  • EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and family friendly university. It is committed to increasing the diversity of its employees. It strongly encourages women to apply.

Start date:

January 1st, 2021 or as agreed. 

Term of employment:

Unlimited (CDI)  


For additional information please contact Prof. Bruno Correia by e-mail


Please include cover letter, curriculum vitae, synopsis of key accomplishments and names and addresses (including e-mail) of three references. Applications must be uploaded in PDF format to the recruitment web site:

Review of applications will start October 15th and will continue until the position has been filled.

Published: 16.09.2020

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 Eawag’s position as a leading research institution in trace element
biogeochemistry in natural and engineered aquatic systems, Eawag invites applications for a

Lab Facility Manager (100 %) in analytical biogeochemistry of trace elements

The lab facility manager will manage the cluster of trace element (TE) analytics within Eawag’s new Mass Spectrometry facility. Main tasks of the position will be i) being the central contact person for all users of the TE cluster, ii) providing technical and scientific advice on TE analysis, iii) training users in TE analyses, iv) managing instruments and infrastructure, v) developing and applying new analytical methods involving LCICP-MS technology and other hyphenated ICP-MS systems, vi) contributing to scientific papers and exchanging with other experts on analytical TE development, and, viii) leading and collaborating on scientific equipment proposals.

To successfully fulfil these tasks, the candidate should have:

  • A PhD degree in analytical chemistry/environmental chemistry
  • Several years of research experience (e.g., as a postdoctoral researcher and/or lab manager) and a publication record proving analytical development and application in environmental chemistry, biogeochemistry and/or aquatic chemistry
  • Hands-on experience with hyphenated ICP-MS technology and the development of LCICP-MS methods and their application in environmental sciences
  • Experience in sample pre-treatment methods (extraction, pre-concentration) and analysis of complex sample matrices
  • Experience in advanced data treatment (e.g., peak fitting, multivariate statistics)
  • Experience in student training and/or supervision
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with organic analytical techniques is an additional asset

The candidate’s application must include:

  • A motivation letter
  • A description of the candidate’s experience in analytical biogeochemistry of trace elements
  • A statement of future (5-10 years horizon) interests for development of analytical trace element methods
  • A curriculum vitae including a list of publications, information on experience with supervision of students and/or other teaching/mentoring activities
  • Names and contact information of at least three academic references

Eawag and its planned Mass Spectrometry Facility offer world class infra-structure and a stimulating research environment. The trace element cluster facility manager is the prime contact person for all Eawag Departments that have research questions involving biogeochemical analyses of trace elements. The position is embedded in the Inorganic Environmental Geochemistry group of Prof. Lenny Winkel, which is based both at Eawag and ETH Zurich, and Eawag’s department of Water Resources and Drinking Water.

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 31 October 2020. For further information, please contact Prof. Lenny Winkel.
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: 15.09.2020

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