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Mass Spectrometry Specialist  (1704350) - Syngenta

Date Posted: 22/09/18
End date for submission of applications: 19/12/18 

Job Description:

About Syngenta:
Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources more sustainably. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown.   We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

About this role:
To provide expertise in solving demanding structural challenges and delivering innovative technical solutions that enable Product Metabolism and Analytical Sciences (PMAS) to build an understanding of the metabolism of chemicals.

  • Design and implement targeted analytical methodology to suit the needs of current projects.
  • Provide advice on, and interpret MS data of metabolites of our active ingredients
  • Advise on, and perform, appropriate follow-up analytical experiments required to answer structural challenges
  • Integrate data from multiple sources, and advise users of its implications
  • Participate in PMAS project teams & interpret results for use by project teams
  • Independently provide expert technical assistance to external suppliers, where appropriate, to facilitate transfer of technical know-how
  • Work flexibly within the team to maintain instruments, propose and implement improvements to optimise the capability and capacity of our systems
  • Maintain compliance with Syngenta HSE requirements


  • Qualification or work experience to degree level in chemistry or another relevant degree
  • Strong theoretical understanding of MS of small molecules and ideally practical experience optimising instrumental performance in an industrial or postgraduate environment
  • Established knowledge of the acquisition and interpretation of MS data
  • An understanding of chemical structures is essential and a grasp of synthetic chemistry mechanisms would be advantageous

Desirable experience

  • Industrial or postgraduate experience in the application of mass spectrometry to the determination of small molecule chemical structures
  • A proven record of achievement in delivering customer-focused solutions to agreed timescales

Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities

  • Strong desire and ability to learn/develop new skills and maintain current awareness of spectroscopic science
  • Capability to acquire and interpret mass spectrometry data of challenging small molecules
  • Ability to work as part of a team to integrate data from multiple sources to solve demanding structural challenges
  • Ability to prioritise between different work demands

Syngenta will offer:

  • Campus environment
  • Competitive benefits package
  • 31.5 days holiday
  • The opportunity to work with and learn from highly qualified and experienced employees

Apply online here

Contact Details:

Michelle Oakley
Lead Recruiter Recruitment Operations
Tel: 01344 414450
Mob: 07833 402785

Principal / Senior Bioanalytical Scientist - Pharmidex

Date Posted: 26/08/18
End date for submission of applications: 30/09/18 

Job Description:

Principal / Senior Bioanalytical Scientist
Expansion of the bioanalytical capability at Pharmidex means that we have a vacancy for a Bioanalytical Scientist based at our new laboratory in North London (Harrow) or Hertfordshire. This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding team to start or further develop your career in bioanalysis supporting studies in drug discovery and development.

Key Responsibilities:
The role is laboratory – based, where primarily you will be involved in preparing and analysing biological fluid and tissue samples using liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry (LC-MS).  You will be or are expected to become proficient in the entire process, including method development and data review and reporting. Dependent upon experience there may be scope for involvement with client liaison activities. Your responsibilities will also help to ensure the laboratory is maintained as a safe and efficient workplace

Your background:

  • You should have as a minimum a first degree in Chemistry, or with Chemistry as a significant component.
  • Experience of working in a bioanalytical laboratory would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • You should be able to demonstrate a real interest in and enthusiasm for a career in analytical science.
  • You should be able to demonstrate a real interest in and enthusiasm for a career in analytical science.
  • You will have developed good skills in communication and teamwork.
  • You must be willing and able to learn quickly and work adaptably with close attention to detail.

The position is full-time and permanent. Hours of work are 37.5 per week. Annual holiday entitlement is 25 days a year plus Public Holidays. The company operates a contributory pension scheme, life assurance and a flexible benefits package.

If you would like to be considered for this role please send your CV to



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