Analytical/Mass Spectrometry Scientist

Harrogate, Yorkshire
Sep 28, 2016
Oct 26, 2016
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

We are currently recruiting for an  Analytical/Mass Spectrometry Scientist within our Metabolism department at our Harrogate site, North Yorkshire.

This skilled and experienced scientist will  provide specialist analytical and mass spectrometry support. This is a key role providing qualitative and quantitative characterisation of components in a variety of matrices from in vivo and in vitro metabolism studies.

The successful candidate will:

•Principally be involved in the extraction and LC-MS/MS analysis of samples from a number of study types using state of the art equipment (e.g. Ion Mobility and Q-ToF)

•Work alongside Study Directors, providing interpretation and scientific reports of data generated for inclusion in regulatory documents.

•Be able to develop methods, troubleshoot and provide solutions to issues as they arise.

•Be able to effectively communicate results and scientific rationale to both internal and external customers.

•Be expected to mentor and provide guidance for more junior members of staff.

•Have a flexible approach and willingness to support other colleagues in a busy environment


•Strong analytical chemistry skills with expertise in preparation and analysis of samples by LC-MS

•A sound understanding of chromatographic techniques along with experience of compound identification by mass spectrometry methods.

•Experience of working in a regulatory environment and/or knowledge of metabolism and familiarity in the use of radiolabelled compounds

•Recent experience of interpreting LC-MS data and report preparation

•High motivation and examples of strategic thinking

•Excellent communication and planning/organisation skills, allied to a strong client focus


•A strong scientific background, educated to PhD or with a relevant degree combined with at least solid experience, although this is not essential.

At Covance, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality. We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career.

There is no better time to join us!