Research and develop novel sample preparation approaches for quantifying and characterizing small molecules in foods, crops and biofluids
Be a lead investigator for the evaluation of prototype sample preparation materials and devices
Contribute to interdisciplinary research efforts by offering a detailed understanding of applications and method development. Provide feedback to other teams through hypothesis-driven proposals to improve upon state-of-the-art sample preparation technologies and assist engineering and material science groups on design of experiments and new prototypes.
Design and execute test strategies, prepare reports and provide internal presentations to summarize scientific findings
Operate and maintain LC and LC/MS systems and general lab equipment while creating and maintaining records of test related activities
Protect newly developed intellectual property by assisting in the preparation of invention disclosures and patent applications
Lead and carry out product development activities to ensure that new products are appropriately designed for their intended use
Workwith marketing colleagues and other technical groups across Waters to define and successfully commercialize new products and to showcase them through publications and collaborations with thought leaders from academia and industry
Attend and present at conferences and keep abreast of literature tosupport product commercialization, aid in customer education, and identify emerging applications, methods and customer needs
Bachelor’s Degree in analytical chemistry or related discipline with 10+ years’ experience in developing sample preparation methods for the LC/MS analysis of small molecules, or Master’s Degree in analytical chemistry or related discipline with 5+ years’ experience or PhD in analytical chemistry or related discipline with 0-3+ years’ experience.
Inventiveness and a keen interest in science
Experience in developing sample preparation techniques for assaying small molecules in foods, crops and/or biofluids using LC/MS
Well-developed oral and written communication skills
Proven track record of analyzing ability and learning agility
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability towork in a team environment.
Demonstrated leadership in a team setting
Proficiency in various types of sample preparation techniques, including solid phase extraction
Experience in sample preparation method development and troubleshooting
Proficiency in LC/MS of small molecules
Demonstrated ability to publish scientific results in peer-reviewed journals and to give presentations at leading conferences
An understanding of food and/or pharmaceutical testing is preferred