This position is responsible for all technical aspects of the day-to-day running of mass spectrometry testing methods. Evaluates and determines the most appropriate mass spectrometry platform(s) for clinical tests, for example: ESI, APCI, LC-MS/MS, LC-TOF, MALDI-TOF, Orbitrap. Consults with medical directors concerning the needs and requirements for new clinical assays and methods. Works collaboratively to coordinate, prioritize, and direct mass spectrometry R&D projects and resource allocation. Directs R&D staff in the technical and logistical development, validation, and operation of new tests and assay improvements.
- PhD in chemistry or related discipline.
- Experience developing mass spectrometry assays for small molecules including exogenous and endogenous compounds.
- Experience with or knowledge of clinical laboratory standards regarding assay validation of laboratory developed tests.
- Experience with a variety of sample preparation methods.
- Exposure to multiple vendor platforms including Thermo, Waters, Sciex and Agilent.
Physical and other requirements:
- Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
- Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
- Mobility: The person in this position needs to occasionally move between work sites and inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
- Communicate: Frequently communicate with others.
- PPE: Biohazard laboratory environment that requires use of personal protective equipment in accordance with CDC and OSHA regulations and company policies.
- ARUP Policies and Procedures: To conduct self in compliance with all ARUP Policies and Procedures.
- Authorized to Work: Must be a citizen of the United States or authorized to work in the United States.
- Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
- Fine Motor Control: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
- Vision: Having close, far, and peripheral visual acuity to perform a variety of tasks such as make general observations of depth and distance.
- English: Ability to speak, read, and comprehend the English language.
- Continual Education: Continual assessment of current literature and best practices.