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Principal Scientist – Mass Spectrometry Research and Development - Canada  

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Posted on : 06 April 2017

Project Description


Job Description : 
  • Our company  is a global technology leader driving growth and initiative. 
  • Our company’s comprehensive portfolio of technologies helps life sciences researchers better understand diseases and develop treatments. 
  • Our company accelerates scientists’ ability to detect, monitor and manage contaminants and toxic chemicals impacting our environment and food supply. 
  • Each year, our detection solutions are used for inorganic and organic analysis to test approximately 2.25 billion air, water and soil samples, - reducing the risk of contaminants.
  • Our company is  a global leader in technology is searching for an experienced R&D scientist to help drive innovative solutions in our rapidly expanding Mass Spectrometry group. 
  • The individual will become a key member of a group of senior  scientists and liaise closely with other scientists at our company’s partners and collaborators. 
  • This position reports into company’s Global R&D organization. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities   
  • Initiate, direct, and execute scientific research with an emphasis on developing next generation technology, trade secrets, and intellectual property. 
  • Act as a scientific expert/consultant during product development including implementation and process confirmation phases, assisting in thorough conceptualization and overall design and testing of new products. 
  • Design and drive the execution of feasibility, verification and validation studies for the proposed mass spectrometry products according to design control procedures. 
  • Influence the scientific community and market via patents, publications, and conference presentations. 
  • Provide research project planning and time estimates. 
  • Evaluate competitive products and new technologies from research institutions, aiming to enhance future products. 
  • Work with manufacturing and service personnel to design for quality, manufacturability, and serviceability of products. 
  • Demonstrate independent and creative scientific thinking, ability in solving complex problems, and resilience to setbacks and changes. 
  • Experience and ability to lead and coordinate multiple collaborative projects in a cross-functional program team environment.  

 

 Minimum Education and Experience Requirements   
  • Master’s degree in science, engineering, or related field (Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, with strong mathematics skills) required, PhD level education is strongly preferred. 
  • Knowledge of mass spectrometer theory and components is a must (such as electromagnetic fields, ionization sources, mass analyzers, RF systems, charged particle detectors and electrometers, data acquisition hardware). 
  • Experience with triple quadrupole mass spectrometers is strongly preferred. 
  • Knowledge in design and development of atmospheric pressure ion sources for liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry LC-MS, gas chromatography (GC) and time-of-flight (TOF) is desirable. 
  • Strong instrumentation design skills and troubleshooting ability. 
  • Ability to make independent decisions. 
  • Ability to dissect problems and projects into manageable tasks 
  • Excellent group interaction skills and negotiating skills. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Ability to plan and define research projects. 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks with different priorities. 
  • Previous successful academic or work-related experience mentoring peers preferred 
  • Proven track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.