Mass Spectrometrist



Upper Providence Township, PA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Are you energized by a highly collaborative scientific role in chemistry that allows you to impact scientific strategy and accelerate R&D delivery? If so, this role could be an ideal opportunity to explore.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Plan, design, and execute experiments using mass spectrometry (both LC-MS and GC-MS qualitative) to further the course of discovery and development projects
  • Ensure appropriate use of mass spectrometry to define control strategies for New Chemical Entities (NCEs)
  • Explore and implement innovative research areas and/or apply innovative solutions to project problems
  • Demonstrate a high level of problem-solving capability and ability to identify and troubleshoot technical or resource issues
  • Appropriate knowledge of regulatory requirements as applied to the drug development process
  • Contribute to and effectively work within matrix teams comprised of colleagues both within and across departments
  • Operational knowledge of laboratory/plant equipment
  • Contribute to regulatory dossiers and author/review reports
  • Comply with the requirements of quality, safety, and GSK policies and procedures and ensure that GSK intellectual property is protected
  • Self-motivated flexible approach with good organizational skills and ability to communicate in a scientific manner
  • Working knowledge of GxP requirements, SOPs, and policies

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD in analytical chemistry (mass spectrometry related discipline)
  • MS in chemistry or related science/chemistry field and 5+ years industry experience
  • Experience working in organic chemistry
  • Experience in structural identification of small molecules using mass spectrometry

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Advanced knowledge of high-resolution MS instrumentation and ionization modalities (e.g. QTOF, Orbitrap, MALDI, APCI, ESI, etc.)
  • Proven track record of innovation in the field of mass spectrometry supported by publications and presentations at international conferences
  • Proven track record of development of novel LC-MS and/or GC-MS methodology
  • Experience identifying metabolites/impurities/degradants using mass spectrometric techniques to provide key information for projects at all stages of pharmaceutical development (from early phase development to marketed product support)
  • Experience in analysis of biomolecules by mass spectrometry
  • Experience in developing quantitative methods using mass spectrometric techniques
  • Experience in troubleshooting MS instruments/methods
  • Experience in regulated GxP laboratory
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of spectroscopic techniques other than mass spectrometry (e.g. NMR, FTIR, Raman, XRPD, etc.)


Please visit GSK US Benefits Summary to learn more about the comprehensive benefits program GSK offers US employees.

Why Us?

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030.

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