Senior Scientist, Mass Spectrometry

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 04/09/2021 Job Category: Pharma / Biotech Job Number: 2405

Job Description

Mass Spectrometry Senior Scientist
Industry: Biotech
Status: Full-Time Employee
Location: San Francisco Bay Area


  • You will lead projects in analytical method development and optimization. 
  • You will be responsible for mass spectrometry instrumentation operation, troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • You will train and supervise new analysts in glycoproteomics mass spectrometry workflows.
  • You will manage multiple projects within timelines according to high scientific and ethical standards.


  • You will be part of a company startup operating in a very promising greenfield of scientific inquiry
  • You will be invited to use your entrepreneurial spirit to push on the forefront of technology to reduce the time it takes to diagnose cancer
  • You will work alongside people who have a genuine desire to impact patient lives and contribute to the greater scientific community
  • You will have abundant opportunity to grow as a leader and be welcomed with a competitive compensation and benefits package, plus bonus structure and stock options


  • Ph.D. in biological sciences, chemistry, or analytical chemistry.
  • Experience and knowledge of the operation and maintenance of different types of mass spectrometers, especially triple-quadrupole MS (QQQ).
  • Extensive experience in targeted mass spectrometry-based proteomics/glycoproteomics.
  • Extensive knowledge of application of complex sample preparation methodologies for protein mass spectrometry workflows, implementing quantitative mass spectrometry-based strategies, in particular SRM/MRM methods.
  • Proven track record of LC-MS based method development and validation for proteomics biomarker assays.
  • Applied knowledge of/experience with MS software analysis pipelines.


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Meet Your Recruiter

Josh Flagg
Executive Recruiter - Legal

Josh joined ABA in 2019 as a legal recruiter after relocating to the Bay Area from the East Coast. He worked as a legal recruiter for close to a decade in New York City focusing on lateral placements at international law firms with a special focus on Asia markets and practices. He holds a B.A. in Communications from Fordham University. He enjoys the excitement and challenges of getting to know and understand the personality and long-term goals of his clients in order to help them find success and professional fulfillment.

In another lifetime Josh was a professional musician who toured throughout the country, wrote jingles for commercials and started an independent concert promotion company. He lives outside San Francisco with his wife and daughter.

Favorite Things to Do in the Bay Area: Camping, hiking, and exploring new restaurants

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