Evotec, France

Research Associate in Mass Spectrometry

Evotec

Toulouse, France

Under the responsibility of a group leader in the “High Throughput Biology and Screening” department, you will be part of a team responsible for development and realization of Mass spec based screening (biophysics, cell-based or biochemical assays).

Missions:

Project management

  • Contribute to screening projects, from assay development to screening campaign: define, execute and/or coordinate experimental processes and data analysis.
  • Optimize and miniaturize screening assays
  • Plan and control the realization of screening campaigns in close collaboration with the group leaders.
  • Analyze and exploit experimental results in their biological context in collaboration with screening, bio-informatics and biostatistics teams.
  • Ensure compliance to the specifications agreed with the customer
  • Contribute to the elaboration and the execution of new methodologies and strategies applied to high throughput screening, in particular for mass spec based assays.

Communication and information

  • Monitor scientific and technical development in the domain of activity.
  • Prepare study reports and communicate scientific results to customers.

Quality

  • Ensure quality and reliability of scientific results.
  • Ensure good laboratory practices and health and safety instructions.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and execute screening studies according to the specifications agreed with the customer.
  • You are responsible for biological and biophysical result analysis and interpretation.
  • You are responsible for the quality and reliability of scientific results.

Knowledge and abilities

Required:
  • Strong expertise in mass spectrometry (High resolution and MS/MS)
  • Excellent background in separation technologies (SPE/RapidFire – HPLC)
  • Deep understanding of cellular biology, biochemistry (enzymology) and biophysics (affinity assay)
  • Experience in planning and monitoring scientific projects
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Meet good laboratory practices and health and safety instructions.
  • Transversal team spirit, rigor, dynamism and autonomy.
  • Good written and spoken communication in French and English.
Preferred:
  • Expertize in biophysics
  • Experience in screening projects & automation
  • Experimental data interpretation and analysis of large sets of data.

Training and experience

  • PhD in structural biochemistry or analytical chemistry.
  • 0-3 year postdoc experience in academia or industry in mass spectrometry area.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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