Senior R&D Scientist (LC-MS)

Greenfield, IN
Closing date
Mar 28, 2023

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About LabCorp Drug Development:

As a leading contract research organization, LabCorp provides comprehensive drug development solutions for a range of industries. We are a global leader in nonclinical safety assessment, clinical trial testing and clinical trial management services. Together with our clients, we support the development of innovative, life-changing treatments.

The Role:

Our US site in Greenfield, IN is currently recruiting for a Senior Assay Development Scientist, specializing in LC-MS techniques, to join the CMC (Chemistry Manufacturing Controls) team.

The CMC business unit provides dedicated release and stability testing from preclinical phases through the commercial life of a product. The CMC team support method development, transfer, phase appropriate validation & assay establishment of large molecules. We structure ourselves to deliver scientific expertise to our clients; collaborating closely with them to support the development of medicinal products through the drug development process and onto market.

Key job responsibilities include:

• Development and establishment of LC-MS assays (QToF) for use within BioPharm CMC lab operations in a GMP environment, in addition to completion of non-regulatory characterization and internal innovation projects

• Development, transfer and optimization of analytical methods, in accordance with client requirements and associated protocol and procedures

• Acting as a Subject Matter Expert in LC-MS methods

• Having a comprehensive understanding of routine use, maintenance and trouble-shooting of Waters Vion IMS LC-MS system and engaging with representatives of instrument, software and consumables suppliers

• Assisting in equipment and software purchases and subsequent evaluation, installation and qualification processes

• Managing the scientific process associated with studies assigned to them, including review and approval of data and documentation where relevant

• Liaising with clients, QC operational teams, project managers and GMP Quality Assurance to ensure client studies are carried out to proposed timescales and regulations

• Managing the scientific discussion with clients and providing advice on scientific escalation and assay troubleshooting where necessary

• Prepare and present scientific posters, manuscripts and papers that demonstrate expertise and enhance the reputation of Labcorp in the scientific and client community

• Proposal and implementation of innovation projects for the strategic and scientific growth of the business


• Educated to BSc/MSc/PhD in an appropriate scientific field

• A minimum of 4 years proven experience in the development of LC-MS assays for the characterization and analysis of proteins and mAbs and their associated Critical Quality Attributes (CQAs)

• You will be able to clearly demonstrate your skillset and success in the development of fit-for-purpose LC-MS methods for multiple therapeutic product types, including peptide mapping, intact mass and middle-up methods

• Excellent communication skills, with the ability to work with individuals in wide ranging teams at all levels and the ability to lead and influence

• In depth knowledge of GMP regulatory guidelines applicable to analytical methods

• Experience in LC-MS analysis for one or more of the following therapeutic areas is a distinct advantage: Forced Degradation, Formulation Development, Adeno-associated virus (AAV), Gene and Cell Therapies, Oligonucleotides or mRNA vaccines

What Labcorp Drug Development can offer you:

• A comprehensive onboarding training plan covering laboratory, technical and regulatory training packages.

• Unsurpassed career development opportunities, with the ability to develop your technical and managerial skills.

• Ability to work with a variety of different clients on wide ranging projects.

• Competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including health cover and contributory pension.

Labcorp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer:

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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