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Associate Scientist - LC/MS

Ithaca, NYRandstad LifeSciences

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Associate Scientist - LC/MS


Job Summary

The Assoc Scientist, LC/MS (Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry) employs liquid chromatography separation techniques and mass spectrometric analysis for data collection. In addition to instrument operation, the Assoc LC/MS Scientist is responsible for associated maintenance, documentation, and data processing in a manner which meets company objectives and timelines. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Under detailed directions from higher-level LC/MS Scientists perform fundamental LC/MS operations to include: 
    • LC (typically HPLC) system setup. 
    • mass spectrometer calibration, tuning and optimization.  
    • routine LC/MS analysis 
    • chromatographic peak integration 
  • Learn basic LC/MS instrument maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair skills. 
  • At the discretion of the Mgr, LC/MS Operations or a Sr. LC/MS Scientist, assist higher-level LC/MS Scientists as needed. 
  • Assist project managers with method troubleshooting through data interpretation, experimental design and data collection. 
  • Meet responsibilities and study objectives according to tight timelines. 
  • Comply with all applicable regulatory standards, including Good Clinical and Good Laboratory Practices. 

Education & Qualifications 

  • High School diploma and 5 years’ relevant lab experience ; or Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Chemistry, or a related field; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience in a GLP analytical laboratory. 
  • Familiarity with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) 
  • Basic knowledge of math and chemistry 
  • Basic mechanical skills 
  • Basic computer skills (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, network navigation, etc.) 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients. 
  • The ability to occasionally lift moderately heavy, delicate objects (LC instrumentation). 
  • The ability and willingness to work with potentially hazardous chemicals and instrumentation. 
  • Moderate use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers 
  • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech. 
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time and periodic standing.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance


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