Senior Associate Scientist, Mass Spectrometry & Biophysical Characterization (non PhD) - Andover - job 635647


Date: 02/23/2021

City: Andover, Massachusetts

Employment type: Full-time


The qualified candidate will join the Analytical R&D organization and contribute to the development of biological therapeutic candidates. Within Analytical R&D, the candidate will join the Mass Spectrometry and Biophysical Characterization (MSBC) group. The qualified candidate will be responsible for implementing methods of analysis for the detailed characterization of proteins, peptides, vaccines, nucleotides, and other biological therapeutic modalities.


  • The candidate will be responsible for utilizing the following techniques to confirm the intended structure of drug candidates: CD, FT-IR, DSC, AUC, SEC-MALS, DLS, and chromatography.

  • The characterization of higher order structure (HOS) and high molecular mass (HMMS) are key elements of the position.

  • The above skills will be applied to a large platform of projects in all stages of development.


  • Bachelor's Degree with 2-4 years of experience or Master's Degree with 0-2 years of experience in analytical biochemistry, chemistry or biochemistry.


  • Prior experience with chromatographic or spectroscopic methods for the detailed structural characterization of proteins, vaccines, peptides, or oligosaccharides is highly beneficial.

  • Attention to detail, in terms of experimental setup, data analysis, and electronic notebook/report writing, is another important characteristic that the candidate must exercise on a daily basis in order to be successful.

  • In addition to good communication and writing skills, the applicant should also be able to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-based, fast-paced environment.

  • Previous employment in the pharmaceutical industry would be highly beneficial.

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: March 1, 2021

  • Additional Location Information: Andover, MA

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES


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