Senior Scientist - Animal Sports Drug Screening

Dependent on Experience
25 May 2017
22 Jun 2017
Eve Hegarty
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking for a Senior Scientist - Animal Sports Drug Screening to join a leading life sciences company based in the Cambridgeshire area. As the Senior Scientist - Animal Sports Drug Screening you will be responsible for primary testing activities including the analysis of drugs and substances prohibited in sport within a range of sample matrices, including biological samples (equine and canine) and complex nutritional supplements.


Your duties as the Senior Scientist - Animal Sports Drug Screening will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. You will take a lead role in analysing blood, urine and hair samples from animal athletes for the presence of steroids and other prohibited at all times' substances using analytical techniques such as chromatography and mass spectrometry - mainly GCMS, LCMS and ICP-MS.

2. You will take responsibility for making key scientific decisions and judgement based on the results you have received.

3. You will be expected to contribute to troubleshooting, method development/validation and may also be expected to supervise and train other Scientists.

4. You will be expected to work under ISO17025 laboratory guidelines.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Senior Scientist - Animal Sports Drug Screening we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant degree in a chemistry or biochemistry related discipline.

2. Prior hands on experience in LCMS and/or GCMS, including the ability to troubleshoot, develop and validate methods and provide training.

3. You will be expected to demonstrate a flexible approach to working, problem solving and troubleshooting abilities and excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) with other staff and customers/clients.

Key Words: Senior Scientist | Animal Sports | Animal Welfare | LCMS | GCMS | ISO17025 | laboratory | Research | Drug Screening |

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