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Scientist III - Open Access Instrumentation Support - FSP

Northwest, California, United States of America Job ID R0000023685 Category Medical Sciences
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About this Role

We are looking to fill a Scientist III - Open Access Instrumentation Support position working as a full-time employee of Parexel FSP on long-term assignment onsite at one of our clients located in S. San Francisco, CA. This position offers full benefits, sick time, 401K, paid holidays, and paid time off.

The Scientist III – Open Access Instrumentation Support is a laboratory-based role that operates and maintains open access liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) instrumentation and other duties as assigned by the client.


  • Checks instrument performance daily, and performs routine upkeep of open access LC-MS instruments

  •  Responds to end-user repair calls for LC-MS instrumentation and troubleshoots/repairs simple issues such as leaks or clogs

  •  Submits and coordinates repair tickets for more complex issues

  • Coordinates cryogen orders, and performs weekly liquid nitrogen fills for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) instruments

  • Performs daily sample clean up on the open access NMR systems

  • Cleans electrospray ionization (ESI) process source and runs standards monthly

  • Assists with preparation of samples and set up of data acquisition for analysis by liquid chromatography (LC), by LC-MS, and Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy (CD)

  • Documents LC-MS performance and uptime

  • Assists with purity analysis of investigational compounds by LC

  • Maintains accurate documentation and records


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with at least 3-5 years of experience or a Master’s degree in a relevant field with at least 1-2 years of experience

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience in high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and hands-on knowledge in

  • LC-MS are required with an interest in expanding knowledge/background in LC-MS method

  • development and optimization, validation, data analysis, and sample preparation techniques

  • Experience in mass spectral data interpretation including structural assignments of unknown compounds

  • Experience with preparation of mobile phases for LC-MS instruments

  • Effective organizational, multi-tasking, and oral/written communications skills as the environment is fast-paced and results-oriented

  • Well-developed written and oral communication capabilities

  • Proficient in written and spoken English, is required

About Parexel

Parexel FSP includes the CMC Operations group. We provide pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies with qualified and talented technical professionals to support the development and delivery of new therapies.

For results-driven and caring individuals who want to make a meaningful difference in the world, Parexel is trusted by life sciences companies to meet their long-term staffing needs for scientists and engineers and related professionals in discovery and development of novel therapies, keeping patients at the center of everything we do, and where an inclusive community helps you be your best, transforming any career into a life-changing achievement.

Come join us!

EEO Disclaimer

Parexel is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the United States includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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