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Career Opportunities

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All positions will be advertised for 6 months unless otherwise specified.

Senior Product Specialist – LCMS (Shimadzu)

Overview

Shimadzu (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd is looking for a knowledgeable and motivated LCMS (Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry) Product Specialist to join their team. The chosen candidate will be responsible for providing technical and scientific expertise related to their LCMS products [including Single Quadrupole, Triple Quadrupole & QTOF] in ASEAN & South Asia [including India] region. You will also be responsible for troubleshooting technical issues and collaborating with different departments to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction.


Job Description
• Provide expert technical and scientific support to customers and sales representatives regarding LCMS products to increase the market share of LCMS products in the region.
• To support the local sales team and distributors in ASEAN & South Asia [including India] region for all LCMS [including Single Quadrupole, Triple Quadrupole & QTOF] related sales and product lines.
• To conduct regular sales training & educate the sales staff with adequate knowledge about products, markets, and applications.
• Collaborate with the sales team to identify potential business opportunities and to develop effective strategies for product promotion.
• Troubleshoot technical issues relating to LCMS products and provide timely solutions.
• Keep up to date with the latest scientific research and advancements in LCMS technology.
• Work closely with the product development team in Japan HQ to provide insights in product improvements and new product development.
• Keep Improving professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.

Qualifications
• Master’s Degree or bachelor’s degree in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or any life sciences
• Proven hands-on experience, minimum 5 years in LCMS Triple Quadrupole/QTOF/Single Quadrupole technologies is required.
• Experience in marketing/ product management will be an advantage.
• Experience in MALDI-TOF, GCMS/MS will be an advantage.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent communication and collaboration abilities to work closely with various internal and external stakeholders

• Must be willing to travel in ASEAN and South Asia region.


Application
• If interested, please send your resume to hr@shimadzu.com.sg.
• For more information, please direct your enquiry to the above email address.

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Senior/ Research Scientist, Analytics/ Metabolomics (SIFBI)

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and application of appropriate analytical strategies (focusing on small molecules) to support development of high value healthy good ingredients with novel functionalities.

  • Perform targeted and untargeted metabolomics experiments, LC-MS method development, method validation and troubleshooting, analysis, and interpretation of HRMS and NMR data for biomarker identification and validation.

  • Improved productivity and streamlining of existing analysis methods (macro- and micro-nutrients) via automation or new methodologies.

  • Supervision of postgraduate/undergraduate students and determine validity of data.

  • Creative interpretation and presentation of data to provide insightful correlation.

  • Writing reports, publications, conference papers, preparation of research proposals and budget planning. Participation in preparations of funding proposals will be expected.

  • Interact and collaborate with a broad range of scientific disciplines with the existing research groups at SIFBI and A*STAR Research Institutes, particularly those focusing on integration of metabolomics, genomic, nutrition and bioinformatics.

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement and future development of analytical capability.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry (Food Chemistry, Natural Product Chemistry, Metabolomics)

  • At least 2 to 5 years of working experience in analytical chemistry, metabolomics, and testing of new methodologies. Industry experience is an advantage.

  • Expertise in HPLC-UV/RID/ELSD, LC-MS/MS (QTOF and QQQ), NMR instrumentation, sample preparation techniques, data acquisition and interpretation.

  • At least three to four Scientific publications high in high-ranking journals and demonstrated experience in writing publications, conference papers and research proposals.

  • Proficiency in performing untargeted and targeted metabolomics and lipidomics data processing, statistical analysis, and data interpretation.

  • Good communication, presentation and interpersonal skills are essential.

  • Excellent project, laboratory management and prioritization skills in multiple tasks, meeting strict deadlines.

  • Capability of creative and critical thinking, independent thought and experimentation, decision making, problem solving with discretion, self-motivation and curiosity.

  • Proficiency in various LC/MS data processing software, commercial and in house databases.

  • Experience in supervision of undergraduate/graduate researchers.

  • Proficiency in statistical software package is advantageous.

APPLICATION

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Evosep Product Specialist

Do you have hands-on experience with LC-MS instrumentation for proteomics and excellent people and communication skills? Then you might be the one we are looking for as our new Product Specialist based out of Singapore. We are experiencing increasing demand in the Asia-Pacific region, and we need you to assist our customers and service partners with service and application support as well as provide internal sales support.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities
• Support Evosep One users as a domain expert in LC-MS and proteomics.
• Plan and provide user training.
• Plan and provide installation, preventive maintenance and repair.
• Provide technical support from home-based office.
• Create support related documentation.
• Support our sales team with product expertise and scientific presentations.

Qualifications
Your most important qualification is your personality! We care about hiring people who we believe can thrive and develop at Evosep. Our team is diverse, but a positive can-do attitude and the desire to be part of something bigger than yourself are common characteristics for the entire team. For this role, the following qualifications would also be preferable:
• B.Sc., M.Sc., or Ph.D. in Analytical Sciences, Biochemistry or related fields.
• 3+ years of hands-on experience with LC-MS instrumentation for proteomics.
• Commercial experience will be considered a plus.
• Excellent communication and “people” skills are essential. This goes for both writing and presenting skills, as well as listening and interaction skills in general.
• Fluent in English, Mandarin is considered a plus.
• Moderate to frequent travel will be required within APAC, as well as occasional global trips.
• When not traveling, you must be able and motivated to work from home – preferably based in Singapore.


Please refer to the attachment or visit https://www.evosep.com/available-positions for more details.

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Field Application Scientist

This is an exciting career opportunity for a scientist who is passionate about chromatography and mass spectrometry! We are looking for a regional Application Scientist to join our professional team of Application Scientists based in Singapore. The focus of this role is to provide scientific expertise through application presentations, product demonstrations, application training and troubleshooting of our portfolio of LCMS instrumentation and associated workflows including informatics platforms. As part of the Southeast Asia and Taiwan team, you’ll partner with sales, marketing, business development and service team in bringing our mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer!

What will you do:

• Provide pre-, during and post-sales technical support, applications assistance, and consultation in response to customer inquiries (both internal and external), including education, hands-on training, and occasional on-site visits primarily for LCMS.

• Collaborate with commercial team throughout sales cycle to understand customer’s needs and design/prepare detailed application plan that showcase better capabilities of company’s product portfolio/solution in line with customers’ goals.

• Conduct and participate actively in LCMS product demonstrations and/or sample evaluation showcasing Thermo Fisher Scientific’s innovative, LC and LCMS technologies (single quad, triple quad, Orbitrap etc). at customer sites or in our Customer Experience Center (CEC).

• Participate in application development to support business development and key account development activities.

• Maintain and disseminate updated technical information for specific applications/workflows to commercial team and customers.

• Build and deliver engaging presentations in various customer engagement activities (seminars, conference etc.).

• Combine conceptual and analytical knowledge to independently address difficult problems.


Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Chemistry or equivalent.

• Technical knowledge and hands-on expertise in LCMS including sample preparation. Minimum 3 years or more work experience.

• Experience with qualitative and quantitative LCMS workflows for proteomics (e.g., label free quantitation, TMT, PTM analysis and discovery proteomics) and biopharmaceutical analyses including associated sample preparation techniques would be preferred.

• Demonstrates good oral & written communication skills as this position requires extensive interactions with customers.

• Outstanding teammate with positive demeanor, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment to demonstrate the benefits of our products/solutions to customers.

• Prior experience working in a matrix organization working with distributors and partners will be useful.

• Ability to travel within the region (~25%) as and when required.


Contact:

• Apply for this position: https://jobs.thermofisher.com/global/en/job/R01205991/Scientist-Field-Applications

• For more information or questions please contact Dr. Dhaval Patel via email dhaval.patel3@thermofisher.com

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Senior Scientist (Protein Analytics) position available at BTI, A*STAR

The protein Analytics group at BTI is working to innovate process analytical technology (PAT) in various modality biotherapeutics quality and the biomanufacturing process characterization. The open position is required to utilize liquid-chromatography-mass spectrometry (LCMS)-based techniques for robust and streamlined protein quality attributes characterization and comprehensive proteome profiling and PTMs identification/quantification. As self-motivated and innovative personnel, you will be expected to work independently and closely with industry collaborators and multiple disciplinary team members to address critical challenges in robust at-line and real-time analysis of proteins and provide innovative solutions.

Job Requirement

  • Ph.D. degree in mass spectrometry, proteomics, analytical chemistry, protein sciences, biochemistry, or related disciplines.

  • More than five years of hands-on protein analytics work experience, including protein sample preparation (extraction, quantitation, separation, enzyme digestion, desalting), comprehensive expertise in high-performance liquid chromatography coupled high-resolution mass spectrometry operation, troubleshooting, and new method development in addition to data acquisition, and data analysis.

  • Good communication and writing skills, track record of communicating research findings through publications in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Good knowledge of proteomics, and mass spectrometry, alternative protein, biopharmaceutics manufacturing and bioprocessing, analytical regulations. Data analytics and Bioinformatics, capable of R programming language, will be desirable.

  • Ability to work effectively as an individual and as a team player.

  • Keen willingness and humility to teach and learn from fellow teammates.

  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail are critical.

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing environments and project priorities/timelines.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Dr. Bi Xuezhi via email bixz@bti.a-star.edu.sg

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​Senior Scientist (LC-MS and Imaging MS)

Join Our Research Laboratory in Singapore for an exciting journey to set up the Imaging Mass spectrometry (MS) capabilities within the Target & Pathway Biology group. As  a Senior Scientist, you will focus on developing imaging MS and LC-MS based workflows to support drug discovery pipelines by facilitating decision making based on distribution of proteins, lipids, metabolites, and candidate drugs. Utilizing state of the art  Mass spectrometry platforms within the site, you will be responsible for the application and development of the mass spectrometry technology to understand novel biological regulatory mechanisms, identify disease and pharmacodynamic biomarkers. You will work  closely with other scientists and will coordinate and integrate collaborative projects with the company scientists as well as with academic and clinical investigators in Singapore. You should have excellent background and track record in Mass spectrometry  and diverse interests in systems biology.


What will you do:

  • Subject matter expert in mass spectrometry-based platforms and able to provide scientific and technical expertise in the development and application of imaging-MS workflows to support drug discovery pipelines.

  • Implement generation, integration, and interpretation of spatial multi-omics and LC-MS datasets (Metabolomics, Lipidomic and Proteomics) as part of a multi-modal approach to drive pipeline decisions. Perform analytical validation and develop QC practices.

  • Operate, troubleshoot, and maintain high resolution and triple quadrupole mass spectrometry instrumentation.

  • Analyse and interpret data with relevant vendor software and bioinformatics tools and integrate spatial multi-omics IMS datasets as part of a multi-modal approach to measure spatial biology, contextualize drug distribution and identify novel disease biomarkers.

  • Continuously optimize and improve the Imaging mass spectrometry platform to support scientific or business processes, seeks opportunities and provides recommendations to enhance capability and support to improve safety, quality, speed, efficiency, and costs.

  • Work collaboratively on company’s research projects with matrix teams within the department and other cross functional teams. Proactively pre-empt and respond to emerging project needs to align with business and departmental strategy.

  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend innovative analytical technologies and emerging Imaging-MS platforms or capital investment opportunities to maximize the group efficiency and meet scientific objectives.

  • Cross-train other scientists in Imaging-MS and LC-MS based proteomics or metabolomics techniques to ensure technical redundancy for these critical workflows in the department

  • Operate with high level of autonomy in planning and executing experimentation, creation of research project proposals, reports, publications and other scientific communications related to research activities.

  • Ensure reliable documentation of experiments and results in electronic notebooks and other documents in compliance with company policies and project needs.

  • Sustain visibility, both inside and outside of disease or functional area by researching and presenting complex ideas and data.

  • Proactively plan and execute own career development strategy that advances technical and functional knowledge to design experiments/projects that contribute to overall direction of department/discipline.

  • Demonstrate consistent leadership behaviours. Ensure all activities comply with appropriate health and safety legislation, company codes of practice and local rules. Promote a culture of safety and compliance among reports and colleagues. Involve in various  site related activities.

​What should you have:

PhD in Analytical Sciences, Chemistry, Biomedical/Biological/Life Sciences related discipline with MS experience or BSc/MSc with more than 5 years’ experience in mass spectrometry and independent scientific achievement.

Experience:

  • Hands-on experience and expertise in MS-based metabolomics, lipidomics or proteomics workflows with demonstrated track record

  • Experience with operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of high-resolution mass spectrometers and triple quadrupoles

  • Experience in Imaging MS instrumentation is a plus

  • Highly collaborative yet independent scientist that excels in a matrix environment. Strong team player that has a positive, proactive, can-do attitude

  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills

Contact:

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