Technical Director Mass Spectrometry

Laboratory Name: 
ARUP Laboratories
Salt Lake City
Job Description: 

This position is responsible for all technical aspects of the day-to-day running of mass spectrometry testing methods. Evaluates and determines the most appropriate mass spectrometry platform(s) for clinical tests, for example: ESI, APCI, LC-MS/MS, LC-TOF, MALDI-TOF, Orbitrap. Consults with medical directors concerning the needs and requirements for new clinical assays and methods. Works collaboratively to coordinate, prioritize, and direct mass spectrometry R&D projects and resource allocation. Directs R&D staff in the technical and logistical development, validation, and operation of new tests and assay improvements.

Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD in chemistry or related discipline.
  • Experience developing mass spectrometry assays for small molecules including exogenous and endogenous compounds.
  • Experience with or knowledge of clinical laboratory standards regarding assay validation of laboratory developed tests.
  • Experience with a variety of sample preparation methods.
  • Exposure to multiple vendor platforms including Thermo, Waters, Sciex and Agilent.

Physical and other requirements:

  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Mobility: The person in this position needs to occasionally move between work sites and inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Communicate: Frequently communicate with others.
  • PPE: Biohazard laboratory environment that requires use of personal protective equipment in accordance with CDC and OSHA regulations and company policies.
  • ARUP Policies and Procedures: To conduct self in compliance with all ARUP Policies and Procedures.
  • Authorized to Work: Must be a citizen of the United States or authorized to work in the United States.
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
  • Fine Motor Control: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Vision: Having close, far, and peripheral visual acuity to perform a variety of tasks such as make general observations of depth and distance.
  • English: Ability to speak, read, and comprehend the English language.
  • Continual Education: Continual assessment of current literature and best practices.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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Misty Smith
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