Analytical Biochemist (LCMS)

Posted 25 March 2024
Salary US$35 - US$38 per hour + Health, Vision and Dental
LocationNorth Chicago
Job type Temporary
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameJustin Mertel

Job description

Analytical Biochemist (LCMS)

$35 per hour with option for medical benefits

6 month contract with possibility for extensions up to 2 years.

Standard first shift - fully onsite in a wet chemistry lab

Orion Group and a market leading pharmaceutical company are seeking Chemists in Lake County, IL!! This is an exciting contract opportunity for candidates with experience in pharmaceutical drug development performing analytical techniques specifically LC MS!

Don't pass on the amazing opportunity to join a growing leader in Life Sciences!!!!!!!!


The successful candidate for this position will be working in the Drug Metabolism and Disposition group of Quantitative, Translational, and ADME Sciences (QTAS) department.

Daily Responsibilities will include:

  • This position will be focused on preparing biological samples and performing LCMS assays to characterize biotransformation of small molecule drugs, as well as general lab management responsibilities.
  • The individual will be expected to have good organizational skills, attention to detail, and solid experience in wet lab work; enzyme incubations, in vivo sample handling, and/or organic extractions preferred. LC or LCMS experience is a plus.
  • Management of laboratory consumables, solvents ordering, sample inventory, and other general laboratory maintenance responsibilities.
  • Performing biological incubations of drug molecules, purification of biological samples, optimization of LCMS methods, and analysis of LCMS data.
  • Testing large and small drug molecules.
  • Planning and performing routine tasks competently and independently within a timely fashion and generating reliable and consistent results.
  • Main focus on discovery side of drug discovery In vitro incubation and some in vivo sample processing
  • Documentation of experimental activities and results using electronic data acquisition and management systems.
  • Demonstrate skill in multiple techniques and appropriately modify protocols, as required, to suit the changing needs of research or development sciences.

Skills and Experience needed to be successful in this role:

  • BS in Chemistry or Life Sciences, 2-5 yrs. lab experience or master's degree.
  • Solid use of wet lab techniques such as in vitro enzyme incubations, cell culture, and micropipetting.
  • Solid documentation skills and ability to present findings to larger groups are valuable.
  • Experience with LC-MS, particularly for structural identification, and familiarity with Thermo Orbitrap mass spectrometers are a plus, but not required.

What is a nice to have (but not required) regarding skills, requirements, experience, education, or certification? Industry experience, Pharma experience, lab management/organizational skills.

What is the environment that this person will be working in (i.e. group setting vs individual role)? Conducting wet lab and LCMS experiments as an individual role, working with a group to manage and organize lab supplies and samples.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.