LC-(HR)-MS scientist


LC-(HR)-MS scientist

Within the Business Unit Analytical Solutions, based in Utrecht, The Netherlands

Who are we?

TRISKELION is an internationally oriented contract research organization providing innovative laboratory and regulatory services. We improve and safeguard the health and well-being of people and animals by ensuring the quality, safety and efficacy of food, medicines and chemical products. Through personal commitment, high-quality research and professional advice, we support our customers in developing products that contribute to a better quality of life. TRISKELION is a company with around 90 employees and is based in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Your field of work

The Business Unit Analytical Solutions (BU AS) offers worldwide consultancy which is strongly supported by specialized lab work, in the focus areas of Food Contact Materials (FCM), Emergency Response Service (ERS) and Bioanalysis. These areas are connected by the need for high-end technologies like GC-MS and LC-MS. Keeping a strong combination of consultancy expertise and technical expertise is key to deliver quality and short turnaround times to our customers.

To strengthen the BU AS, we are looking for an enthusiastic Scientific Contributor LC-MS with a main focus on FCM. One of the key services we provide is the screening of novel materials for presence of unknown chemical compounds. We rely on high resolution, high accuracy mass spectrometry (LC-HR-MS/MS) to detect and identify such Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS).

You will join a professional, informal organization with an open culture, where people are strongly committed to taking initiative and personal responsibility. The customer focus combined with high-end scientific insight and knowledge of relevant laws and regulations ensure a unique positioning in the market.

Your tasks

  • Performing analyses using UPLC and UPLC-HR-MS/MS techniques.
  • Elucidate the identity of unknown chemical compounds present in food contact materials (non-intentionally added substances/NIAS is a field of increasing legislative interest which asks for creative and innovative analytical approaches) and in a wide variety of matrices for the ERS requests
  • Keep our LC-MS expertise at world class level, be an information source for your colleagues and have the ability to troubleshoot issues with the equipment
  • Independently develop and improve UPLC-(HR)-MS/MS methods for FCM/Biobased materials with a pragmatic hands-on mentality
  • Promote our expertise externally (congresses, lectures) and internally (develop knowledge and skills of lab technicians)
  • Proactively connect with the Project Managers to advise during the quotation phase, analytical approach, execution and reporting phase
  • Contribute to the business unit strategy in discussions on investments in instrumental infrastructure and new development areas

Your qualities

  • Relevant work experience as LC-MS expert (Orbitrap, TOF, Triple Quad) with a strong background in analytical or organic chemistry. (PhD/MSc/BSc with 5-10 years of experience in the field). Additional GC-MS experience is an advantage.
  • Demonstrable ability to interpret mass spectra and elucidate molecular structures from LC-HR-MS/MS data.
  • You are a fast learner, accurate and proactive, with a focus on problem solving.
  • Ability to switch easily between projects and comfortably working under time pressure to meet deadlines within budget.
  • Positive, energetic, social attitude and able to inspire colleagues as well as to work independently.
  • Good written and oral expression skills in the English and Dutch language.

Our offer

We offer you challenging projects with various (inter)national companies, giving you the opportunity for professional development, growth and recognition. You will work with a professional and dynamic team of experienced professionals in a state-of-the-art lab environment. We are located centrally and can easily be reached by public transport, car and bike.

You will be rewarded with a full-time position (part-time negotiable) with a good base salary, and flexible secondary conditions of employment including a good pension, 33 vacation days, 13th month, and 8% holiday allowance.

Application and information

Do you have questions about this vacancy? Please contact Mark Stor, Project team lead                         on 06 5000 7495. Would you like to apply for this job? Send your application (CV + motivation letter) to

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.

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