Scientist, LC-MS

Our Mission
Altos Labs is a new biotechnology company focused on cellular rejuvenation programming to restore cell health and resilience, with the goal of reversing disease to transform medicine.

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What We Want You to Know
We want our employees to bring their whole selves to work and be recognized for the talents, perspectives, and unique life and career experiences they bring. We are a culture of collaboration and scientific freedom, and we believe in the values of diversity, inclusion and belonging to spur innovation.

What You Will Contribute to Altos
Based at our Bay Area Institute of Science, this position will oversee the implementation and maintenance of a diverse instrument park consisting of the latest generation mass spectrometers and liquid chromatographs. Primary accountabilities include:

  • Strive to consistently deliver the best possible system performance, and troubleshoot issues as they arise, working with vendors to ensure rapid resolution of problems.
  • Pursue continuous improvement via in-house method development and implementation of ideas from the literature.
  • Partner closely with other scientists to maintain the highest standards, and with the bioinformatics team to implement QC workflows.

Who You Are
Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Mass Spectrometry-based ‘omics or other relevant discipline OR a Bachelor’s degree in Analytical Chemistry or closely related subject plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant industry and/or academic experience.
  • Experience in the troubleshooting of LC and MS instruments.
  • Prior experience in the installation and establishment of LC and MS instruments.
  • A publication record demonstrating expertise in mass spectrometry.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in method development and maintenance for Bruker timsTOF instruments, SCIEX TOF, Thermo Orbitrap and Triple Quadrupole instruments.
  • Experience with ESI, APCI and MALDI ionization techniques.
  • Experience with nano-flow, capillary-flow, and micro-flow LC, and a range of separation techniques.
  • Experience with at least two of the following; lipidomics, metabolomics, proteomics, peptidomics, peptide mapping, intact and native protein measurements.


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