Mass Spectrometry Lab Operations Director


Biomarker discovery at unprecedented speed & scale 858.290.7010

About the Company

Sapient is a fast-growing biotech that aims to accelerate drug development and transform personalized medicine. Combining state-of-the-art mass spectrometry technology with advanced computational services and multifaceted human health data, we enable biomarker discovery at unprecedented speed and scale. We are a team of passionate scientists, clinicians, and engineers with expertise in various disciplines. We work together in a highly collaborative environment, committed to making innovations with scientific rigor. We emphasize growth within the company and offer a flexible work environment with the opportunity work alongside top-tier thinkers and experts.

Role and Responsibilities:

The Lab Operations Director will be responsible for overall management of the analytical laboratory experiments and operations and shall have the following responsibilities:

  • Conduct, perform method development, and troubleshoot mass spectrometry methods for biological sample testing and data reporting.
  • Manage laboratory staff and provide mentorship.
  • QC, interpret, and present analytical data.
  • Author and/or review key regulatory documents, laboratory data, and technical reports.
  • Work closely with QA to ensure all audit findings are addressed in a timely fashion.
  • Assist in establishing, training, and improving all policies, procedures and required SOP documentation.
  • Understand and adhere to corporate standards including but not limited to code of conduct, safety, and CLIA/GCLP compliance.


  • Ph.D., Master’s, or Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, or other related scientific field required.
  • Requires relevant experience in an industry analytical lab-manager environment.
  • Experience with lab automation and mass spectrometry (targeted and nontargeted) analysis.
  • Supervisory experience in people management.
  • Experience working in regulated laboratory environments.
  • Ability to achieve objectives/timelines through collaborative efforts with coworkers, managers, and clients.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and proven leadership ability.

Tagged as: analytical chemistry, lab director, lab management, lab operations, mass spectrometry, mass spectrometry methods, method development, quality control, staff training

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