Clinical Development Tech Sr/Mass Spectrometry

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 3 months ago(9/8/2021 7:21 AM)
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Position Type
Regular Full-Time


The Mass Spectrometry Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated individual with a strong background in metabolomics and quantitative/qualitative analysis by LC-MS/MS preferably using SCIEX instrumentation and data processing techniques, including experience with high dimensional data analysis. Our laboratory is a high complexity CLIA/CAP accredited clinical laboratory, actively engaged in expanding our Precision Medicine program by performing cutting edge clinical diagnostic testing, developing, and validating new assays.


Under the direction of the lab manager and director of Mass Spectrometry, the Senior Clinical Development

Technologist is responsible for the development and implementation of analytical methods using LC-MS/MS. This position requires detailed documentation practices that meet CLIA and CAP standards; assists in collection and interpretation of data, planning of projects, and writing of reports; serves as a technical expert and resource. The position actively supports the hospital and departmental clinical, research, continuous quality improvement, and customer service goals.



  • Facilitates the development and evaluation of new test procedures and protocols. Works with
    vendors and technical experts to evaluate instruments and materials during the implementation
  • Assists the lab manager and director in preparing, reviewing, and revising the laboratory‘s
    procedure manual.
  • Maintains adequate test development records and helps in the preparation of manuscripts,
    abstracts, data collection and validation reports.
  • Implements, maintains, evaluates and monitors systems for continuous quality improvement and
    participates as necessary with the medical and administrative directors.
  • Performs problem solving and troubleshooting on laboratory instrument and test methods
    independently. Identifies source and nature of test problems and makes appropriate
    recommendations as to resolution based on test theory and knowledge.
  • Performs highly complex procedures relative to liquid chromatography- tandem mass spectrometry
    and other technologies according to standardized operating procedures and policies, reports results
    within established time frame and assures that quality control criteria are met. Will be cross-trained
    in the lab to assist in other duties as specified by the manager and director.
  • Assists the lab manager and the appropriate lab director in complying with governmental,
    accreditation, and hospital standards to include CAP, CLIA, CMS, OSHA, and Joint Commission.
    Monitors compliance with safety procedures. Serves as back-up for CAP inspections.
  • Instructs, trains and ensures competence for high complexity procedures and testing generated
    from liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and other instrumentation.
  • Completes competency testing and mandatory and continuing education requirements as defined by
    the position. Develops, coordinates, assesses and documents competency testing.
  • Maintains knowledge and utilizes resources to provide consultative, educational, technical, and
    informational services as needed to families, patients, medical and administrative directors, laboratory,
    medical and nursing staff.
  • Coordinates workflow in the laboratory, establishes priorities and rearranges technologist
    assignments to ensure timely reporting of results. In the absence of the manager, serves as
    effective back-up for technical issues.
  • Assists the manager in maintaining inventory control of laboratory supplies including reagents.
  • Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation,
    service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients,
    families, co-workers and others.
  • Other job functions as assigned.


  • A BS, MS or PhD degree with an emphasis in analytical chemistry or a related laboratory science
    is required. Training in mass spectrometry is highly desired.
  • Meets all regulatory requirements for high complexity testing.
  • Possess an excellent command of the English language; medical and scientific terminology is
  • Organizational skills: Ability to establish priorities and react promptly to a large variety of requests
    and needs, sometimes in stressful situations.
  • Five years of experience in a clinical laboratory or a research environment is required with
    demonstration of progressive acceptable clinical or research laboratory experience.
  • Experience and application of relevant mathematical skills is required. Good computer skills and
    experience with complex operating software applications is required.



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