LC-MS Specialist (The position has been filled)
Nelson, New Zealand
Full Time
  • Work with NZ’s leading scientists in a beautiful region of the world
  • An international reputation for innovation and excellence in science
  • Be part of the team within a fun and rewarding workplace



Our client is looking for an experienced individual to join the Analytical Services Group of their independent laboratory in the sunny city of Nelson. Their laboratory offers a broad spectrum of services to help protect the environment and support the sustainable development of New Zealand’s primary industries.

Scientists in the laboratory make use of state-of-the-art technology to undertake ground-breaking science, which is undertaken within its substantial testing and research facilities. Projects are undertaken in its primary areas of expertise: aquaculture research, marine and freshwater resource management, food safety and quality, algal technologies, biosecurity, and analytical testing.



Due to an internal movement, there is an opportunity for a chemist with LC-MS experience to oversee the ongoing maintenance of the group’s suite of mass spectrometry systems and also perform method development activities arising from various clients’ projects.

Several years’ experience with the following analytical chemistry techniques is sought:

  • LC-MS/MS using QQQ
  • LC-MSn using ion trap
  • UPLC

Some of the responsibilities of the role include:

  • Provide LC-MS expertise to internal and external research projects
  • Undertake method development activities
  • Identify and develop new opportunities in use of existing LC-MS systems
  • Develop and maintain SOPs to facilitate conducting routine analyses by LC-MS

We are looking for a person with initiative, a keen eye for detail, who has excellent time management, multi-tasking and communication skills, strong troubleshooting capabilities, and the necessary technical competency to facilitate development of robust analytical methods.



To be considered for this role you must meet the following criteria:

  • A tertiary qualification in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent
  • At least five years’ experience with LC-MS  experience
  • A thorough knowledge of UPLC systems interfaced with triple quadrupole (QQQ) and ion trap MS platforms
  • Ability to troubleshoot modern LC-MS systems and perform preventative maintenance activities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, necessary to work in a project-based team environment
  • Good problem-solving skills, innovative thinking and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and strong time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to facilitate knowledge transfer to internal and external partners
  • Ability to provide sound technical advice on purchasing new instruments and also liaise with service providers



For a confidential discussion about this exciting opportunity to work as part of the team at the largest independent science organisation in New Zealand, please contact Daniel Turner directly on +61 415 573 220—after 5:30 pm AEDT simply send an SMS to arrange for Dan to call you back. Alternatively, during office hours, call our Melbourne office on +61 3 9516 0100 or the toll-free number 0800 444 490.

Please include the reference LCMSSPECNZ1118 in communications relating to this role.

To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply Now‘ button then send your current resume and a covering letter to CS Executive Group.



CS Executive Group would like to thank you in advance for your time spent applying for this role.

Unfortunately, due to the large volume of resumes submitted to us on a daily basis, we are unable to acknowledge each application we receive. Only individuals receiving further consideration for their suitability for shortlisting as candidates will be contacted by our recruitment team.

Accordingly, if you are unsuccessful on this occasion, please note your resume will remain on file within our Talent Pool database—thus you may be contacted for other roles in the future.