Scientist I in Westborough, Massachusetts at Pall

Date Posted: 4/15/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: BIO000504

About Us

Pall Corporation is a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, serving the diverse needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry.

Pall Life Sciences provides cutting-edge products and services to meet the demanding needs of customers discovering, developing and producing biotech drugs, vaccines, cell therapies and classic pharmaceuticals. Pall offers advanced medical technologies, which are often a patient’s last line of defense from dangerous pathogens. Pall’s food and beverage products provide critical protection from contaminants during various manufacturing steps.

Pall Industrial serves a diverse range of customers in the microelectronics, aerospace, fuels, petrochemical, chemical, automotive, and power generation industries. Pall is a key supplier to the innovative and demanding semiconductor and consumer electronics industries, and provides filtration products used in critical applications on commercial and military aerospace vehicles. Pall products are key to the reliability of industrial equipment. Pall’s engineered solutions help municipal and industrial customers address mounting water quality, scarcity and demand issues, and help energy companies maximize production and develop commercially successful next generation fuels.

Headquartered in Port Washington, New York, Pall has offices and plants throughout the world.

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Position Summary 

Assigned responsibility for Gas Chromatography (GC) / Mass Spectrometry (MS) and Liquid Chromatography (LC) /MS analysis projects. Generation of test data to specified protocols.

Primary Responsibilities

Project/Test work
  • Perform GC/MS and LC/MS analysis projects/testing with minimal supervision. Write test reports.
Test preparation
  • Review job request, relevant MSDS and fully understand requirements in accordance with laboratory SOPs
  • Review timelines and discuss schedule conflicts or modifications with laboratory management (and project manager, where necessary) Document preparation appropriately using datasheets or laboratory notebooks
Performing tests
  • Perform test work according to laboratory request requirements. Record raw data directly onto datasheets or into laboratory notebook. Immediately notify laboratory management of any test delays, problems or deviations
  • Sample analysis, data processing and troubleshooting of methods.
  • Adhere to applicable methods, protocols, SOPs, safety standards, GLP and regulatory guidelines.
  • Sample analysis using GC/MS and LC/MS and data processing and interpretation.
  • Document all project work according to applicable SOPs, accurately record observations.
  • Perform method troubleshooting, laboratory investigations and data interpretation.
Test completion
  • Create an accurate and timely laboratory report reflective of the laboratory request requirements. Report hours spent on project
Supporting activities
  • Understand how various laboratory systems (including purchasing, calibration, materials inventory) are maintained. Responsibility for maintenance of such a system may be assigned
  • Assist with general laboratory housekeeping
  • Attend training courses as required
  • Follow assigned work schedule and meet expected target dates
  • Attend customer audits as required
  • Routinely suggest ideas and actions to improve laboratory efficiency
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of current regulatory issues and guidelines relating to the products being tested
  • Develop expertise by regular communication with other Pall groups
  • Support management in preparation for audits, including document review

Job Requirements


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related with 2+ years of experience in Analytical Chemistry or Master degree with 0+ years of experience will be considered.
  • 1+ years experience and proficiency with HPLC, GCMS or LCMS instrumentation.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with modern data acquisition and analysis software. Direct experience with Agilent and Waters software is highly desirable.
  • Good understanding of Chromatographic and Mass spectrometry principles
  • Experience in method development and validation is preferred.
  • Experience in wet lab techniques.
  • Problem-solving skills, attention to detail and ability to excel in a team environment.
  • Work independently and provide scientific analysis of data
  • Identify issues within a project and propose solutions based on current practices or ability to propose new ideas
  • Use independent judgment for individual daily tasks, require minimal supervision
  • Skilled in laboratory techniques and measurement methods
  • Practical ability to perform test work and execute work instructions
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Conversant with PC based programs

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.