Senior Scientist – Mass Spectrometry Research and Development

Job Description

Woodbridge, Ontario
PerkinElmer Health Sciences Canada, Inc.
501 Rowntree Dairy Road Unit 6
$ 75,200.00
1 September 2020
8 July 2020
Permanent, full-time


PerkinElmer is a global technology leader driving growth and initiative in the Environmental and Human Health Science markets. The company is a leading force in the development, production, marketing, servicing, and supporting of laboratory instrumentation and ancillary services throughout the world.


PerkinElmer, a global leader in technology is searching for an experienced research and development scientist to help drive innovative solutions in our Mass Spectrometry (MS) R&D team. The individual will become a key member of a group of senior PerkinElmer researchers and liaise closely with other scientists at PerkinElmer’s partners and collaborators. This position reports into PerkinElmer’s Global R&D organization.


This position is based in Woodbridge (part of greater Toronto area), Ontario, Canada, at 501 Rowntree Dairy Road, Unit 6 Woodbridge ON L4L 8H1.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·         Initiate, direct, and execute scientific research with an emphasis on developing next generation technology, trade secrets, and intellectual property.

·         Act as a mass spectrometry scientific expert within the R&D team during implementation and process confirmation phases, allowing thorough conceptualization and overall design and testing of new products.

·         Influence the scientific community and market via patents, publications, and conference presentations.

·         Provide research project planning and time estimates.

·         Evaluate competitive products and new technologies from research institutions, aiming to enhance future products.

·         Work with manufacturing, sustaining, and service personnel to improve quality, cost, manufacturability, and serviceability of products.

·         Demonstrate independent and creative scientific thinking, ability in solving complex problems, and resilience to setbacks and changes.

·         Experience and ability to lead and coordinate multiple collaborative projects in a cross-functional program team environment.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

·         Doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering, with strong computer and mathematics skills required, Postdoctoral fellowship is strongly preferred.

·         Knowledge of mass spectrometry theory and components and prior experience is a must (such as electromagnetic fields, ionization sources, mass analyzers (quadrupoles, TOF, and traps), RF systems, charged particle detectors and electrometers, data acquisition hardware).

·         Knowledge of Liquid Chromatography (LC) theory and components is a must.

·         Knowledge and experience in design and development of ionization sources for MS is strongly preferred.

·         Strong instrumentation design skills and troubleshooting ability.

·         Ability to make independent decisions.

·         Proficient programming skills in one or more industry standard computer languages or firmware.

·         Ability to read and understand mechanical drawings and electrical.

·         Ability to dissect problems and projects into manageable tasks.

·         Excellent group interaction and negotiating skills.

·         Strong written and oral communication skills.

·         Ability to plan and define research projects.

·         Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks with different priorities.

·         Previous successful academic or work-related experience mentoring peers is preferred.

·         Proven track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Company Operating Name: PerkinElmer

Business Address: 501 Rowntree Dairy Rd, Woodbridge, ON L4L 8H1, Canada

Terms of Employment: Permanent, Full-Time

Wage: 75,200 – 94,000 – 112,800 per annum  

Language of Work: English

Benefits: PerkinElmer offers competitive Group Benefit solutions via Canada Life/GWL. The plan includes Life Insurance/AD&D, Employee Critical Illness, Long term disability, Health Care and Dental Care plan. PerkinElmer offers a matching Pension Plan after a 1 year waiting period.

Mailing Address: PerkinElmer Health Sciences Canada, Inc., 501 Rowntree Dairy Road, Unit 6, Woodbridge ON L4L 8H1


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