Metabolite Identification Specialist

Nottingham, ENG

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Metabolite Identification Specialist to join our client's team. As a key member of the research team, you will be responsible for designing and implementing metabolite identification strategies for drug discovery and development projects.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in mass spectrometry-based metabolite identification and will play a critical role in advancing drug discovery programs.

Our client is an award-winning provider of fully integrated drug discovery research programmes to the global pharmaceutical industry. Its mission is to help researchers develop new medicines by connecting them with the right collaborators and funding opportunities. Their team of experts works with scientists, clinicians, and businesspeople across all stages of drug development to ensure that their discoveries are turned into effective treatments as quickly as possible.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement mass spectrometry-based metabolite identification strategies to support drug discovery and development projects.
  • Analyse and interpret data from LC-MS/MS and related platforms to identify metabolites and their structures.
  • Collaborate closely with other scientists in the drug discovery and development teams to advance projects towards milestones.
  • Maintain detailed records of all experiments and results and ensure the accuracy and completeness of all data.
  • Keep up to date with the latest scientific and technological advances in the field of metabolite identification and contribute to the development of new techniques and methodologies.
  • Effectively communicate results and conclusions to project teams and management.


  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or related field with a focus on mass spectrometry-based metabolite identification.
  • Expertise in mass spectrometry-based metabolite identification, including the use of LC-MS/MS and related platforms.
  • Expertise in bioanalytical method development supporting in vitro and in vivo DMPK assays.
  • Strong knowledge of drug discovery and development processes.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • Experience in supervising and mentoring junior scientists.

What will you get:

  • Employee training and development
  • Comprehensive benefits package, competitive salaries, and annual merit raises
  • Bonus scheme, a well-regarded pension plan, and private medical insurance

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