Career Corner: 8 Jobs for Analytical Scientists in Industry and Academia Hiring Right Now


There are currently more than 80,500 analytical chemists employed in the United States—with more positions opening every day, according to Zippia’s 2024 analytics. Right now, there are more than 14,000 active analytical chemist job openings in the U.S. with the projected growth rate projected to increase by 6% from 2018–2028.

Below, you’ll find a selection of six open roles curated by the editors of LCGC International, for scientists working in pharmaceutical, instrument manufacturing, and more. Have a job you’d want to get the word out about? Send it to Aaron Acevedo, assistant editor of LCGC International at

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LCMS Field Application Engineer – Agilent

To support customers’ efforts with Agilent LCMS hardware and software, Agilent is looking for someone to join their Professional Services consulting team. This individual will join a professional team of Field Application Engineers who support customers in the United States and Canada. The engineer will be responsible for educating customers on the entire Agilent portfolio of LCMS hardware and software and help them develop solutions to their specific application and analytical needs. This role involves providing customers post-sales technical and application support on Agilent's LCMS (QQQ, TOF, QTOF) software and hardware products, delivering customized consulting and application support both remotely and at customer sites, and interfacing with customers to answer questions and provide training using Agilent LCMS products, among others.

Associate Scientist, High Throughput Automation - GSK

The associate scientist will be a member of a highly skilled team of scientists that develop and execute work packages that utilize automation instruments for rapid screening of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and intermediates to reduce design and process selection risks and enhance product design across all phases of development. This position involves executing standard work packages utilizing automation instruments to generate high quality and robust data to aid in the development of new pharmaceutical products and working with more experienced team members to develop new work packages and standardize existing work packages to meet evolving business needs utilizing a range of automation instruments.

Mass Spectrometrist - GSK

Also at GSK, this position is a highly collaborative scientific role in chemistry that allows you to impact scientific strategy and accelerate R&D delivery. Responsibilities include planning, designing, and executing experiments using mass spectrometry (both LC-MS and GC-MS qualitative) to further the course of discovery and development projects. Additionally, this individual must ensure appropriate use of mass spectrometry to define control strategies for new chemical entities (NCEs) and explore and implement innovative research areas or apply innovative solutions to project problems

Associate Scientist, I - Analytical R&D - AbbVie

AbbVie’s Small Molecule Chemistry and Manufacturing Control (CMC) Development, Analytical Research & Development team focuses on utilizing measurement scientists of analytical chemistry to inform the development of new chemical entities and the associated formulations dosed in a preclinical and clinical setting across a wide range of pipeline programs. The group is highly cross-functional and works closely with internal Analytical R&D colleagues as well as colleagues within Discovery, Process Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Drug Product Development. Key responsibilities for this role include performing method development and execution of methods for the characterization and development of small molecule active pharmaceutical ingredients, intermediates, starting materials, preclinical formulations, and accelerated stability samples, efficiently processing and visualizing analytical data and summarizing basic trends within the data, and maintaining and keeping an accurate laboratory notebook with high attention to detail.

Scientist II - Magnit

The Bioconjugation and Delivery group in the Protein Sciences organization at Genentech is responsible for the design and generation of new therapeutic modalities that combine the engineering and analytical principles of multiple scientific disciplines. With this listing, Magnit is searching for a talented early-in-career scientist to join its team by learning and applying advanced bioconjugation techniques with precise analytical characterization. This position will offer hands-on experience in drug development, including protein bioconjugation. Key responsibilities include:

  1. Bioconjugation of proteins utilizing chemical and enzymatic conjugation methods, including reaction design and optimization.
  2. Development, optimization, and implementation of purification protocols of bioconjugates using common protein purification techniques.
  3. Analytical characterization of reaction mixtures and purified conjugates employing chromatographic techniques (e.g. SEC, HIC, IEX), SDS-PAGE, colorimetric assays, as well as 1D and 2D mass spectrometry.

Scientist, Quantitative Biomeasures - Pfizer

This opportunity involves the Biomeasures group in Pfizer Andover, which applies cell-based assays, proteomics, and quantitative protein liquid-cooled thermal management systems (LCTMS) to transformative mRNA/LNP, small molecule, and biotherapeutics projects. This role will primarily develop protein mass spectrometry and targeted proteomics assays to measure concentrations and turnover of targets of biotherapeutics in a variety of biological matrices as well as transgene protein expression from mRNA-LNP therapies. The selected applicant must display particular interest and expertise in sample preparation and enrichment techniques including protein and peptide immunoaffinity in conjunction with LCMS using high resolution and triple quadrupole MS or ligand binding assays (LBA).

Visiting Assistant Professor 129230 - University of West Florida

The Chemistry Department at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL is seeking candidates with expertise in any area of Chemistry for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor appointment starting August 2024. The successful applicant will be expected to provide exceptional instruction at the undergraduate level, with teaching assignments being in the areas of General Chemistry and related fields.

Full-time Lecturer - Chemistry and Biochemistry - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department in the Bailey College of Science and Mathematics at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is hiring one or more full-time lecturers for two-year contracts, with appointments beginning September 16, 2024, and ending June 13, 2026. The bulk of teaching assignments will be in introductory chemistry or organic chemistry for majors and non-majors, with the potential for other assignments. Qualified candidates from all disciplines of chemistry are invited to apply. Finalists may be asked to submit a video lesson of their teaching. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of (or potential for) excellence in teaching. Teaching effectiveness, understanding of the teaching and learning process, and currency in the subject matter of teaching assignments are all important aspects of the lecturer position.


(1)Job Outlook for Analytical Chemists in the United States. Zippia 2024. (accessed 2024-6-26)

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