Providence St. Joseph Health

Job Information

Providence Health & Services Mass Spectrometrist in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Mass Spectrometrist - Medical Research (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR

We are seeking a Mass Spectrometrist - Medical Research that will establish assays and SOPs enabling impact across basic, translational and clinical research by providing expertise for discovery of immunopeptidome, human antibody detection, and metabolomics using patient samples.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Design, optimize, standardize and validate high quality mass spectrometry assays to monitor innate and adaptive immune responses

  • Maintain a laboratory quality assurance program including establishment and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for assay performance and laboratory equipment and instrumentation

  • Collaborate with the laboratory manager and investigators regarding experimental design; data analysis and interpretation; and preparation of grant proposals

  • Perform research concerning the development and standardization of mass spectrometry assays for innate and adaptive immune responses

  • Maintain technical currency, identify and assess developing technologies, platforms, reagents, and methods and deploy as appropriate

  • Ensure data is optimally organized, integrated and accessible to investigators, and that the latest and most appropriate analytic approaches are applied

  • Conduct operations of the facility within safety guidelines for instrument operation, as well as chemical and biological safety standards


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree in appropriate biomedical field

  • Five (5) years of experience

  • Experience with LC-MS method development, instrument setup and maintenance.

  • Experience with the chemical principles underlying proteomic sample preparation including proteolytic digestion and cleanup, off-line fractionation, affinity capture and other methods.

  • Demonstrated project management experience.

  • Ability to independently assess situation and make corrective actions

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Research

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 285506