Mass Spectrometry Technician - Clinical Proteomics

Rapid Novor

Rapid Novor

Other Engineering, Data Science · Full-time
Kitchener, ON, Canada
Posted on Monday, August 28, 2023

Mass Spectrometry Technician - Clinical Proteomics

(Onsite - Kitchener, ON, Canada)

We are seeking an experienced Mass Spectrometry Technician** **with a background in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, or molecular biology. The role will be positioned in a regulated lab focused on providing reliable, accurate and timely results to doctors and patients. It will present a rare opportunity to gain experience in a clinical proteomics lab setting.

Rapid Novor helps researchers decode immunity so they can rapidly and effortlessly develop diagnostics, therapies, reagents, and treatments. Through antibody discovery and antibody sequencing services we have empowered thousands of researchers. The innovative next generation protein sequencing technology we’ve developed has the potential to unlock countless discoveries for human health.

Located at Catalyst137 - a world-class, growth-oriented, start-up and enterprise hub - our team members work with an array of experts in science and business, who will provide mentorship and coaching to the successful candidate, as they learn how to support the largest privately-owned mass spectrometry lab in Canada.


  • Operate and maintain MS and accessory lab equipment.
  • Perform quality control checks on instruments and equipment, troubleshoot issues, and calibrate instruments as necessary.
  • Conduct routine testing of samples in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Record, analyze, and report data using in-house and third-party software tools.
  • Ensure adherence to all relevant requirements of the QA system-high attention to detail is required to ensure that results produced are accurate and reliable.
  • Maintain and update all necessary QA documentation.
  • Provide support to the R&D team when necessary.
  • Participate in proficiency testing and audits to maintain accreditation and uphold the highest standards of quality assurance.
  • Maintain good laboratory records


  • Hands on experience with Orbitrap instruments and associated LC systems.
  • Post-Secondary degree in a related field: chemistry, biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology; Mass Spectrometry-based MSc (Preferred) or BSc.
  • Two (2) years post-degree lab experience in mass spectrometry.
  • Willingness to perform routine tasks while focusing on reproducibility and accuracy.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a team and to coordinate multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • Experience with proteomics sample preparation.
  • Experience working in a regulated/medical lab environment.
  • Experience with MS analysis of samples.
  • Experience beyond entry level will be considered.

This role is full time, 40hrs per week, onsite, and may require the successful candidate to work some weekends - we will give reasonable notice of any weekend requirements and flexibility to substitute with other days off later in the week


  • Impactful and lasting innovation.
  • Commitment to reliability.
  • Dedication to expertise.
  • Collective achievement and mutual respect.

Do you possess these qualities? If so, we want to hear from you!

All applications must be submitted through our careers page.

If you are seeing this posting through a site other than our Careers page, please visit ** **to apply.

We thank you for your interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Rapid Novor Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/ expression, transgender, family/marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, provincial, or local law.

We acknowledge and are mindful that our Kitchener, Ontario operations are located on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee of the Six Nations of the Grand River, and are within the territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We acknowledge the enduring presence, knowledge and philosophies of Indigenous Peoples living here today, and the continuing accomplishments and contributions Indigenous Peoples make in shaping the Waterloo Region.

Rapid Novor strives to create an accessible and inclusive application and selection process and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants who may need it. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please email

Rapid Novor is an equal opportunity employer.