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Mass Spectrometry Technician (Proteomics)

London (Central), London (Greater)
£37,337 – £42,099 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

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About us

We’re looking for an experienced Proteomics/Mass Spectrometry Technician to join the Proteomics Facility at King’s College London, Denmark Hill Campus. 

The Proteomics Facility specialises in peptide and protein analysis using mass spectrometry. It offers a wide range of services, from protein identification to post-translational modification analysis and quantification. Our mission is to advance biological understanding and train the next generation of researchers in this vital field.

About the role

The purpose of the role is to provide technical assistance and support to proteomic projects from King’s College London researchers and external organisations. This includes operation and maintenance of Thermo Scientific Tribrid Orbitrap mass spectrometers, sample preparation, data analysis and management, report writing and day-to-day operation of general lab equipment in the facility.

The successful candidate will deliver support in an organised, timely and efficient manner and be able to manage and prioritise their own workload. Strong commutation skills are a key aspect of the role, and the successful candidate will need to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, and external partners.

This role offers opportunities for development and growth and the facility is committed to supporting staff to reach their career aspirations.

This is a full time post (35 hours per week), and you will be offered an indefinite contract.

About you

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. BSc/MSc, or equivalent experience in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related subject with practical experience of working in a proteomics laboratory in an academic or industry setting.
  2. Excellent technical knowledge of Orbitrap Tribrid MS equipment and nano liquid chromatography or similar high-end mass spectrometers.
  3. Excellent knowledge of mass spectrometry data analysis, data interpretation and computational methods using software such as Proteome Discoverer, MaxQuant, Peaks, Scaffold etc.
  4. Experience in the preparation of biological samples to a high standard.
  5. Experience of calibration and troubleshooting technical problems with MS and LC & UHPLC chromatography systems.
  6. Excellent planning and organisational skills, with the ability to manage competing priorities.
  7. Detailed and focused approach, ability to record and manage data accurately, and in accordance with GDPR and legislation requirements. 
  8. Strong commutations skills and ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, clients, and industry partners.
  9. Good understanding of Health and Safety practices in a laboratory setting and knowledge of legal requirements and relevant policies, including the Human Tissue Authority Legislation and COSHH. 

Desirable criteria

  1. Familiarity or expertise in R, python, or similar languages.
  2. Able to demonstrate broad biology and proteomic skills.

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's. We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

We are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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