Mass Spectrometry Data Analyst - Contract -

Working from Home
Oct 07, 2021
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit

The Bioinformatics and Data Science team at GRAIL is recruiting for a temporary contractor to focus on the computational analysis of mass spectrometry data. The mass spectrometry analyst will demonstrate proficiency in standard methods for mass spec QC, batch effect normalization, and case/control cohort analysis.

Functional Duties:
> - Perform QC and exploratory data analysis LC-MS/MS data
> - Evaluate MS1 signal for evidence of specific protein signatures
> - Document code and results for dissemination to a wider audience.

Required skills:
> - Expertise in computational proteomics using data acquired through LC-MS
> - Strong grasp of best practices of MS data analysis and usage of common packages/algorithms
> - Familiarity with MS1 spectral data analysis
> - Ability to communicate methods and findings through written documentation and oral presentation
> - Proficiency in R (preferred) or Python
> - Familiarity with version control (git) and distributed computing preferred

Nice to have skills:
> - Graduate student or Postdoctoral Fellow who is independently motivated and curious about career opportunities in biotechnology.

Additional info:
This position presents an excellent opportunity to join a world-class team leveraging sophisticated cloud computing infrastructure, and unparalleled curated clinical data to discover novel biological insights into the detection of early-stage cancer.

Grail is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications, and advice from internal and external experts, GRAIL has made the decision to require all U.S. employees receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.

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