Postdoc Analytical chemistry LC-MS/MS; GC-MS

ABF is a certified bioanalytical contract research laboratory with almost three decades of experience in method development, validation and application in the field of biomarkers and biomonitoring. The lab has particular experience in the analysis of compounds within clinical and toxicological studies using GC-MS und LC-MS/MS.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to perform development/improvement of either new analytical methods or existing methods by means of state-of-the-art mass spectrometry techniques (GC-MS, LC-MS/MS). The work is focused on methods for biomarkers of exposure to toxic chemicals in different biological matrices like urine or plasma.


  • Applicants should possess a PhD-degree in analytical chemistry or related relevant fields with a strong background in mass spectrometric techniques (preferably GC-MS and LC-MS/MS).
  • Experience in extraction methods for biological sample material (plasma, urine, saliva etc.)
  • Experience in analytical method development and validation within a regulated environment (GLP, ISO 17025)
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Highly motivated team player who also can work independently
  • Knowledge in biostatistics is a plus
  • Creative thinking, self-motivated and organized

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following tasks:

  • Ability to develop and validate new analytical methods (including sample clean up, chromatography and data analysis) by means of LC-MS/MS and/or GC-MS
  • Ability to optimize existing analytical methods with the focus on sensitivity and sample throughput
  • Responsibilities in our internal QM-system (ISO 17025, GLP)
  • Supporting our routine analysis platforms
  • The publication of results belongs to your tasks and will be supported


The position is initially limited to two years with possibilities of extension. The salary is according to TV-L.

Please provide an introductory letter including your research interests and a publication list with your application, which should be submitted preferably via email as one single PDF file to:,,



Praktikant/in oder Werksstudent/in (Studiengang Chemie, Biochemie, Chemieingenieur, Bioanalytik Universität/Hochschule)


Zur Verstärkung unseres Laborteams suchen wir ab sofort Praktikanten und Werksstudenten mit dem Schwerpunkt instrumentelle Analytik.


Ihre Aufgabe

  • Mitarbeit bei der Durchführung von LC-MS und GC-MS-Analysen aus unterschiedlichen Matrices (z.B. Urin, Plasma/Serum, Speichel)
  • Nach erfolgreicher Einarbeitung selbständige Durchführung von Probenvorbereitungen gemäß interner SOPs und den regulatorischen Anforderungen (FDA Guidelines)

Ihr Profil

  • Studium Chemie-/Chemie-Ing.-Studium (Uni, Hochschule, Technische Hochschule)
  • Kenntnisse in instrumenteller Analytik sind wünschenswert: GC-MS sowie LC-MS/(MS)
  • Teamfähigkeit, eigenverantwortliches Arbeiten
  • Technisches Geschick im Umgang mit LC- und GC-MS-Geräten
  • Wissenschaftlicher, akkurater Arbeitsstil sowie Eigeninitiative

Bewerbungen (vorzugsweise per e-mail) richten Sie bitte an:

ABF Analytisch-Biologisches Forschungslabor GmbH
Prof. Gerhard Scherer / Dr. Max Scherer / Dr. Nikola Pluym
Semmelweisstraße 5
82152 Planegg
Tel: 089-535395