908 Devices Inc. has developed an innovative suite of purpose-built handheld and desktop mass spectrometry, or Mass Spec, devices for the point-of-need. Leveraging our proprietary platform technology, we make the extraordinary analytical power of Mass Spec available in devices that are significantly smaller and more accessible than conventional laboratory instruments. Our Mass Spec devices are used at the point-of-need to interrogate unknown and invisible materials and provide quick, actionable answers to directly address some of the most critical problems in life sciences research, bioprocessing, industrial biotech, forensics and adjacent markets.

908 Devices is headquartered in Boston, MA, near the Seaport and has a satellite office in North Carolina and a growing population of remote staff worldwide.  

Position Summary:

The successful applicant will be the customer-facing expert on controlled substances for the Field Forensics Applications Sciences Team at 908 Devices.  They will be responsible for tracking and identifying trends in controlled substance seizures and enforcement through open-source publications, customer feedback, and personal expertise.  This position will be responsible for identifying key spectral library additions, providing oversite of new and existing applications, traveling in support of training, and always advocating for the needs of the customer.  This is remote position, ideally based in the Boston area.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Track and monitor emerging trends in controlled substances to guide the development of new and existing applications.
  • Review data provided by customers as a subject-matter expert to provide reachback analysis.
  • Collaborate with Product Management and R&D to prioritize target library additions, and review existing library items.
  • Support new and existing customers by providing training and applications support in the controlled substance space.
  • Travel to support customer training and applications as a subject matter expert.

Preferred Skills / Experience:

  • Knowledge of chemical analysis instrumentation, and interpretation of data (manual or computer-aided). Examples include mass spectrometry, Raman, and FTIR.
  • Knowledge of the chemistry of controlled substances or pharmaceuticals.
  • Concise communication of technical information in both oral and written formats.
  • Ability to engage with customers with varied backgrounds in a professional but relaxed manner.

Beneficial Experience:

  • Exposure to portable analytical systems
  • Mass Spectrometry (MS) Method development
  • Experience in or supporting law enforcement and law enforcement operations, or controlled substance-oriented public health applications


Bachelor’s or higher degree in Chemistry, Forensic Sciences, or equivalent experience

Physical Demands & Equipment Requirements:

  • Mixed travel (50%), office, and remote support
  • Ability to work in a field environment in support of customer applications