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R&D Chemist

We are seeking a full time R&D Chemist to join our team. The R&D Chemist will be expected to learn methods and become proficient in the MAI process from production of samples to technical report writing. The analyst will take on assigned R&D projects with customer-specific requests, research, design, and experiments needed for a new method, or enhancements to existing methodology within the lab under the direction of the Technical Manager..

Responsibilities and Duties: The analyst is responsible for preparing standards, assessing calibration data, analyses of samples, and data review.

Any analyses performed are to be done in accordance with prescribed EPA or other regulatory methods based on the department. Samples submitted are tested within appropriate hold times for all types of environmental matrices (drinking water, wastewater, soils, and other matrices).

Instrumentation would vary from GC-MS, HPLC, LC-MS or IC and other equipment types as necessary.

Any analyses performed are to be done in accordance with prescribed EPA or ASTM methods and based on department protocols.

Qualifications:

  • A four-year college degree in Chemistry or applicable laboratory experience.
  • Must have instrumentation experience with at least GC-MS and HPLC. LC-MS
    preferred.
  • Candidate will have good working laboratory experience using skill set on
    instrumentation to adapt to various projects with expedited timelines.
  • The candidate will need to possess high-quality technical writing skills for writing
    Standard Operating Procedures, method validation reports, and emails to clients.
  • Clear and concise communication with management staff and be able to verbally
    communicate with clients on projects at a technical level.
  • Multi-tasking is a must in the lab environment along with attention to detail in
    completing all tasks.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Familiarity with a Laboratory Information Management (LIMS) database would be preferred.
  • Good mechanical & and troubleshooting skills are an asset.
  • Teamwork-driven personality with a strong work ethic and desire to learn.

Salary range: $31 - $50/hour. Good benefits: Family flexibility, Kaiser Health insurance, subsidized dental, 401K, paid vacations and holidays, merit-based bonuses and raises, excellent work environment.