POSITION SUMMARY: The Scientist I is responsible for performing routine sample analysis, LCMS and/or ICPMS analytical techniques accurately and efficiently following SRL procedures.
REPORTS TO: Analytical Chemistry Supervisor, Laboratory Director-Analytical Chemistry
POSITION(S) SUPERVISED: N/A
CAREER PATH OPPORTUNITIES: Scientist II
This section is used to detail the functions/duties/responsibilities of the position and to initially assess the employee’s level of competency in each of the job functions as outlined.
Essential job functions are those responsibilities with greater than 10% priority weight.
All high risk/high volume and high risk/low volume areas will be reviewed on an annual basis on the employee’s Performance Development Map.
1. Performs production sample runs
a. Prepares solutions such as mobile phases and buffers
b. Performs validation experiments.
c. Works independently, plans and conducts laboratory work
d. Performs routine tasks with high efficiency
e. Trains and guides new testing personnel
f. Cleans laboratory glassware and helps maintain lab orderliness
g. Documents promptly and clearly all procedural processes
h. Performs automated and routine extractions
2. Performs LCMS and/or ICPMS analysis following specified SRL procedures.
a. Monitors LCMS and/or ICPMS system performance to ensure quality of results
b. Independently troubleshoots assays and instrumentation
c. Processes data following SRL procedures and guidelines
d. Makes and records observations and performs mathematical calculations
e. Maintains and calibrates instrumentation and equipment as required
3. Assists with administrative duties.
a. Files documentation associated with daily production runs.
b. Makes copies of relative forms used for production and validation.
c. Assists with maintaining laboratory inventory and requesting supply orders
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (REQUIRED/PREFERRED):
EDUCATION: Bachelors degree in a scientific field
EXPERIENCE: 1+ years laboratory related experience
0-1 years LCMS and/or ICPMS experience
0-1 years extraction experience
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to understand written and verbal instructions. Must be able to work well with variety of laboratory personnel. Excellent attention to detail. Basic computer knowledge. Must be able to work with frequent interruptions and fluctuations in workload. Ability to set and meet deadlines with high quality work. Ability to understand graphs, tables, charts and perform calculations needed for the task. Ability to follow and implement policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION(REQUIRED/PREFERRED): None required.