Environmental Chemist in Ashland, VA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 5/14/2018

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    Ashland, VA
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Job Description

Looking for a Water Environmental Chemist ( Water, Wastewater, Sludge) 

GENERAL INFORMATION RELATING TO THE POSITION As part of the end client the Innovation, Development, and Advanced Services Center (IDEAS), focusing on research and development of new and innovative water/wastewater treatment solutions, is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill their Project Chemist position (contractor basis). Under the direction of the IDEAS Laboratory Manager and the Principal Project Chemist, the qualified applicant will provide functional and technical assistance in the laboratory including performing chemical and biological analyses, conducting research both in the laboratory and field, set up and execution of sampling and testing programs, applies knowledge of principles and practices of chemistry, biology, microbiology and mathematics required in an analytical laboratory setting, use standard good laboratory practices and QA/QC procedures, and other applicable standards to collect and analyze samples of water, wastewater, and industrial process water for a variety of environmental test conditions.


  • Responsible for performing basic and instrumental laboratory analyses as associated with water and wastewater treatment;
  • Wet chemistry analyses including colorimetric, titrations, gravimetric, and microbial analysis
  • Instrumental analyses via UV/VIS, ICP, ICP/MS, TOC, GC, GC/MS, IC, Lachat Flow Analyzer, and AFS;
  • Perform proper maintenance and calibration procedures for analytical instrumentation
  • Provide analytical support for both business groups including sales & marketing and research & development
  • Maintain all laboratory operations in accordance to the quality assurance plan including maintenance and equipment logs
  • Prepare and write technical papers and reports
  • Adheres to all Treatment Solutions safety requirements and procedures


  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry preferred; Chemical engineering, biology, or environmental science acceptable;
  • Three to five years’ experience in an environmental laboratory setting preferred; water and wastewater treatment experience with a knowledge of sludge treatment preferred; experience in a municipal water and/or wastewater treatment plant laboratory is preferred as well;
  • Technical understanding & working knowledge of applicable instrumentation & Standard EPA methodologies related to water and wastewater treatment;
  • Proficiency in both verbal and written communication, inclusive of working knowledge of Microsoft
  • Office (MS Office) tools.
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Planning & organization skills
  • Strong Trouble-shooting skills
  • Strong Team orientation
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Self-motivated & creative
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Ability to stand up to 8 hours, bend, stoop, reach, and twist during various tasks throughout the day
  • Ability to lift up to 70lbs

Immediately Hiring Please send your resume to MDougherty@apexlifesciences.com with 830889 in the subject line.

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