ICP Developmental Chemist in Mooresboro, NC at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 4/23/2018

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Job Description

Our client is a leading U.S. producer of specialty zinc and zinc-based products and a leading recycler of electric arc furnace dust.  We are currently seeking an experienced Development Chemist.

Please contact Dave Hurt at 980-938-7295 or dhurt@apexlifesciences.com

The Development Chemist uses independent initiative in developing new analytical methods, modifying existing methods, implementing the use of new instrumentation, and training of new personnel in the use of methods and instrumentation. This position defines and develops the necessary quality control as part of each new procedure to insure accuracy and precision in analytical measurements. This position also has the responsibility of performing accurate chemical and instrumental analyses on non-routine samples in support of product or process development, 

Job Requirements: 

Strong experience with ICP, ICP-MS, ICP-OES, and AA highly preferred!!!
Develops, tests and publishes new analytical methods Reviews and modifies or revises existing analytical methods as needed. 
Sets up instruments, writes standard operating procedures and trains users on equipment and safety. 
Quality Control and Assurance 
Maintains knowledge of new techniques and instrumentation through reading, attending courses and conferences and by personal contact with other professionals. Recommends the purchase of new analytical equipment and procedure changes to help increase laboratory safety, quality and productivity. 
Maintains the analytical ISO records and training records as defined in ISO. 
Maintains NC Laboratory Accreditation records. 
Special Analytical Work 
When requested, performs or supervises specialized analytical determinations of a non-routine nature 
When required, troubleshoots instrumental as well as laboratory mechanical systems, making adjustments or repairs as needed. 

Knowledge & Skills: 

Chemistry and Technology 

BS Chemistry + 5 years’ experience role/responsibility as developmental chemist 
Knowledge of database structure LIMS System Operations 
Knowledge of classical wet and modern instrumental methods of analyses, 
Knowledge of methods of separation of elements prior their determination. 
Sufficient knowledge of instruments and peripheral equipment to be able to set up, operate, maintain and integrate into operation for daily use. 
General knowledge of NC plant operation, including composition of raw materials, products and by-products as a basis for proper method selection for analysis. 
Knowledge in developing new test methods or adapting existing methods to routine and non-routine matrices. 
Knowledge of hazardous properties of chemicals and the skill to employ safe laboratory practices 
Knowledge and skill in the use of statistics to monitor laboratory operations, interpret data and evaluate the precision and accuracy of analytical data and methods. 
Skill in oral and written communications, including the use of computers to coordinate responsibilities and transmittal of necessary information within the lab supervisory matrix 
Ability to instruct lab employees in the operation of new instruments and performance of new procedures.
Must have a valid driver's license.
Must be able to climb stairs. 
Ability to function in a team environment.