Water Quality Chemist (Metals Analysis, ICP. GC/MS) in Silver Spring, MD at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 10/13/2018

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Job Description

We are seeking a motivated Water Quality Chemist to join our team in Silver Spring, MD! (Waste Water, Drinking Water, ICP, ICP-MS, Hg Analyzer)

Position Summary:

Perform chemical and/or microbiological procedures (e.g., ICP, Hg Analyzers, ICP-MS) on drinking water and wastewater samples.  Work with the QA/QC team to uphold EPA standards throughout water sampling process.


  • Perform metal analysis and/or organic testing on water specimens
  • Use instruments for determination of microbiological organisms, physical properties, metals, and inorganic and organic chemical constituents
  • Tests/Instruments may include:
    • ICP
    • Hg Analyzers
    • ICP-MS
    • TOC Analyzers
    • Flow Injection Analyzers
    • GC
  • Review, approve, and enter all resulting data into LIMS system and other appropriate databases
  • Research new technological advancements for laboratory use
  • Conduct special research projects for Lab Director


  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, microbiology, biology, or environmental sciences
  • 3+ years of environmental laboratory 
  • ICP-MS for water or waste water metals testing
  • 1 year quality assurance program experience


  • 3 years of metal analysis using ICP, ICP-MS, and Hg Analyzers
  • 1 year in a QA/QC role in an environmental laboratory
  • Experience with the following software systems:  Thermo Fisher, Agilent, PerkinElmer
  • Experience with LIMS systems


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