Water Quality Chemist/Microbiologist in Silver Spring, MD at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 8/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Perform chemical and/or microbiological procedures (e.g., GCMS, ICPMS, atomic absorption) on water and wastewater samples.   


  • Perform chemical, bacteriological, or biological tests on water and wastewater samples. 
  • Uses gas chromatographs, mass spectrometers (GCMS), spectrophotometers, or other advanced technical equipment to analyze samples for microbiological or chemical constituents.  Tests/instrumentation may include:
    • ICP/ ICP-MS
    • GCMS
    • Graphite furnaces
    • Flow Injection Analyzers
    • BOD, COD, TSS
  • Reviews, approves, and enters all resulting data into the LIMS system and all other appropriate databases; 
  • Participates in and oversees the preparation of samples for subsequent analysis;
  • Prepares and maintains reports to certify data and satisfy EPA requirements for environmental test procedures;
  • Assists in achieving compliance with new regulations that may affect the Commission’s water and wastewater treatment facilities;
  • Researches new technological advancements for laboratory use;
  • Conducts special research projects for the Operations Unit Coordinator/Laboratory Director.
  • Employee may perform other related duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, physics, or life sciences
  • 3 years of senior environmental laboratory analyses experience performing routine/wet chemistry testing, microbiology testing, and advanced analyses on water and wastewater
  • Thorough knowledge of proper laboratory procedures and good laboratory practices (GLP);
  • Knowledge of environmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), EPA Approved Methods and Standard Methods procedures, and MDE applicable regulations and guidelines;
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive analytical reports and to interpret test results;

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.