Participate as a support chemist in team-oriented research projects involved with analysis of environmental samples at the US EPA Western Ecology Division in Corvallis, OR. These projects include the chemical analysis of fresh and brackish water, plant, soil, and sediment samples collected from natural sites and experimental tests. Perform the following tasks: 1) routinely prepare water samples for analysis; 2) perform chemical extractions and digests of samples following standard operating procedures 3) analyze samples with various methods using flow injection analysis, chromatography, IR, and active fluorescence, 4) prepare, refine, and revise laboratory procedures, methods, and SOPs; 5) assisting with quality control tasks and reviews; 6) build, calculate, maintain and review analytical results in large Excel data spreadsheets; 7) perform the verification and validation of data for reporting and summarize QC data 8) maintain laboratory records; 9) follow laboratory quality control, health, safety, and waste management procedures; and 10) perform other tasks and duties as assigned.
Minimum requirements include: 1) B.S. or equivalent in chemistry or other directly related field; 2) demonstrated ability to routinely analyze chemical constituents of large numbers (greater than 200 samples per month) of samples following standard operating procedures and applying the principles of QA/QC and Good Laboratory Practice; 3) ability to operate in a windows-based computer environment; 5) good written and oral communication skills; and 6) attention to detail. Preferred candidates will have 6 months or more experience: 1) operating analytical instruments following standard methods, 2) preparing laboratory reagents, and 3) performing QC tasks. Physical requirements include the ability to: 1) perform normal laboratory tasks in a fast paced environment, which include moderate lifting (20 to 40 lbs); 2) move about freely in a laboratory setting; and 3) work proficiently with computer keyboards and screens.
To apply, please prepare and attach a cover letter to your resume. The cover letter should address how you specifically meet each minimum and preferred qualification.
CSS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.