JRAD

Laboratory Chemist

Job Title:

Laboratory Chemist

Job Description

Geographic Location: Washington, D.C./National Capitol Region

Role and Responsibilities

  • Analyzes environmental and/or air samples for Chemical contamination
  • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment (e.g., Gas and Liquid Chromatography, MINICAMS, Mass Spectrometers, and performs basic maintenance and checks on common laboratory systems
  • Uses Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software for managing analytical data
  • Participates in laboratory proficiency testing activities and maintains QAQC records to include performance charts, control limits, and detection and reporting limits for analytical methods governing use of laboratory instrumentation
  • Maintains operator manuals and procedures, providing training to new staff in the operation and use of Lab equipment and LIMS
  • Meticulously adheres to laboratory procedures, data management practices and safety protocols in accordance with Laboratory Quality Assurance Plans and safety policies/regulations
  • Supports formal audits of laboratory quality control systems and practices, the inspection of safety practices and the development / update of Job Hazard Analyses
  • Maintains inventory of lab supplies
  • Mandatory laboratory operations schedule is 0500 to 1500 with occasional work schedule fluctuations outside of standard hours plus regular overtime required on weekends to meet high priority requirements

Required Skills

  • 1 year of experience with quantitative analysis of chemical warfare agents, and/or 2 years’ experience with screening environmental samples for toxic industrial compounds (TICs)
  • Demonstrated analytical laboratory skills as evidenced by participation in a Proficiency Test such as a Precision and Accuracy performance test or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and Power Point
  • Experience with laboratory methods, techniques, regulations, protocols, safety measures, laboratory instrumentation, and quality management standards (e.g., ISO 17025 or similar)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with LIMS software applied to support environmental laboratory operations (preferred, but not required)

 Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S.) in scientific discipline (chemistry, biochemistry, environmental science) from accredited college or university

 Security Clearance

  • Mandatory: Ability to receive and maintain a DoD security clearance
  • Preferred: Active security clearance at time of hire

JRAD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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