Chemist Job Description Sample
Every day, Kelly Scientific Resources connects scientific professionals with opportunities to advance their careers, and we currently have a contract opening for a Chemist near Northbrook, IL.
Ensure that all client requests are met in a timely manner
Ensure that all client requests for information pertaining to analytical testing are met.
Ensure that routine testing submitted by client is completed
Participation in departmental and/or company-wide projects designed to improve the nature of the client services
Provide crucial support to other Analysts
Maintain thorough knowledge and understanding of all general SOPs pertaining to the Laboratory
Maintain thorough knowledge and understanding of GMP/GLP and ISO requirements
Participate in the training of incoming analytical testing staff
Participate as needed in departmental efforts directed toward equipment maintenance, calibration, qualification and repair.
B.S. in Chemistry required
Thorough knowledge of basic analytical chemistry principles required
Good understanding of chromatography and the ability to troubleshoot
Able to write draft documentation for use as SOPs, worksheets, and study protocols required in the laboratory
Work with client procedures in specialized testing requirements
Use good judgement in performing testing work
Language and communication skills adequate for daily communication
Must be able to follow directions. Good listening skills essential
4-6 month contract opportunity
\t * Receives and organizes samples in the lab \t * Prepare and analyze samples and controls as per indicated method \t * Set up instrumentation as needed for analysis \t * Analyze data and enter results into Labware LIMS \t * Perform OOS/OOT analysis and reports as needed \t * Support validations via testing and data analysis based on validation protocols \t * Follow approved SOP's for services provided \t * Follow all EHS policies for required PPE and waste management \t * Maintain a record of all work via laboratory notebook as per GxP guidelines \t * Perform all work based on GxP guidelines
Job Requirements: \t * Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Material Science or related scientific field \t* 1-2 years working experience in R&D or appropriate scientific field \t * Ability to operate and maintain instruments via computer automation with little to no supervision after training \t * Thorough knowledge, understanding and application of principles, concepts and practices of cGMP/GLP guidelines \t * Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills \t * Application of principles, concepts and practices of cGMP/GLP guidelines
Why Kelly?As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including: \t * Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies \t * Career guides, information and tools to help you successfully position yourself throughout every stage of your career \t * Access to more than 3,000 online training courses through our Kelly Learning Center \t * Weekly pay and service bonus plans \t * Group-rate insurance options available immediately upon hire*Apply Today! \rWhy Kelly®? \rWith Kelly, you'll have access to some of the world's highest-regarded scientific organizations—providing you with opportunities to work on today's most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you'll be proud to help advance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 9,000 scientific professionals last year.\rYou pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world a better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today. \rAboutKelly Services® \rAs a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. \rKelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. ]]
Senior Analytical Chemist-Contract $78,960-$98,700 (TEMP to HIRE)
The Senior Analytical Chemist position will report into the Director of Analytical R D. The successful candidate will serve as a key functional core team member and will support or may serve in a lead role, and will be required to perform characterization work utilizing multiple analytical techniques, including proficiency with some of the following instrumentation
HPLC Lighthouse Headspace
Alpha Gamma Spec
UV Vis Infrared
Use analytical techniques to support R&D projects, customer complaint investigations, and analytical support for the Quality & Regulatory organizations. Types of samples expected are liquids, gases, and solids of radioactive and non-radioactive materials.
This role has responsibility for adding additional key analytical techniques to their expertise that provide back-up capability for the R&D organization.
Assist with method development and validation, as well as compendium assessments and verifications.
Support new product development and life cycle management of existing products as needed.
Achievement of a PhD, or Master's Degree with a minimum of 3 years of experience, or Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Life Sciences, or related field with a minimum of 5 years of industry experience required.
Radiopharmaceutical experience and pharmaceutical development (small / large / biological) experience highly preferred.
Pharmaceutical industry experience is highly preferred with a strong familiarity with cGMP, FDA, USP, NRC, and ICH guidelines.
Behavioral requirements for success in this position include: self-starter, strong work ethic, excellent written and verbal communication skills.
The successful candidate must have the ability to successfully support and potentially manage multiple analytical projects and contribute to team based investigations.
Standard office environment, coupled with approximately 80% time in radiopharmaceutical manufacturing and laboratory environments.
Must be willing to wear a variety of personal protective equipment.
Willingness to work in a team- based environment.
Close attention to detail required.
May be required to sit or stand for long periods of time while performing duties.
Must be able to work outside of regular work hours.
Willingness to work in plant producing radioactive materials and requiring all employees to participate in safety programs designed to minimize potential and/or actual exposure levels.
Responsibilities also include the ability to lift, walk, bend, stoop, push, pull, reach, and climb stairs without accommodation.
Must possess good hand-eye coordination.
Kelly Outsourcing Consulting Group has an opening for a Chemist at a top medical device client in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The role will position be eligible for medical benefits, paid time off including vacation, sick time and holidays and 401K.
Material Documentation Support the material characterization by:
Reviewing internal / external chemical characterization lab reports
Providing data quality assessments for laboratory evaluations and reports
Developing internal lab testing to support toxicological or general material evaluations
Creating / maintaining the chemical library within the materials database
Supporting various chemistry lab tests and required training of R&D Materials and R&D team members
Developing white papers to support biocompatibility, R&D Materials, and chemical characterization efforts for medical device regulation.
Support assessment needs of the R&D Materials team by:
Executing chemistry evaluations of product inquiries
Reviewing and investigating new / modified analytical techniques and their applicability to the medical device business
Providing analytical guidance and strategy in support testing strategies
Developing and implementing strategies regarding the expansion of organic materials testing, e.g. FTIR microscopy, ELISA testing, Raman spectroscopy, etc.
Providing cross-functional support for chemistry-based regulations,
Supporting critical R&D Materials team functions, e.g. material selection, component stability assessments
Being responsible for R&D Materials-centric equipment applications, training, and maintenance, e.g. FTIR, XRF, Raman, etc.
Supporting other businesses as needed and promoting the multidiscipline R&D Materials initiatives
Conducting a periodic reviews of upcoming chemicals of concern and their proliferation across the R-Spec portfolio
Creating strategies to develop new materials that proactively respond to pending chemical regulations and customer concerns. (Partnering with Materials Engineers, as needed)
Minimum a BS in chemistry or related field. a minimum 2-3 years' experience with polymers and/or in an analytical laboratory environment. Preference will be given to those individuals with analytical laboratory experience. The ideal candidate would have several years of practical mass spectroscopy experience, specifically in interpretation of results.
The candidate will be required to provide their own IT device for the assignment. WorkSpaces Virtual PC does not have any hardware requirements, it's all OS based.
Windows PC - Windows client application requires Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. MAC - Mac OS X 10.8.1 or later.
While workspaces is also compatible with Chromebook and iPad, IT does not recommend those devices for contractor/office use. Chromebook is not compatible with the client network and iPad does not currently have mouse support.
Important information: This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:
Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies
Career guides, information and tools to help you successfully position yourself throughout every stage of your career
Access to more than 3,000 online train
At Church & Dwight, we value talented professionals with a strong desire to make a positive impact in our company. As a rapidly growing organization, we are always seeking passionate and creative individuals whose action-oriented mindset will foster continued growth throughout our leading brands.
At Church & Dwight, we value talented professionals with a strong desire to make a positive impact in our company. Our R&D Team is looking for a Research Chemist whose action-oriented mindset will foster continued growth throughout our leading brands.
The Research Chemist will work with other researchers and multidisciplinary project teams to solve problems using various analytical chemistry techniques. The Research Chemist will use and sometimes develop analytical methodology to solve various technical challenges for product and process development scientists. The Research Chemist will be able to interpret and communicate results to various product and process personnel. The Research Chemist will also provide technical guidance to other chemists and technicians in the department.
What you'll do:
Must be able to independently carry out technical assignments, validate results, draw conclusions, and write technical summaries.
Assist product and process development groups in solving their technical problems using the results of appropriate analytical methodology.
Develop new analytical techniques for the quantitation of analytes, develop method validation protocols.
Assist product, process groups and manufacturing facilities troubleshoot product and process issues as they arise.
Develop QC test methodology for manufacturing plants and copackers, develop and execute method transfer protocols.
Develop and validate analytical testing methods
Works cross-functionally with R&D Formulation, Technology, Process, Quality and Manufacturing.
What you'll need:
BS/MS/Ph.D. in Chemistry or equivalent with 2+ years industrial/technical experience
Experience working independently with various analytical instruments in an industrial environment
Experience in analytical problem-solving
Broad, hands-on experience with analytical instrumentation and analytical instrument troubleshooting
Knowledge of good laboratory practices
Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals w/ Disabilities.
For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at http://www.churchdwight.com/.
Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at http://www.churchdwight.com/.
This is a senior level position that functions under general supervision. The position has responsibilities which include testing and participation in method development in the WOHL INORGANIC area of the laboratory.
This position is responsible for independently preparing and analyzing Industrial Hygiene related samples, as well as helping clients with industrial hygiene sampling and analysis questions. This position works with the team members to monitor the status of tests in the WOHL INORGANIC area.
The employee in this position is expected to use the tools and principles of quality management in performing their daily work including the following: Demonstrate exceptional customer service by establishing and maintaining effective professional relationships with managers, supervisor, coworkers, and all customers.
Provide constructive feedback for the purpose of continuous improvement in a manner that is supportive of the State Laboratory of Hygiene and its mission. Use data collection tools as appropriate. Use effective team skills to contribute to the efficient operation of the work unit.
Present ideas, carry out assignments, and provide information as required. Participate in continuous learning through professional development activities.
Knowledge of general, inorganic, organic, and analytical chemistry.
Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analysis principles.
Knowledge of instrumental methods of analysis.
Knowledge of quality control practices, statistics, and basic mathematics.
Knowledge of computer skills, their use and application to a laboratory.
Knowledge of theory and practice of laboratory safety.
Knowledge of principles and use of liquid chromatography (IC and HPLC) instrumentation.
Knowledge of principles and use of a UV/visable spectrophotometer.
Knowledge of principles and use of a Ion-selective electrode instrumentation.
Knowledge of principles and use of X-ray Diffraction equipment.
Knowledge of OSHA and NIOSH sampling and analysis procedures.
Knowledge of OSHA PELs, NIOSH TLVs, and industrial hygiene principles.
Effective use of quality principles and tools.
Effective team skills.
Exceptional customer service skills.
Effective interpersonal skills
As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employee must be able to perform the essential job functions as outlined in the position description with or without a reasonable accommodation.
This position is assigned to the the Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products Program, located within the USDA-ARS, Horticultural Research Laboratory in Ft. Pierce, Fl.
This is a term, time-limited appointment with an initial duration no less than 13 months and can be extended up to a total of 4 years.Learn more about this agency
Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:
Determining pathogen population in difficult postharvest stages including risk evaluation of the interface between field and packing line.
Determining critical points where decay and foodborne microbial contamination occur in the postharvest handling and marketing of fresh citrus, tomatoes, strawberries and blueberries.
Planning, conducting, and publishing research results and make presentations at scientific meetings.
Conducting postharvest quality and food safety studies and develop sanitation technologies of fresh fruits.
Developing and evaluating applications of a potent sanitizer, chlorine dioxide, under commercial packaging and transport conditions.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a US Citizen or US National.
Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Subject to satisfactory completion of a one year trial period.
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified below.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a degree in the fields of physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.
Combination of education and experience -- course work equivalent to a major as shown in above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
In addition to the basic requirement above, all applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:
Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are:
Qualifying experience for GS-11 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-09 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience performing basic molecular techniques such as DNA and RNA isolation, qPCR detection; participating in a microbial contamination research study; and experience improving crop or food quality and safety.
3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, if related.
A combination of education and experience
In this position you will be responsible for assigned projects and/or programs in support of analytical services, analytical method development, and quality assurance. Specific areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, the analysis of mycotoxins, pesticide residues, and heavy metals/elements.
Salary Information: First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lowest rate of the salary range for the grade selected.
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The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Plans, conducts, and reports results of programs and projects to deliver analytical services and evaluate the performance of analytical procedures and equipment
Designs and conducts experiments to evaluate the practical application of new and improved methods for the analysis of constituents in grain
Evaluates, analyzes, and interprets laboratory data to determine their validity and scientific meaning
Coordinates and conducts validation of new and improved methods according to the standard branch validation protocol
Maintains and verifies proper operation of laboratory instrumentation, and troubleshoots and/or repairs laboratory instruments as appropriate
Occasional travel - Travel for training and work assignments may be required
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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary period.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
US Citizenship is required
Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation
Successful completion of a 1 year probationary or trial period (if new hire to the Federal service)
This position is eligible for telework within the local commuting area of the duty location of the position. Employee participation in telework is at the discretion of the supervisor.
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by grade level.
BASIC REQUIREMENT: Degree: physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.
OR Combination of education and experience -- course work equivalent to a major as shown above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
FOR THE GS-09 LEVEL: : Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-07 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:
Performed established, standardized chemical tests and analyses on a broad range of food, drug, and/or cosmetic samples in a laboratory setting.
Assisted with experimental design related to the development of new analytical methods.
Be able to use analytical instrumentation for the trace analysis (part per million or lower) of chemical constituents in grain or grain-related matrices
Communicating, verbally and in writing, regarding operational capabilities and limitations of the latest analytical techniques to senior scientists
OR 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree in a field of study related to the position such as physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering or master's in the fields listed or equivalent graduate degree in the fields listed.
FOR THE GS-11 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-09 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:
The ability to perform the full range of duties involved in the chemical analysis of cereal grains, oilseeds, commodities and related products
Assisted with experimental design related to the development of new analytical methods
Communicating, verbally and in writing, regarding operational capabilities and limitations of the latest analytical techniques to the Division staff, other Federal agencies, commercial trade, technical committees, and subordinate laboratory staff
Using gas chromatography or liquid chromatography coupled with single-stage or tandem mass spectrometry for the quantitative, trace analysis (part per million or lower) of chemical constituents in grain or grain-related matrices.
OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree in a related field such as physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering or Ph.D. in the fields listed or equivalent doctoral degree in the fields listed.
TRANSCRIPTS are required. This position requires specific coursework or a degree in a specific field to be basically qualified. This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university.
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-9/11GRADE LEVEL: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level. To learn more about combining education and experience for this series, click the following: Combining Education and Experience for Professional and Scientific Positions
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Please see above for education qualification information.
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Chemist, Allison Park, Pennsylvania
Kelly Services is seeking a Chemist for one of our top clients in Allison Park, Pennsylvania.
Length: 6 Months (Contract W2)
Pay Rate: $15.00/hr. (W2)
Shift: Afternoon Shift - 2pm to 10:30pm
The successful candidate will utilize Analytical chromatography techniques for supporting new product development efforts for coatings and chemical products business units. Responsibilities will include
sample preparation, data collection, data interpretation, and quantitative report writing. Candidate must take initiative, be able to work independently, work well in a team, have good problem-solving skills, and be able to clearly communicate findings both verbally and through written reports.
Experience and Education:
- BS degree in Chemistry with 0-5 years' experience.
Functional and Technical Skills
The successful candidate must be experienced in analytical instrumentation, careful sample preparation, and problem-solving techniques.
Previous experience with chromatography methods (GC, HPLC, or GPC) is desired.
The candidate must also possess good writing and interpersonal skills as well as organizational and multi-tasking abilities.
Good communication skills are required including the ability to effectively write reports and give presentations.
The ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with internal and external customers is critical.
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Entry Level Chemists - Houston, Texas
Kelly Scientific Resources is currently seeking Entry Level Chemists for current and future openings at our top clients in Houston, TX.
As an Entry Level Chemist, you will conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in our client's chemistry laboratory for quality / process control or to develop new products / knowledge.
Additional Job Responsibilities:
Analyzing organic or inorganic compounds to determine chemical or physical properties, composition, structure, relationships, or reactions
Preparing test solutions, compounds, or reagents to conduct tests
Following laboratory safety procedures to ensure compliance with standards
Reporting analytical results from testing procedures into MS Excel, LIMS, or other database
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry
Computer proficient, especially with Microsoft Office products
Excellent communication skills and strict attention to detail will be keys to success in this role.
If you have a BS/BA degree in Chemistry please submit your resume for consideration.
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