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Battelle Memorial Institute GC/MS Environmental Analytical Chemist in Norwell, Massachusetts

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We are currently seeking a GC/MS Environmental Analytical Chemist . This is a position located in Norwell, MA


Battelle’s Norwell Analytical Chemistry Services Laboratory (ACS) is a nationally recognized environmental and agricultural chemistry laboratory that has specialized in non-routine analyses for government and industry since 1980. We are now seeking a Master Technician to support our expanding laboratory operations.

Candidate must display initiative, strong work ethic, ability to work in a collaborative environment and commitment to excellence.


  • Implement analytical methodologies, acquire materials needed, perform standard preparation and validation in accordance with regulatory requirements.

  • Independently analyze environmental samples by GC/MS, GC/FID, and GC/ECD, evaluate data for acceptability and produce data packages.

  • Enter data and observations into LIMS.

  • Conduct and document appropriate quality control and quality assurance procedures for monitoring and evaluating the quality of analytical data, recognizing and highlighting deviations from the approved methods and project plans.

  • Perform moderately complex mathematical calculations, data analysis, and data manipulations, and prepare data for study directors, principal analytical investigators, or project managers, as requested.

  • Operate, monitor, and perform routine maintenance on standard laboratory instruments such as HPLC, GC, GC/MS.

  • Prepare analytical standards.

  • Preparation of dilutions of analytical extracts.

  • Track project and personal progress against milestones and report deviations from plan to supervisor.

  • Assist in technical planning of analytical tasks. Encouraged to make recommendations and suggestions for solving technical problems.


  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry or other physical science, with eight to ten years of experience

  • Associate degree in chemistry and a minimum of ten years of chemistry laboratory work experience

  • Strong knowledge of GC/ECD, GC/MS, and/or GC/FID systems and operation.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of analytical methods and troubleshooting processes.


  • Knowledge of LC/MS/MS systems and operation.

  • Experience in the analysis of environmental samples by LC/MS/MS

  • Proficiency in Analyst® and Multiquant™ software platforms.

  • Proficiency in Chemstation® and Enviroquant™ software platforms.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

  • Understanding of EPA GLP guidelines and agricultural regulatory requirements.

  • HAZWOPER training

  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision or as part of a team


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle’s Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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