Aerotek Associate Chemist & Assistant - Multiple Openings in Wareham, Massachusetts
Position is expected to perform a variety of routine tasks and
often complex and difficult procedures independently and under supervision, in
support of the conduct of normal laboratory operations. Individual is expected
to detect and report problems in standardized procedures due to instrumental,
sample, or test system failures. Performs a variety of routine,
laboratory-based procedures. Responsible for understanding and routinely
performing applicable Standard Operating Procedures, study specific protocol
procedures and other laboratory assignments. This often includes recording
instrument and apparatus readings on standard forms, preparation of test
systems and recording and compiling laboratory data in real time in a complete
and thorough manner for individual assignments. Responsible for maintaining
cleanliness of the labs, storage and chamber areas as well as executing regular
maintenance/calibration of equipment used on a regular basis. Employee is responsible
for understanding and adhering to all safety and Good Laboratory Practice
regulations as well as company policies. Duties are performed with minimal
- Completion of standard procedures requiring precision and
accuracy in support of laboratory operations and projects, as outlined in the
department’s skill matrix for this job level
- Must be able to effectively use balances, meters, pumps, stir
plates, funnels, pipets, burets, heating plates, fume hoods and other standard
- Must be able to execute various glassware-cleaning procedures
used in the laboratory.
- Must be able to work with environmental samples such soils,
plant tissue, animal tissues, water, and sediment.
- Must be able to work with test compounds (including
radiolabeled materials), solvents, detergents, acids, bases, resins, silicones
and activated carbon.
- Must be able to keep detailed, organized records and complete
required documentation for the associated tests, in \"real time.\"
Must be able to execute Standard Operating Procedures.
Must become familiar with study protocols and testing
- Must become familiar with identifying equipment and
study-related problems, bringing them to the attention of supervisor for
Will assist in compilation of data books.
Data entry on a computer and verifying for acceptable
extractability and material balance, in real-time, and decide if a repeat
analysis or additional extraction is warranted.
- Must understand and execute appropriate disposal of liquid
and solid wastes.
- Be able to use a Geiger counter for laboratory wipe test and
checking for potential radioactive contamination.
- Must be able to travel to facilities outside of Wareham
laboratory to collect or process samples.
- Be able to perform duties with respirator on an as-needed
- Be able to work more than 8 hours per day, as needed, as
well as on weekend days if required.
Additional duties as assigned.
Ability to stand for long periods of time, function in a
noisy work environment with frequent interruptions, and to reach to low and
high storage areas and test systems
Additional Skills & Qualifications:
1) B.S. degree in biology, chemistry, or related field 2) six months
of laboratory-based experience or high school education plus at least three
years of laboratory experience 3) Excellent communication and writing skills
Position reports to a Biologist I, Biologist II, Research
Biologist or Management Designee. Position is expected to perform a variety of
routine tasks in support of the conduct of normal laboratory operations.
Further, individual is expected to assist in coordinating testing requirements
with supporting departments (i.e, chemistry staff, Quality Assurance, and
Performs a variety of routine, laboratory-based procedures.
Responsible for understanding and routinely performing Standard Operating
Procedures, study specific protocol procedures and other laboratory assignments
related to the testing that the individual is routinely associated with.
Incumbent is able to apply a collective set of SOPs in order to assist in fully
executing a study protocol. Often, duties include recording instrument and
apparatus readings, making observations of various biological effects in
exposures and compiling study data books. Incumbent will be introduced to
mathematical and statistical procedures used to reduce and analyze study data.
Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the labs, storage and culture areas
including maintenance and calibration of equipment used in any of these
settings. May require routine involvement in seawater and/or sediment
collection. Assignments are completed with minimal supervision. Assists with
organization, direction, and training of technicians. Assists in coordinating
internal requirements for testing (I.e chemistry support, Quality Assurance,
reporting). Employee is responsible for understanding and adhering to all
safety and Good Laboratory Practice regulations and company policies.
We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.
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