Aerotek Associate Chemist in Wareham, Massachusetts
Great entry level chemist opportunity available for a growing company in the Greater Boston area!
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 supervision.
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 laboratory equipment.
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 procedures.
Must become familiar with identifying equipment and study-related problems, bringing them to the attention of supervisor for resolution.
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 basis.
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
Top Skills Needed:
BA/BS - Chemistry Preferred
Additional Skills & Qualifications:
Equivalent to high school education plus 6 months progressive laboratory experience and responsibilities, or B.S. degree in a chemistry-related field, or B.S. degree in unrelated field plus 3 months applied experience may substitute for primary requirement.
Experience using and knowledge of following equipment: chromotography, GC or HPLC and/or Mass Spec, GC-Mass Spec, NMR, UV-Vis, trace level analyses, and familiarity w/GLPs
Next Position Level - Chemistry Technician II
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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