Laboratory Chemist

Employer
Volt
Location
Forest Heights, MD
Posted
Jul 30, 2018
Closes
Aug 13, 2018
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Volt is looking for a Chemist in the Washington, DC area. This position requires an active security clearance issued by the US Government. Analyzes environmental and/or air samples for Chemical contamination Operates and maintains laboratory equipment (eg, 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 requirementsRequired 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 (eg, 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 (BA or BS) in scientific discipline (chemistry, biochemistry, environmental science) from accredited college or universityThe geographic location is at the Joint Base Anacostia in the DC area with work hours from approximately 5am to 2 pm daily in a laboratory.VOLT is an equal opportunity employer.

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