Summary:Applies professional scientific knowledge and techniques research or testing programs. Performs well-defined tasks ranging from simple to moderate complexity within a specific scientific discipline. May be required to coordinate the assignment with others working on related phases of a problem. Must use judgment to evaluate and adapt laboratory requirements/guidelines to customer specifications and testing needs. The Scientist II should have practical experience with analytical techniques including GC, GC/MS, HPLC, ICP-AES, SEM, XPS and other instruments of analysis. Experience should include method development and light maintenance of these instruments.Because of the critical nature of the support provided, extended working hours (including shift work, weekends and holidays) are often mandatory.
Independence:The Scientist II operates with a degree of independence under established policies and procedures. Normally receives limited guidance from other senior scientists to ensure coordination of efforts with others working on related phases of the program. Maintains contact with other laboratory professional/scientific personnel routinely, infrequent technical liaise with customers or their representatives.
Major Duties:Preforms benchtop chemistry, titration, chemical batch make-up, etc. Familiarity with microscopy, gas and liquid chromatography (GC, GC/MS, HPLC), FTIR and UV-Vis Spectroscopy, and other analytical instrumentation.
Performs professional assignments within a specific scientific discipline. Applies scientific knowledge and methodology to experiments or studies designed to yield solutions to testing or development problems.
Evaluates, and implements process plans and methods for techniques suitable for day-to-day use on a routine basis. These techniques may involve adaptation of classical techniques to new situations, or new approaches.
Conducts assigned experiments or studies in a specific scientific field working independently or with others assigned to a project.
Guides and trains assigned personnel as required and advises supervisory personnel as to their progress.
Reviews the results of tests in relation to the reliability, completeness, and accuracy of the test and methods employed. Submits dispositions relative to the results of this analysis.
Performs light repairs, maintenance, and preventive maintenance on complex equipment as necessary to keep in good stable working condition. Collaborates with colleagues in methods development and validation.
Must be able to lift and carry 30 – 40 lbs.
This position requires a Bachelor of Science in chemistry or a related field degree with 5 years’ experience, or a Master of Science with 1 year of direct experience in assigned duties. Time in grade relevant to the A2R progression cycle may also apply. Knowledge of chemical principles, theories, practices, and established methodology sufficient to perform chemical analyses on a wide variety of samples. Must be competent in developing, modifying and writing methods and procedures. Must be proficient in using MS Office products.
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