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Environmental Research Chemist

Kelly Services
Bristol, PA 19007
**ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CHEMIST/CHROMATOGRAPHER**


**Direct hire/salaried**


**Bristol, PA**


We are a world leading specialty chemical manufacturing company with products that serve the environmental, forensics, food and beverage, clinical, pharma, and cannabis industries. An opportunity has arisen at our corporate headquarters in Bristol, PA for an Environmental Research Chemist with a focus on sample preparation and chromatography (GC & LC), and who has a strong background in environmental testing (EPA methodologies), is research driven, a self-starter, and possesses excellent organizational and communication skills.


We are looking for an individual who is seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity in analytical chemistry that offers training and growth opportunities. This opportunity provides direct interaction with clients and customers to allow the Research Chemist to understand and address their needs as it relates to our products or other analytical challenges they are experiencing. If working with a collaborative team of accomplished individuals focused on solving complex technical challenges is of interest, we want to talk with you! Extensive GC-MS and/or LC-MS experience is required.


**OVERVIEW**


Primarily responsible for performing research and development related to environmental and food safety projects. Other responsibilities include providing technical support to customers and domestic/international salesforce, training of customers and domestic/international salesforce, publicly present applicable research at conferences and meetings, and troubleshooting analytical problems (internally & externally).


**Duties and Responsibilities:**


+ Plan and execute method development, method validation and method transfer studies; independently and as part of a team.


+ Develop new methods to address customers and/or clients needs or specific requests using existing sample preparation and chromatography products.

+ Assist in the development of new products that address customer/clients unmet needs.

+ Engage in complex conversations with clients (i.e. troubleshooting, method development, study designs, validation questions, etc.)

+ Provide technical laboratory support for research projects characterizing emerging contaminants in a variety of environmental matrices (e.g. drinking water, wastewater, surface and ground water, biosolids, soils, sediments and plants).

+ Evaluate environmental analytical data generated utilizing our consumables in an efficient manner in accordance with US EPA validation guidelines, and publish analytical methods to ensure data quality objectives are met.

+ Stay up to date with US EPA guidelines and industry regulations to ensure our products can be used in future EPA methods for environmental testing that involve the use of solid-phase extraction and GC-MS or LC-MS analysis, specifically relating to water testing.

+ Execute the QuEChERS approach for Food Safety testing when needed.

+ Operate and maintain analytical instruments including GC-MS, GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS.

+ Technically support and train both domestic and international sales force as well as customer base on published application notes and products with an environmental and food safety focus.

+ Execute presentations, training, and educational seminars geared towards the environmental market when called upon.

+ Assist Quality Control team when needed to assess the effectiveness and cleanliness of select consumables and sorbents that are commonly utilized in environmental testing.

+ Ensures compliance of company/client SOP, protocols, safety policies, methods, or other procedures with government rules and regulations.

+ Must be available to travel up to 20-25% of the time (as deemed appropriate while following CDC guidelines/protocols), to include applicable conferences and tradeshows, domestic/international customer visits, and distributor training.

+ Perform a variety of tasks simultaneously.

+ Other duties as assigned.


**Skills and Abilities:**


+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills; scientific writing experience preferred.

+ Positive attitude and the ability to work both independently and within a multidisciplinary group.

+ Must be a highly motivated individual, a self-starter, and be able to work under minimal supervision.

+ Comfortable with public speaking, to include executing or facilitating presentations as it relates to educational or training seminars.

+ Detail-oriented personality with the ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.


**Required Education and Experience:**


+ Masters in Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Science or Food Safety. Ph.D. preferred.

+ Minimum of two years method development and/or environmental laboratory experience _._

+ Extensive GC-MS and/or LC-MS experience is required.

+ Prior experience working with solid-phase extraction preferred.

+ Experience with the QuEChERS technique a plus.

+ Familiarity with US EPA Analytical Methods and US EPA validation guidelines for the analysis of drinking water, wastewater and solid waste extraction, specifically the 500, 600, 1600 and 8000 series, and the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR) program.


***Qualified candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. Local candidates preferred***


**Why Kelly** **** **?**


Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)

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Posted: 2021-04-05 Expires: 2021-05-06

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