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LC Analytical Chemist

Kelly Services
Portland, OR 97240
**LC Analytical Chemist**

Portland, OR

We are proud to offer an exciting Direct Hire position to work as an Analytical Chemist for an Agricultural Testing Company. The Analytical Chemist provides high quality analytical testing services for clients by maintaining continuous sample flow, adhering to high quality standards, participating in R&D, and proposing better efficiency and services to achieve the Companys mission and objectives.

Schedule: Full Time (40 hours a week), Flexible hours between 7:30am to 6:00pm, Monday - Friday

Pay Rate: $21+/hr (DOE)

Job Duties and other duties may be assigned:

+ Performs all accountabilities assigned by the Group Leader, which includes but is not limited to routine extractions and/or sample analysis for assigned tests using GC-MS/MS, GC-MS, and traditional GC detectors. Analyzes, interprets, and reports laboratory results, including QA/QC data, using analytical instrumentation software and other programs including LIMS, Excel spreadsheets, etc.

+ Ensures that samples are extracted and analyzed in accordance with registered and/or in-house validated methods. Activities are scheduled to provide an accurate and timely service to support business requirements. Additionally, ensures that reference materials and working standards are maintained and documented according to relevant SOPs.

+ Compiles and maintains Internal Quality Control data for analytes tested and performs periodic assessments of recovery trends. Determines cases where QC or analytical data does not meet acceptable criteria and consults with Group Leader or other supervising chemists to determine course of action.

+ Performs routine maintenance and verification or calibration of analytical instrumentation and other laboratory equipment. Indicates when maintenance has been performed in logbooks as needed. Troubleshoots problems and performs minor repairs, contacts equipment vendors, and informs department supervisor when an external repair is needed.

+ Participates in the generation of documentation relevant to the Analytical Laboratory, ensuring that current versions are up to date and are available to Analytical and Extraction Chemists.

+ Assists with the identification of alternative test methods, work organization and/or equipment to improve efficiency and maximize throughput of testing in the laboratory. Investigates, develops, and establishes new and/or improved extraction and analysis methods as needed and/or directed by a Group Leader or Laboratory Manager to meet laboratory and client demands.

+ Remains informed of hazards associated with chemicals, equipment, and their use in a laboratory setting. Uses appropriate safeguards and personal protective equipment to prevent injury to themselves and others. Reports all accidents or unsafe conditions in the workplace.

+ Cross trains with other co-workers to be able to assist when necessary to meet analysis, extraction, and project deadlines.

+ Obtains and retains an up-to-date knowledge of analytical techniques and equipment. Participates in internal or external training as required.

+ Contributes to the continuous improvement of laboratory operations through participation in department meetings, input to management, and other available means.

+ As needed, performs review on data packages submitted by other analytical and extraction chemists for quality, accuracy, consistency, and completeness and ensures proper procedures are followed for ISO17025 compliance as needed.


+ Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Chemistry or related science from a four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

+ Two or more years of experience in LCMS

+ Experience with Agilent instrumentation

+ Experience with LC-MS, SPME and/or other analytical method development

+ Experience with sample processing and extraction method development, particularly for pesticides and process contaminants in food matrices

+ Experience working in an EPA GLP or other GxP environment

+ Experience working in international businesses and a good cultural awareness


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **Science & Clinical?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire industry experts just like you. Our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the worlds most critical challenges. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills, interests, and career goalsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background and education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get your expertise 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 Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
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Posted: 2022-08-24 Expires: 2022-10-24

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