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Scientist - Analytical & Environmental Chemistry

Southwest Research Institute
Bexar County, Texas, US
Closing date
Dec 2, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Who We Are:

The Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Department provides analytical services in the areas of organic, inorganic, general, and radionuclide chemistries.

Objectives of this Role:

* Provide analytical and laboratory support according to established methods and procedures for a variety of programs.
* Organize and schedule tasks to meet requirements for several concurrent projects.
* Perform preparation processes, including extractions and digestions on various sample types.
* Assist senior scientists in the development, setup, and performance of non-routine, specialty analyses.

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:

* Operate and maintain laboratory instrumentation, including basic troubleshooting.
* Perform tests on client supplied samples, some hazardous and/or radioactive, according to laboratory procedures.
* Interpret and evaluate the test results and generate data reports.
* Prepare reference standards and client supplied samples for analyses.
* Setup and perform various chemical experiments, laboratory functions, and other tasks as assigned.
* Maintain complete and accurate documentation of laboratory records.
* Maintain clean and organized work area.
* Follow quality policies and safety procedures.


* Requires a Bachelors with a 3.00 GPA in Chemistry degree; directly related degrees with appropriate related experience may be considered.
* 1 years: Hands-on Environmental or Analytical Laboratory Experience, or other related lab experience with GC, GC/MS, HRMS, HPLC, LC/MS, ICP-AES, and/or ICP-MS
* Strong math, organizational, and communication skills
* Must have strong attention to detail.
* Must be able to work overtime and weekends when necessary to meet workload demands and deadlines
* A valid/clear driver's license is required

Special Requirements:

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas

For more information about this division, visit the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering home page.

For benefits information at our San Antonio location, click here.

For benefits information at all other locations, click here.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disabled/Veteran

Committed to Diversity in the Workplace
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