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Scientist 1-Environmental

Pace Analytical Services LLC
Lenexa, Kansas, US
Closing date
Aug 18, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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NOW HIRING for a Scientist at our Lenexa Environmental Laboratory!

Pace's Lenexa Environmental Laboratory is a leading environmental laboratory located in Lenexa, KS and is a member of the largest privately held environmental testing agency in the country. We are adding a full-time Scientist to our Volatiles Department!

Why Work at Pace:

Mission Statement: Working together to protect our environment and improve our health.

Benefits start first of the following month you start!

Competitive salaries

Medical, Dental, & Vision

401K Retirement Plan with a company match

Employee Referral - refer someone, if they are hired and stay 6 months, you earn a $500 bonus

Paid Vacation, Sick, Volunteer Time & Holidays

Employee Assistance Program

Wellness Program



Life, disability and voluntary benefits

Tuition Reimbursement

Employee Recognition Program


Monday-Friday; Full-Time

Opportunity available for paid overtime

Tasks for the day:

Provides fundamental analysis in support of standard testing materials, products and/or devices utilizing standard analytical instrumentation.

Provides fundamental review, analysis, interpretation and documentation of testing results.

Overseeing or reviewing, completing and processing various types of standard chemistry/biochemistry forms, documents, databases, and related materials and information.

Cleans, maintains, prepares and calibrates equipment, samples, and related areas.

Using up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects

Additional Duties as required

Attention to detail and teamwork are key!


Bachelor's degree in chemistry/biochemistry, or a closely related field

Required Knowledge and Skills

Required Knowledge:

Fundamental principles, practices and techniques of chemistry/biochemistry.
Standard understanding of the administration and oversight of chemistry/biochemistry programs, policies and procedures.
Fundamental methods to resolve chemistry/biochemistry problems, questions and concerns.
Standard understanding of applicable chemistry/biochemistry laws, codes and regulations.
Understanding of standard testing tools, instruments and calibration.
Computer applications and systems related to the work.
Principles and practices to serving as an effective project team member.
Methods to communicate with staff, coworkers, and customers to ensure safe, effective and appropriate operations.
Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Required Skills:

Performing fundamental professional-level chemistry/biochemistry duties in a variety of assigned areas.
Overseeing and administering standard chemistry/biochemistry functions.
Training others in policies and procedures related to the work.
Serving as a team member and the development and management of projects.
Operating in a both a team and individual contributor environment.
Interpreting, applying and explaining applicable laws, codes and regulations.
Preparing fundamental functionals reports, correspondence and other written materials.
Using initiative and independent judgment within established department guidelines.
Using tact, discretion and prudence in working with those contacted in the course of the work.
Performing effective oral presentations to large and small groups across functional peers and the department.
Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of individuals contacted in the course of the work.


The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility to work in a lab and office setting, use standard office and lab equipment and stamina to sit for extended periods of time; exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects; vision to read printed materials and computer screens; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.


Work is performed in a lab and office setting. Work is subject chemicals, fumes, gasses, noxious odors and related items in a lab setting.

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