Associate Scientist
MRIGlobal - Kansas City, MO

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MRIGlobal is seeking a highly motivated person to join our team as an Associate Scientist. The position involves development and validation of analytical methods for characterization and formulation of chemicals, primarily small molecules. The ability to use a variety of analytical methods, such as chromatographic (GC, HPLC, UPLC) and spectroscopic/detection techniques (MS, UV, FID, FPD), is required. Experience or the ability to learn in this area is necessary. Activities may also include the analysis of test substances for EPA registration support for commercial clients seeking compliance with EPA FIFRA Good Laboratory Practice standards.

  • A minimum of a B.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or related fields. Plus three years of applicable experience; or
  • A M.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or related fields.

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience in the following areas is preferred:

    • Formulation preparation in various toxicological dosing vehicles, some preparations may include use of full-face respirator;
    • analytical methods development and validation;
    • chromatography and spectroscopy/detection, including HPLC (UV, fluorescence, etc.), GC (FID, FPD, ECD, MS, etc.) and LC-MS (ESI, APCI, etc.);
    • analytical instrument troubleshooting and maintenance.
    • Working experience with IT-data acquisition systems like Analyst, ChemStation, and TotalChrom;
    • physical and chemical properties testing

  • Experience in or knowledge of FDA and EPA FIFRA Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) compliant environments is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of common chemical characterization methods and their interpretation, e.g., FTIR, NMR, DSC, TGA, x-ray diffraction, would be beneficial.

  • Willingness to learn and work in a GLP regulated environment.
  • The applicant needs to know how to follow validation protocols and Standard Operation Procedures (SOP), handle laboratory projects and investigations, summarize, report and/or review findings, and perform daily tasks within laboratory to ensure compliance with SOPs and GLP.
  • Proven organizational and interpersonal skills, effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Problem solving abilities, creativity, efficient time management.
  • Ability to analyze samples, troubleshoot, and make basic repairs to laboratory instruments.
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking.
  • Effective working individually, in a team, or collaborating with outside groups.
  • Ability to meet client expectations in a timely fashion.
  • Well organized and methodical, yet flexible to changing priorities.
  • Work on time critical projects for the analysis of potentially harmful environmental chemicals.
  • Effectively build and maintain positive relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization.

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