Analytical Chemist Senior
VA Tech - Virginia

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The position requires knowledge of a wide range of analytical methods across several sciences. With this position, tobacco, forage, and small fruit samples are collected and analyzed for multiple components following appropriate procedures. The position will ensure results are forwarded to principal scientists in a timely manner; and, reagents and standards are stocked and kept current and accurate. The position will ensure that laboratory equipment is calibrated and maintained as required. It will ensure methods are obtained, developed, and implemented as required; and, standard curves and accuracy checks for procedures are done as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, or related field. The candidate must be experienced in analytical instrumentation, and problem solving; Possess excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills; Experience and training in general laboratory knowledge and in a lab working with wet chemistry analyses; Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, be motivated, and a self-starter; Experience using Microsoft Office and other software commonly used in an analytical chemistry laboratory; Proficient in operation and methodology for Foss NIR, Elementar vario Max CNS, and Ankon fiber analyzer; Knowledge in Good Lab Practice (GLP) guidelines and additional experience in Technicon Autoanalyzer methods and operation.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree in chemistry, biology, or related field; Experience developing, implementing, following, and/or improving laboratory procedures; Experience with routine calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment; Good mechanical skills, organizational skills, multi-tasking skills, and troubleshooting skills; Additional training or experience in molecular biology, applied livestock production systems, scientific writing skills, and/or statistics will be considered.

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