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Analytical Chemist 3

Omic USA Inc.
Portland, OR
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
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Position Title: Analytical Chemist 3

Department: LC Chemistry Laboratory

Position Number: JD-015

Reports To: LC Group Leader

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


OMIC USA, Inc. is an international Analytical Laboratory and is committed to global food health and safety through analytical testing we offer to our clients.


MISSION OF THE ROLE:

Analytical Chemist 3 performs an essential role to provide analytical services and results accurately, efficiently, and in a timely manner to clients through analyzing samples using MS, MSMS, HR-MSMS detectors and other new technologies, implementing improvements, stabilizing analytical processes, leading innovation, and mentoring and technically guiding other chemists to achieve the Company’s mission and objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Performs sample analysis as per documented methods and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). This includes but is not limited to:
    1. Using instruments with MS, MSMS, HR-MSMS orbitrap detectors and other new technologies, analyzes, interprets, and reports testing results, including QA/QC data.
    2. Enters data into the LIMS system for the tests performed and is responsible for the results.
    3. For non-routine samples, complex matrix types, and complex analysis (multi-screen test methods) should be run independently. Issues should be discussed with Group Leader.
    4. Schedules activities to provide an accurate and timely service to support business requirements.
    5. Ensures that the samples are extracted and analyzed in accordance with registered and in-house validated methods.
    6. Ensures that reference materials and working standards are maintained and documented according to relevant LABs/SOPs.
    7. Compiles and maintains Internal Quality Control (IQC) data for analytes tested and performs periodic assessments of recovery trends. Consults with Group Leader to determine cases where QC or analytical data do not meet acceptable criteria based on established procedures and suggests course(s) of action.
    8. Remains informed of hazards associated with chemicals, equipment, and their use in a laboratory setting. Works in a safe manner, using appropriate safeguards and personal protective equipment, to prevent injury to self and co-workers. Reports all accidents or unsafe working conditions to the safety committee or management.
    9. Troubleshoots issues with analytical procedures and coordinates with supervisors on resolutions.
  2. Troubleshoots and performs routine, and preventative maintenance, verification, and calibration of analytical instrumentation with Conventional, MS, MSMS, HR-MSMS detectors and new technologies in accordance with documented procedures. Contacts vendors and keeps Group Leader informed when external repair is needed.
  3. Develops and updates controlled documents and SOPs, ensuring that current versions are up to date and are available to Analytical and Extraction Chemists.
  4. Performs review on data packages submitted by other Chemists for quality, accuracy, consistency, and completeness and ensures proper procedures are followed for ISO17025 compliance as needed.
  5. Leads FDA studies and other client specific analytical projects.
  6. Leads R&D projects. Independently investigates, develops, and establishes improved or new method to meet laboratory and client needs.
  7. Coordinates new equipment implementation, instrument verification, and method optimization.
  8. Contributes to the continuous improvement of laboratory operations by proposing and implementing changes for improving extraction/analysis quality, increasing extraction/analysis method performance, reducing cost, or shortening extraction/analysis time.
  9. Obtains and retains an up-to-date knowledge of analytical techniques, equipment, and technologies. Participates in internal and external training. Participates in external professional and technical meetings for obtaining latest market insights, new technologies, and building networks.
  10. Supports Company and Laboratory’s mission and objectives by conducting market research, attending and joining associations, conferences, trade shows, seminars, and networking meetings with other companies and clients.
  11. Acts as technical resource for sales and client inquiries.
  12. Assists Group Leader with department’s budgets, new investment, and personnel planning.
  13. Assists in training and is a resource and a mentor to Extraction Chemists and Analytical Chemists.
  14. Supports Analytical Chemist 2 role as required. Acts as back-up for Group Leader in their absence.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising employee performance and assisting in career development; addressing complaints and reporting them to Group Leader; resolving problems.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

EDUCATION

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

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

None

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Successful experience in working independently, and thorough understanding of department specific instruments with conventional, MS, MSMS, HR-MSMS orbitrap detectors, and other new technologies’ operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Experience routinely analyzing large multi-residue pesticide screens such as QuEChERS and/or working with large data sets.
  • Analytical method troubleshooting and development
  • Successful experience of mentoring and training others, specifically experience training in extraction, analytical, and instrument methodology
  • Successful experience of collaborating with different business departments
  • Connected well with relevant external organizations
  • Familiar with the laboratory business environment
  • Improvement initiatives
  • Learning initiatives
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High emotional Intelligence
  • Good cultural awareness and communication with people who have diverse backgrounds
  • Experienced user of MS Office and Adobe Acrobat

PERFORMANCE FACTORS

  • Quality of Work
  • Communication
  • Adaptability
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Knowledge and Skills
  • Initiative
  • Dependability
  • Team Building
  • Development of People
  • Business Development

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write Standard Operating Procedures, analytical methods, reports, business correspondences, and additional laboratory documentation.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, and quadratic equations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to tasks such as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Successful experience in supervising a team
  • Experience with high resolution accurate mass spectrometry (HRMS) and/or cutting-edge new technologies
  • Experience with new instrument implementation and validation
  • Experience with sample processing and extraction method development, particularly for pesticides and process contaminants in food matrices
  • Knowledge of other relevant technologies and markets
  • Business mindset
  • Experience proposing new marketing initiatives
  • Experience working in international businesses

OTHERS:

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

OJT in understanding company operating systems, including the maintenance and operation of extraction and analytical equipment, and passing the Initial Demonstration of Capability (IDOC) for existing SOPs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be able to hear and understand instructions and handle items involving repetitive hand and wrist movement. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Works in a laboratory using analytical equipment. Employee may have exposure to hazardous chemicals and solvents. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or remove work assignments. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the employee nor the company to just the work identified. It is OMIC USA Inc.’s expectation that each employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the Company and each employee is adhering to the Company’s policy set up in the Company’s Employee Handbook.


Omic USA Inc.

Address

Portland, OR
97210 USA

Industry

Science

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