Position Description

Trace Metals Scientist
Organization Eurofins Frontier Global Sciences, Inc.
Location CA, Davis
Job Code 15402
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Eurofins Frontier Global Sciences is an advanced analytical laboratory specializing in mercury, trace metals and metals speciation analysis.  Since 1991, our expertise in measuring trace metals in air, soil, water, sediments and tissues has produced innovative and reliable analytical methods that are utilized around the world.  It is our mission to provide our clients the highest quality, scientifically sound/defensible and cost-effective trace metals and metals speciation analytical data.  Frontier is proud to support private industry, government agencies and the regulatory community with metals analysis methods that we served to both help develop and validate, many of which are now EPA methods serving clients across the United States.

Eurofins Frontier Global Sciences is searching for an Associate Scientist – ICPMS in West Sacramento, CA.

This position is an entry level analytical preparation position.  The Associate Scientist performs a majority of sample preparation and light analysis of dietary supplement and environmental samples for trace metals determinations. The associate scientist interprets and manages data using LIMS, Access and Excel, ensuring that data meets all established QA/QC criteria and is made available to the Project Manager within specified time frames.

Associate Scientist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following :

· Using established procedures, prepare, analyze and document sample analyses using UV-VIS, HG-CT-GC-AAS, ICP-MS, LC-ICP-MS, and other methodologies.

· Perform and interpret required QA/QC procedures; recommend, perform and document corrective actions and possible impacts to data quality.

· Utilize computer software to prioritize work, track samples, acquire data, perform calculations and statistical analysis, and store data to meet established deadlines.

· Conduct review of sample preparation data including: checks for completeness, calculation accuracy, data interpretation and data quality objective coherence. Provide all documentation to Group Leader for peer and scientific review of data in a timely manner

· Manage inventory needs, assist in ordering of supplies, and maintain stock of all necessary components, supplies, standards and reagents

· Provide back-up assistance to other analysts and lab assistants when necessary

· Demonstrate proactive commitment and adherence to industry and company safety regulations and procedures

· Train coworkers in sample preparation and analysis, instrument operation and maintenance, troubleshooting techniques and data quality objective adherence

· Completes all training requirements and ensures they are fully documented and on file with Quality Assurance and Safety Officers.

· Responsible for completion of regular training and DOC under the direction of Group Leader and QA department.

· Responsible for regular update and completion of DOC (Demonstration of Capabilities) as outlined by department manager

· Participate in the development of new methodologies and instrumentation

· Constructively problem-solve work issues with team members and other lab staff

· Provide feedback to Group Leader, Lab Manager, Quality Assurance Officer and/or Project Managers about analysis, data, or other issues

· Stay abreast of new developments in environmental science and chemistry applications through reading, user groups and seminars

The ideal candidate would possess :

· 1 year of analytical chemistry experience preferred

· Excellent problem solving skills, detail oriented, ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, to prioritize tasks and work efficiently.

· Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to clearly explain complex technical issues to Project Managers and peers.

· Experience with LIMS software helpful.

· Willingness to put in overtime hours when necessary.

· Ability to perform basic math skills including multiplication, division and algebra, statistics background preferred.

Basic Minimum Qualifications :

  • BS/BA in Chemistry/Sciences with coursework in Chemistry

· Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Position is full-time with overtime as needed.  Candidates willing to work in West Sacramento, CA are encouraged to apply.

As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work.  We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.

To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website www.eurofinsus.com.

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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