Company Description:

A premiere analytical testing laboratory working on cutting edge and next-generation analysis methods to support the cannabis and hemp industries. This company is recognized and used internationally as a standard of excellence with one of the broadest accreditation scopes for services offered within the industry.

Title & Position Overview:  Data Analyst / Chemist II – Pesticide Specialist

Looking for a a seasoned chemist with substantial experience analyzing pesticide residues by analytical technologies including liquid and gas chromatography with MS x MS detection. Experience with Agilent and Waters hardware and software is highly desirable. The Data Analyst / Chemist II position requires, but is not limited to, strong mathematical and data analytical skills, familiarity with a wide range of laboratory methodologies, and at least 5 years’ experience analyzing data acquired from instruments such LC-MS, GC-MS, GC/MS/MS, and LC/MS/MS.  The successful candidate should be able to work independently, as well in collaborative groups; should be adept with hardware maintenance and repair; and should be comfortable performing various sample preparation and extract clean-up activities. This is a position intended for internal growth and professional development. Please Note: This is a first shift position.

Education and Experience:

A bachelor’s or master’s degree in chemistry, biology, mathematics, or other life sciences related field with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a technical or life sciences field, production, industrial, agricultural, quality control, or analytical laboratory setting, or a recent Ph.D. graduate.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform analytical testing with a specific focus on pesticide residue analysis by LC/MS/MS and GC/MS/MS following established procedures while meeting required turn-around-time (TAT) goals.
  • Prepare various reports and analyze output from internal software tool.
  • Audit and analyze data to verify quality and data integrity, ensuring all information on the reports is accurate and correct.
  • Must have the ability and creativity to identify and analyze data trends.
  • Quickly communicate with coworkers any changes or issues with collected data.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements in reporting and development, while providing value through insightful analytics and problem-solving.
  • Identify and assign sample re-tests.
  • Assist with R&D capabilities in the development of new applications, particularly for pesticide residue analysis.
  • Assist in development of new analytical procedures.
  • Conduct routine calibration and maintenance of lab equipment and instruments.
  • Troubleshoot equipment problems to minimize downtime; recognize when equipment issues require additional expertise.
  • Document preparation, testing observations, and results in precise detail.
  • Standardize and create SOPs for existing and new laboratory methods and procedures.
  • Conduct work in a manner that is compliant with the Quality System and all ISO 17025 requirements.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s in chemistry, biology, mathematics, or other life sciences related field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience analyzing data acquired from analytical instrumentation.
  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Self-starter that is comfortable taking initiative and working in a fast-paced environment; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience working under ISO 17025 or GMP/GLP quality systems.
  • Hands-on experience with complex laboratory operations including solid phase extraction.
  • Method development for chemical residue analysis in food matrices or routine execution of AOAC 2007.01 and FDA-LIB methods.
  • Experience with LC-MS/MS and/or GC-MS/MS operation; knowledge of Agilent and Waters equipment and software is preferred.

Salary Range: $50,000-$80,000

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