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GCMS Consulting Chemist

Apex Life Sciences is currently seeking a GCMS Chemist Consultant for Pittsburgh-based specialty chemical company.


  • To support the Research, Development and Technology function of a globally recognized company in Triple Quadrapole GCMS optimization. 
  • To analyze for organic based pesticides in a cellulosic substrate (wood pulp or saw dust). 
  • The organic pesticides in question are common to the agricultural industry and are common to any pesticide database commonly loaded onto these machines. 
  • The machine has been installed and setup for a number of months. Unfortunately, the work load in the laboratories has prevented the required final optimization for routine use.
  • Chemist Consultant will be responsible for bringing full time chemist employees up to speed on specific software

Requirements of the motivated and qualified applicant include but are not limited to:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from an accredited college/university will be considered. A Master’s or Doctorate in Chemistry, with an emphasis on Analytical Chemistry is preferred.
  • Two to Five years of relevant experience in an industrial, government or academic based laboratory with a majority of work on chromatography and mass spectroscopy.
  • The candidate must have a thorough understanding and experience on method development, condition optimization (columns, voltage, solvents).
  • The candidate should have experience with Thermo Scientific GCMS-MS instruments.
  • Understanding of wet chemistry techniques including, but not limited to, dilutions and extractions.
  • The candidate must possess excellent computer-based visual, oral and written communication skills to quickly process the resulting data and move onto further optimizations.
  • Exceptional record-keeping and conformance to the Scientific Method will be constant requirements for the position.
  • The ability to work effectively under pressure, while conducting analyses on numerous projects concurrently with different deadlines is an essential requirement.
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