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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.