Senior Scientist, Trace Analysis & Structural Chemistry

8 - 10 years experience  •  Networks

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/09/17
Columbia, MO
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/09/17

Job Duties:

  • Designs, carries out, and performs simple and complex experiments and procedures in accordance with all applicable regulatory (e.g. DEA, EPA, FDA, FIFRA, OECD, etc.) requirements as defined by protocol, method, and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Routinely develops procedures and methods for the solution of technical problems.
  • Performs progressively more complex procedures and experiments.
  • Is able to utilize equipment, facilities, and personnel to produce sound scientific results in a timely fashion for clients.
  • Serves as an expert for technical issues for staff and external customers.
  • Adheres to schedule according to EAG’s or contracting organization’s timetable and establishes daily or weekly routines necessary to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Designs and conducts most procedures independently using laboratory equipment, computer resources, and institutional libraries.
  • Prepares standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products, and tests.
  • Conducts studies to determine and deliver results involving the composition, structure, properties, relationships, and all critical parameters of the material contracted for testing.
  • Performs complex data evaluations, reviews the work of others, and writes complex technical reports and standard operating procedures.
  • Responsible for the quality and accuracy of the data and reports sent to clients under assigned responsibility.
  • Depending on area of assignment, handles regulated materials (quarantined matrices, DEA-controlled and radiolabeled materials, etc.), potential biohazard materials, and toxic chemicals according to company procedures.
  • Depending on area of assignment, performs ELISA testing for protein expression.
  • Likely to work on several projects concurrently and may monitor and direct activities of other staff performing work in area of expertise.
  • Conducts training of staff on techniques necessary to perform laboratory assignments.
  • May serve as study director, principal investigator, or project leader for GLP and CGMP studies.
  • May assist in planning the conduct of a study.
  • Confers with scientists and colleagues regarding research, and be required to prepare technical papers and reports.
  • Performs other related duties as required and directed.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, chemicalengineering, pharmaceutical sciences, or other directly related field or degree with comparable coursework in the above areas and a minimum of eight years of experience in a directly relevant setting. Or
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field and five years of directly relevant experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree and experience. Or
  • A PhD in a relevant field and two years of directly relevant experience may be substituted for bachelor’s degree and experience. In rare cases, comparable demonstrated competence and experience in the relevant area may be used to substitute in whole or in part for the Bachelor’s degree.
  • Advanced knowledge in various MS platforms, especially LC.
  • Adherence to GMP (preferred) and/or GLP Strong background in unknown structure elucidation.
  • Active communicate complex interpretations to internal and external clients.
  • Desire to develop/train less experienced staff.
  • Familiarity and/or experience in a laboratory setting is required.
  • Superior knowledge of scientific discipline; basic relevant technical skills; ability to read and understand protocols, SOPs, and technical guidelines.
  • Compliance with, and knowledge of, regulatory guidelines and company SOPs (CGMP, GLP) is required.
  • Skill with laboratory equipment is necessary.
  • Good organizational skills; ability to follow direction and good communication skills are required.
  • Ability to instruct and provide technical direction to others is required.
  • Ability to consult with clients and knowledge of date submission requirements for clients is necessary.
  • Mechanical aptitude is a plus.
  • Superior skill in handling radioactive or toxic chemicals may be required.
  • Knowledge of, or familiarity with use of fume hoods and glove boxes is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of basic office equipment (computers, printers, faxes, copiers, etc.) is necessary.
  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
  • Knowledge of laboratory statistics may be necessary.
  • Ability to apply principles of scientific thinking to a complex range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Strong ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism.
  • Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables where only limited standardization exists.

Requisition Number 17-0193

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