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Analytical Chemist

The National Center for Environmental Health within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
in Atlanta, GA is seeking a recent graduate to design, develop, and validate analytical methods to detect human exposure to small molecule chemicals and toxins in biomedical samples.  Please submit resumes to
Skill Requirements:
•             M.S. or Ph.D. in biochemistry, chemistry, or related science, degree conferred 2012-2016
•             Experience with LC-MS/MS method development, with strong troubleshooting capabilities
•             Highly organized with attention to detail
•             Strong analytical laboratory skills are required
•             Understanding of fundamental science related to small molecule chromatographic separations or isolation protocols from complex matrices
•             Experience with mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography is required
•             Understanding of homogeneity and stability evaluations is desired
•             Good written and oral communication skills, including proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Duties to be Performed:
1.            Assess biological samples for accuracy and homogeneity using established methods
2.            Set up analytical methods based on standard operating procedures with minimal supervision following initial training period
3.            Review and interpret results through clearly written reports using established templates
4.            Analyze samples, report results, discuss and troubleshoot assay related problems in a timely manner
5.            Maintain instrument operational status and document performance of the instrument
6.            Develop and characterize methods for the accurate, precise, and sensitive detection of toxin biomarkers in human fluids
7.            Communicate research internally and externally by preparing method summaries and standard operating procedures, presenting results to the                scientific community, and publishing in peer reviewed journals

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