Research Scientist

  • location: North Chicago, IL
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $20 - $22.55 per hour
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Research Scientist

job summary:
  • Support medium-throughput laboratory experimentation equipment and workflows used to optimize synthetic organic and solid state chemistry.
  • Provide troubleshooting, determine appropriate repair tactics and execute them, and be able to train new users.
  • Knowledge of basic robotics, automation, and control software (platform dependent).
location: North Chicago, Illinois
job type: Contract
salary: $20.00 - 22.55 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
  • Become proficient in the operation, basic maintenance, and troubleshooting of parallel experimental hardware platforms (~1-24 experiments at a time), including Mettler-Toledo EasyMax and EasySamplers, AmigoChem, Crystal16, Crystalline systems, and others.
  • Operate and maintain analytical instruments such as HPLC, UPLC, LCMS, UPMS, GC, XRF and other common laboratory systems like pumps, rotary evaporators, and computers.
  • Maintain laboratory supplies and ensure proper disposal of wastes
  • Gain sufficient competence with the various platforms to be able to train others on the basic operation and use of the automation equipment.
  • B.S. or M.S. degree in a physical science or engineering. A strong functional background in chemistry is preferred.
  • Strong sense of curiosity and logic; Ability to troubleshoot problems.
  • Excellent computer (Windows) skills. Ability to troubleshoot basic hardware and software issues. Adept at PC hardware modifications (adding HDs, NICs, and other components).
  • Proficient in Excel and other data handling software.
  • Experience with computer programming. Technical knowledge of VBA, LabVIEW, or python preferred.
  • Experience with operating and maintaining basic robotic systems.
  • Demonstrated written/verbal communication, project management.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary environment.
skills: HPLC, MS-EXCEL
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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