Chemistry Expert 1

  • location: Saint Louis, MO
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $20 - $24.40 per hour
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Chemistry Expert 1

job summary:
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location: Saint Louis, Missouri
job type: Contract
salary: $20.00 - 24.40 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • Compliance with all department and company safety guidelines and procedures
  • Ability to assess hazards associated with materials used based upon SDS and determine appropriate PPE required
  • Practice sound safety behaviors throughout all processes
  • Ensure you are adequately trained prior to performing tasks, assignments
  • Identify and report any unsafe conditions and assist with solving the problem
  • Attend all required safety meetings and perform all required safety training
  • Participate in Department and Site Safety Initiatives as assigned
  • Compliance with all department and company quality guidelines and procedures
  • Ensure all training is complete and in a timely manner
  • Notify supervisor of any deviation from established protocol
  • Participate in pre-audit activities
  • Utilize system of quality documents for recording maintenance, calibration and usage of equipment and instruments as directed by supervisor
  • Understand the concept of lean processes and maintain visual management system
  • Identify improvement opportunities
  • Understand process for non-conformances and perform applicable tasks associated with RCAs
  • Update documents and initiate change control relevant to role
  • Train new teammates on required assays relevant to role
  • Perform established validation testing, including documentation of results, relevant to role
  • Schedule, set up and perform routine group tasks according to established protocols
  • Review protocol and set up group specific tasks according to priority level
  • Select and prepare appropriate equipment or instrumentation to be used for testing
  • Perform routine assays scheduled by Supervisor or Designee
  • Accurately document and communicate status of tests and outcomes
  • Communicate any unexpected observations to Supervisor or Designee
  • Complete the volume of work required to achieve departmental goals and meet the established deadlines
  • Defer to Supervisor or designee prior to making deviations from established protocols
  • Accurately analyze test results
  • Primary focus is delivery of final assay results
  • Schedule, set up and perform routine group testing and occasional complex testing according to established protocols
  • Contribute to the support functions of the lab
  • Ensure lab supplies are adequately stocked
  • Prepare testing reagents (buffers, gels, standards, etc.) as needed
  • Maintain equipment (clean and calibrate); properly document and notify appropriate individuals if calibration is overdue
  • Maintain a clean work area and properly dispose of waste
  • Perform other group responsibilities thoroughly and on time
  • Actively works with teammates and communicates respectfully
  • Willingness to change focus so that all critical tasks are to be covered daily
  • Actively participates in cross training to meet changing business demands
 
qualifications:
  • BA/BS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering or related Life Science; or minimum of 5 years relevant lab experience
  • PC operation
  • Proficient in Laboratory Math Skills
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with analytical techniques and instrumentation
  • Knowledge in Life Science
  • Willingness to adapt to changing roles throughout the organization, based on business demands
  • Position requires safe work with open chemicals and may require wearing of appropriate PPE (including respirator)
  • Routine use of all hazard classes of chemicals
  • Routinely able to lift minimum of 50 lbs.
  • May require shift work
  • Physical ability to meet job requirements
 
skills: PCR, Biology, GLP (Good Laboratory Practice), Microbiology
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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