Chemist III

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jan 14, 2021
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Chemist III

Job Description:

35% Responsible for the ordering, receipt, inventory, preparation, distribution and disposal of laboratory’s analytical drug standards. This includes the preparation and instrumental analysis of validation aliquots, creation and compilation of the validation files, and periodic review of standard records after the standards are distributed.

35% Responsible for performing testing according to established policies and procedures. This includes the daily operation, preventative maintenance, and troubleshooting of GC/MS and/or LC/MS instrumentation; sample preparation, data acquisition, analysis, review, and reporting.

10% Performs as lead chemist for training subordinate and new employees.

10% Responsible for administrative and technical duties in the absence of the supervisor.

10% Performs additional duties as required.

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

A bachelor's degree in chemistry or a closely related field and seven years of relevant experience; or a master's degree in chemistry or a closely related field and five years of relevant experience; or Doctoral degree in chemistry or a closely related field and two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:Knowledge of concepts, principles, techniques and terminology obtained from formal education in chemistry, related science and from practical laboratory experience.
Knowledge of procedures related to drug testing and official testing procedures.
Knowledge of customer’s rules and regulations that pertain to the testing of racing animals for residues of prohibited or regulated substances.
Knowledge of ISO 17025 and Field Specific Criteria as defined in the Racing Laboratory Accreditation Standard.
Knowledge of general laboratory practices that ensure safety, accuracy, and efficiency.
Knowledge of policies and procedures that guide the employees of the University of Florida.
Skilled in the use of a variety of scientific instruments and equipment.
Skilled in applying learned techniques, principles, and concepts.
Skilled in minor repair of equipment.
Skilled in interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication, observation, and computations.
Ability to work independently, set priorities, and communicate verbally and in writing.
Ability to exercise and maintain confidentiality concerning all laboratory matters.
Ability to work in a professional manner that assures safety.
Ability to quickly change work priorities to accommodate unforeseen events.
Ability to give testimony in an evidentiary hearing.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume."

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.

Health Assessment Required:Yes