Chemist I

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 1, 2021
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Chemist I

Job Description:

Conducts analytical procedures on segmented flow autoanalyzer for ICP-OES, OP/TP analysis, Ammonium analysis, and/or other analytes as assigned, which may include TKN or nitrate analysis. Prepare standards, receive samples, and other lab duties as needed.

Prepares/digests water/tissue/soil samples for Mehlich 3, Ammonium, OP, TP and/or other analytes listed above, completes analyses in a timely manner, compiles results, tabulates data as per QA/QC protocols.

Prepares information for QA/QC and client reports and manually/electronically uploads the data into the WebLIMS (database). Assignments to any other lab duties as needed.

Maintains and operates various laboratory equipment- autopippettes, muffle furnace, lab duties autoclave, pH meter, electrical conductivity meter (EC meter), organic matter (OM) or container media work in the sample prep areas as necessary.

Maintains labware/chemical inventory used for assigned instrument(s), attends to other assignments as required.

Expected Salary:

Up to $38,000/year, commensurate with experience

Minimum Requirements:Bachelor's degree in chemistry or a closely related field.
Preferred Qualifications:

- a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with experience in analytical methodologies and procedures such as extractions, digestions, pH and EC meters, OM determinations, chloride (Cl) and phosphorus (P) analysis,
- ability to conduct laboratory procedures with high accuracy, precision, organize data & perform QA/QC analyses on the data as per the protocols.
- basic training of the operation & maintenance of the laboratory instruments
- ability to keep track of several experiments running simultaneously
- interact with laboratory personnel professionally

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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:No