Instrument Operator, Wareham, Massachusetts, United States


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Instrument Operator, Wareham, Massachusetts, United States

Posted: 19 June 2019

Summary:  Operates and conducts routine maintenance of LC-MS instruments by performing essential duties and responsibilities.   
Position Description: The Chemistry Division at Smithers Viscient is looking for an intelligent, highly-motivated individual to operate the LC-MS instruments in support of the Ecotox, Residue, and Product Chemistry Departments. The Chemistry Division focuses on performing the necessary chemistry tests to ensure that future pharmaceuticals, agrichemicals, and industrial chemicals are safe. Our clients and the public trust our scientific judgement in this critical regulatory procedure. All Smithers Viscient team members have a hand in making sure the world is safe.  
The position will report to the Instrument owner and Study Director in our Residue Chemistry group.  The instrument operator will be responsible for operating, troubleshooting, and performing routine maintenance for the LCMS Instruments.
Due to the nature of sample receipt and analysis, the instrument operator should be open to a flexible work schedule when necessary.  Schedule flexibility may include early/late/weekend shifts.  Short-term growth potential in this position includes learning LC-MS/MS analytical techniques and becoming well versed in the day to day operations of an advanced chemistry laboratory. Long-term growth potential is acquiring the skillset to become a technical/business leader within the chemistry organization. 
Location: Wareham, Massachusetts (South Coast of Massachusetts near Cape Cod)
Education: Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or closely related field. Bachelor’s with 1-3 years’ relevant experience, Masters with 0-2 years’ relevant experience, Ph.D. with 0-2 years’ relevant experience
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