Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP

  • Analytical Chemistry Scientist

    Job Location US-HI-Aiea
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Shift
    40 hrs/wk, Primary: Days, Secondary: Eves
  • Overview

    The ACS has overall responsibility of laboratory management, operations and staff. This role requires proven technical skills as a professional in the scientific field, including consulting, leadership, and collaboration working with a team of professionals. Lead laboratory efforts in meeting laboratory objectives through customer service, planning, scheduling, implementation of laboratory programs and policies, mentoring laboratory staff, and ensuring the laboratory has proper resources to perform tasks. Provide progress, data, and other information through verbal or written reports and presentations internally and to clients. This position reports directly to the Laboratory Director and/or the Managing Director.

    Responsibilities

    Principle Responsibilities

     

    Independently, and in accordance with Company policies, procedures and guidelines, this position:

    •  Manages day-to-day laboratory operations
    • Work with clients to establish and meet their needs
    • Develop and validate analytical methods on GC-MS, HPLC, LC-MS, ICP-MS, PLE, microwave digester, and/or qPCR
    • Manage certification progress and compliance for Hawaii DOH and ISO 17025
    • Manage service contracts and warranties for instruments and equipment
    • Develop, implement and maintain Good Laboratory Practices and Quality Management systems
    • Evaluate laboratory needs for resources to achieve performance needs
    • Update methodology, policies, and procedures to stay current with changing regulations.
    • Supervise, train, and mentor Analytical Chemistry Technician          
    • Possible equipment includes, but is not limited to: GC-MS, LC-MS, ICP-MS, HPLC, qPCR, PLE microwave digester, pipettors, fume hoods, nitrogen evaporator, analytical balances, pH meter, hot/stir plates, vortex, shaker, sonicator, centrifuge, chillers, water purification system, liquid and gas cylinders, computers, calculators, rolling carts, fax machines, photocopiers, telephones, and other laboratory equipment.

    Equipment Use

    Works in a temperature controlled environment. Works in a small, noisy environment. May be required to operate fire and safety equipment or follow other safety procedures in an emergency situation. May be required to work with time constraints and crisis situations. Works with potentially biohazardous material and/or hazardous chemicals or fumes.

     

    Working Environment

    Possible mental demands include, but are not limited to: reading, math, computer interaction, intense concentration, verbal communication, written communication, attention to detail, multiple tasks, frequent interruptions, fluctuation in workload.

     

    Mental Demands

    Requires sitting and standing for long periods of time. Requires manipulation of tools, objects, laboratory instrumentation and equipment using the following physical motions: pushing, pulling, lifting, reaching above shoulder height, grasping with one hand or both, twisting and reaching, squatting, kneeling and exposure to potentially infectious biohazardous materials and/or hazardous fumes or chemicals. Routinely requires coordination of two or more physical operations. Requires ability to hear audible sounds. Lifting/carrying of objects weighing 1-50 pounds.

     

    Physical Demands

    The ACS works closely with other laboratory personnel. He or she is responsible for method development, validation, and execution of analytical sequences on LC-MS, ICP-MS, HPLC, microwave digester, qPCR, and/or PLE. This includes organization of resources and time management to maximize the efficiency of each analytical run. Workload has highs and lows. During high volumes, they must be able to prioritize assigned work. During low volumes, they must be resourceful in determining areas of usefulness such as general cleaning and equipment maintenance.

     

    Initiative, Judgment and Complexity

    Ability to understand written and verbal instructions. Must be able to work well with a variety of laboratory personnel. Excellent attention to detail. Basic computer knowledge. Must be able to work with constant interruptions.  Ability to set and meet deadlines with high quality work. Ability to understand technical scientific articles and translate into practical applications in lab, graphs, tables, charts and perform calculations needed for the task. Ability to perform laboratory tasks in compliance with established lab safety procedures. Ability to follow and implement policies and Standard Operating Procedures.

     

    Skills and Knowledge

    Ability to understand written and verbal instructions. Must be able to work well with a variety of laboratory personnel. Excellent attention to detail. Basic computer knowledge. Must be able to work with constant interruptions.  Ability to set and meet deadlines with high quality work. Ability to understand technical scientific articles and translate into practical applications in lab, graphs, tables, charts and perform calculations needed for the task. Ability to perform laboratory tasks in compliance with established lab safety procedures. Ability to follow and implement policies and Standard Operating Procedures.

     

    Initiative, Judgment and Complexity

    The ACS works closely with other laboratory personnel. He or she is responsible for method development, validation, and execution of analytical sequences on LC-MS, ICP-MS, HPLC, microwave digester, qPCR, and/or PLE. This includes organization of resources and time management to maximize the efficiency of each analytical run. Workload has highs and lows. During high volumes, they must be able to prioritize assigned work. During low volumes, they must be resourceful in determining areas of usefulness such as general cleaning and equipment maintenance.

     

    Physical Demands

    Requires sitting and standing for long periods of time. Requires manipulation of tools, objects, laboratory instrumentation and equipment using the following physical motions: pushing, pulling, lifting, reaching above shoulder height, grasping with one hand or both, twisting and reaching, squatting, kneeling and exposure to potentially infectious biohazardous materials and/or hazardous fumes or chemicals. Routinely requires coordination of two or more physical operations. Requires ability to hear audible sounds. Lifting/carrying of objects weighing 1-50 pounds.

     

    Mental Demands

    Possible mental demands include, but are not limited to: reading, math, computer interaction, intense concentration, verbal communication, written communication, attention to detail, multiple tasks, frequent interruptions, fluctuation in workload.

     

    Working Environment

    Works in a temperature controlled environment. Works in a small, noisy environment. May be required to operate fire and safety equipment or follow other safety procedures in an emergency situation. May be required to work with time constraints and crisis situations. Works with potentially biohazardous material and/or hazardous chemicals or fumes.

     

    Equipment Use

    Possible equipment includes, but is not limited to: GC-MS, LC-MS, ICP-MS, HPLC, qPCR, PLE microwave digester, pipettors, fume hoods, nitrogen evaporator, analytical balances, pH meter, hot/stir plates, vortex, shaker, sonicator, centrifuge, chillers, water purification system, liquid and gas cylinders, computers, calculators, rolling carts, fax machines, photocopiers, telephones, and other laboratory equipment.

     

    Effect of Errors

    The effect of errors in this position could result in failed or inaccurately performed procedures.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field (with laboratory science training, e.g. Chemistry, Biological sciences, Biochemistry, Physics)
    • GC-MS, ICP-MS and HPLC experience

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