Chemist III

Laboratory Name: 
University of Florida Racing Laboratory
City: 
Gainesville
State: 
Florida
Job Description: 

Job Description: Sample preparation, data acquisition, and reporting according to policies and procedures using immunoassay (IA), gas chromatograph-mass spectrometry (GC/MS), liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS and LC/HRAM), and other scientific instrumentation. Maintain, troubleshoot, and verify that test systems are within established acceptable levels of operational performance. Provides guidance to subordinate personnel. Monitors workflow progress, reviews completed assignments and reporting of results of subordinate personnel. Coordinates with pre-analytical and post-analytical personnel to assure efficient sample analyses and information dissemination.

Evaluates results to identify issues that may adversely affect test performance; reviews reporting of test results for accuracy; assimilates records for suspicious and/or confirmation samples for further processing. Participates in the development of new or improved procedures and protocols for the laboratory. Assists in providing training for new employees and cross training for existing staff. Assists with editing standard operating procedures. Coordinates with the Chemist IV and QA Manager to ensure compliance with standards necessary to maintain accreditation certification. Serves as backup to Chemist IV, as necessary.

Performs assigned daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual quality assurance duties in compliance with ISO 17025 accreditation.

Advertised Salary: $45,000 - $50,000; commensurate with education and/or experience.

Minimum Requirements: Doctoral degree in chemistry or a closely related field and two years of relevant experience; or a master’s degree in chemistry or a closely related field and five years of relevant experience; or bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a closely related field and seven years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of concepts, principles, techniques and terminology obtained from formal education in analytical chemistry, related science and from practical laboratory experience related to racing animal anti-doping testing.

Knowledge and experience in operating, maintaining, and interpreting data acquired by immunoassay (IA), gas chromatograph-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) and liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometry (LC/MS and LC/HRAM).

Knowledge of policies and procedures that guide the employees of the University of Florida.

Knowledge of ISO 17025 as defined in the Racing Laboratory Accreditation Standard.

Special Instructions to Applicants: In order to be considered for this position, candidates must submit a completed application, resume, and cover letter detailing their qualifications.

This is a time-limited position.

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

Health Assessment Required: Yes

Advertised: 13 Nov 2017

Application Close: 27 Nov 2017

Contact Info
Contact: 
UF Human Resource Services