Chemist IV

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

Manages the activities of analytical services. Provides direct supervision to technical personnel. Sets priorities and assigns tasks, monitors workflow progress, and reviews completed assignments. Reviews and approves reporting of results. Coordinates troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of instrumentation. Coordinates with other managerial personnel to assure efficient sample analyses and information dissemination.

Performs administrative duties including time card and leave approval, setting performance expectations, conducting personnel evaluations, providing activity reports, enforcement of University rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and review of purchase requests. Provides cost data and projection for preparation of budgets. Serves as backup to Associate Director, as necessary.

Analyzes samples and interprets data acquired by immunoassay (IA), gas chromatograph-mass spectrometry (GC/MS), liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS and LC/HRAM), and other scientific instrumentation. Oversees the development of new or improved procedures and protocols for the laboratory. Provides guidance in the selection of methodology, depth and extent of analyses, and interpretation of results.

Provides necessary training for employees during their probationary period. Manages and provides cross training for existing staff. Coordinates with the QA Manager to ensure compliance with standards necessary to maintain accreditation certification.

Remains current with scientific advances through scientific literature, conferences, seminars, workshops and specialized short courses. Consults with vendors and other racing laboratories regarding improvements.

Performs additional duties as required.

Advertised Salary: $76,000 - $81,000; commensurate with education and/or experience.

Minimum Requirements: Doctoral degree in chemistry or a closely related field and eight years of relevant experience; or a master's degree in chemistry or a closely related field and eleven years of relevant experience; or bachelor's degree in chemistry or a closely related field and thirteen 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 related to racing animal anti-doping testing.

Experience that demonstrates knowledge of chemistry and how pH, polarity, molecular structure, and functional groups of an analyte affect the sample extraction from biological matrix; i.e., solid phase extraction (SPE) and liquid/liquid extraction (LLE), and affect the separation by gas/liquid chromatography.

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

Knowledge of general analytical chemistry laboratory practices that ensure safety, accuracy, and efficiency.

Knowledge of Florida statues, customer’s rules, and regulations that pertain to the testing of racing animals for performance enhancing drugs and/or therapeutic medications.

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

Knowledge of ISO 17025 and ILAC G-7 Criteria as defined in the Racing Laboratory Accreditation Standard.

Ability to work independently and efficiently, set priorities and manage time well, utilize problem-solving techniques, keep detailed and exact records, effectively communicate verbally and in writing, and maintain strictest confidentiality concerning all laboratory matters.

Ability to interact and cooperate with co-workers, external stakeholders, and analytical service clients effectively and professionally.

Ability to give expert testimony in an evidentiary hearing.

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.

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

Health Assessment Required: Yes

Advertised: 29 Aug 2017

Application Close: 12 Sep 2017

Contact Info
Contact: 
UF Human Resource Services