Title: Chemist III
Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Brief Summary of Position:
This advanced chemist position will develop and perform new Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICPMS) and/or gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC-MS) methods independently for the quantification of metals and organic compounds in human specimens or other samples.
- Receive samples and develop appropriate sample prep for the quantification of various analytes in biological or environmental samples.
- Write verification and validation plan.
- Validate methods in accordance to CLIA guideline.
- Write and implement standard operating procedures in coordination with laboratory quality assurance.
- Maintain the equipment in top working condition by calibrating and running qualifying tests on regular basis and troubleshooting the instruments.
- Train more junior level staff on the instruments software and hardware.
- Complete competency tests for the analytes on regular basis (at least twice a year).
- Keep all documents related to the work processes.
- Write a complete technical report at the conclusion of each study.
- Coordinate across bureaus of the Department of Public Health including the Bureau of Environmental Health team to organize/coordinate samples analysis, timeline for receiving samples.
- Produce high quality and accurate data.
- Analyze and interpret the data, identify gaps or issues and produce the highest quality data possible.
- Ensure that all the timelines for the project are met. Inform supervisor and the division director of any issues that may affect lab operations and running tests. Ensure that always there are adequate supplies and raw material available in the lab for the project.
- Communicate project results to supervisor and the division director effectively and accurately
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