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Chemist III - Tandem Mass Spec
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
6 days ago

Description

ISS is seeking a Chemist III  (LC-MS/MS) to work in the Emergency Response Branch at the CDC in Atlanta, GA. The Emergency Response Branch (ERB) develops and performs unique laboratory tests to assess chemical exposures during a public health emergency or terrorist event. In a public health emergency, the rapid detection and accurate identification of causative chemical agents can be crucial for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. ERB measures multiple biomarkers in clinical samples using a variety of analytical techniques. The selected applicant will serve as a team member in the Toxins and Drugs of Abuse Laboratory within ERB providing needed analytical testing, method development, data reporting, and data management skills. The selected applicant will have to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist to develop new LC-MS/MS methods based clinical assays for confirming exposure to toxins and drugs of abuse
  • Serve as primary/secondary responder for CLIA-compliant clinical assays based on LC-MS/MS
  • Serve as the primary user for LC-MS systems
  • Maintain a safe working environment and follow applicable safety guidelines
  • Maintain a laboratory notebook, prepare project reports, documentation, and slides as needed; and provide support for other program activities, as required
  • Report results through scientific presentations and peer-reviewed scientific articles
  • Adhere to the universal precautions regarding the handling of biological samples and biological waste
  • Adhere to CDC/NCEH/DLS and CLIA 88 guidelines with regard to laboratory protocols and quality control.
  • Adhere to the CDC/NCEH/DLS policy of treating all data as confidential.
  • Adhere to the CDC/NCEH/DLS and Battelle policy of laboratory safety and security.


Requirements

THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED

  • PhD with 1+ years, MS with 4+ years, or BS with 6+ years relevant experience in analytical chemistry, clinical chemistry, metabolomics, clinical forensics, or related scientific fields
  • Advanced mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography experience 
  • Experience with clinical samples (e.g. urine, blood) required; experience with alternate biological sample types (e.g., hair, tissue, etc.) or animal models is a plus
  • Knowledge of CLIA requirements for clinical laboratories 
  • Knowledge of advanced sample preparation techniques 
  • Experience in clinical method development 
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory safety 
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • US citizen, and must be able to obtain a DoD Security Clearance at the Secret Level

THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED

  • Experience in synthesis and purification of small molecules
  • Previous experience working in a CLIA regulated environment is a plus
  • Experience in developing methods on automated liquid handlers is a plus

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64916569
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Position Title: Chemist III - Tandem Mass Spec
  • Company Name For Job: Chemist III - Tandem Mass Spec
  • Area of Focus: LC-MS,Other
  • Job Function: Res. & Dev. Scientist
  • Setting: Chemical,Contract Laboratory,Government
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: 1
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $80,000.00 - $90,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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