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Laboratory Specialist provides analytical data for sponsored research projects by analyzing water samples or other matrices according to written laboratory procedures using advanced instrumentation, wet chemistry techniques, and other physical, chemical, and biological quality measures. This position assures that generated data are within quality control guidelines, develops new methods to analyze for additional parameters, assists and trains other laboratory staff and students in laboratory techniques, and complies with National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) standards and Virginia Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (VELAP) regulations.
- Experience in water analysis or other analytical field using similar techniques.
- Experience utilizing software applications such as Microsoft Windows, laboratory information management systems (LIMS).
- Experience such as word processing, database applications, and spreadsheets.
- Knowledge of chemical principles and techniques important in the environmental laboratory field.
- Skilled in performing physical, chemical, and/or microbiological analyses of water, wastewater, and other matrices.
- Ability to learn laboratory analytical techniques and instrumentation with limited direct supervision and perform these with a high degree of accuracy and precision.
- Strong communication skills and the ability to work independently on a day-to-day basis on a variety of research projects.
- Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, environmental science, microbiology, biology or related discipline or equivalent level of training and experience in the area of water analysis.
- Knowledge of VELAP requirements.
Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
Percent Employment: Part-time
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