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Applied Physics Laboratory has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, temporary Research Scientist.
This position will report to Dr. Brian Marquardt of the Marquardt Research group in the Center for Environmental and Information Systems at the Applied Physics Laboratory under limited supervision. This position is responsible for conducting analytical research in the area of chemical analysis and sensor assessment with applications into industrial and environmental sensing challenges. The position will assist the research team with routine scientific lab tasks, applying chromotographic techniques and sensor testing.
RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will perform routine scientific work related to optimizing sensor technology for specific sponsor applications, operate scientific equipment including standard High-performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC), Gas chromatograph (GC), and other general lab equipment/tools. The resulting data will be gathered and analyzed using Matlab, LabView and Microsoft PowerPoint. The position will report critical values, results, reportable/notifiable conditions, insuring turn-around times are consistently within guidelines and documentation is complete. Perform and document routine quality control and preventative maintenance according to established protocols. Demonstrate the knowledge, judgment, and decision making skills needed to recognize, troubleshoot, correct, and document problems associated with senor optimization and testing, quality control and preventative maintenance and perform related duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or related scientific field plus 1 year of lab experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience administering moisture damage and volatile chemical signatures - Ability to quantitatively track patterns over time - Ability to determine the meaning of specific algorithms - Experienced in Microsoft Office, MatLab, LabView, and Microsoft PowerPoint. - Experienced in chemical analysis techniques including Solid-phase microextraction (SPME), flame ionization detection (GC-FID), Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), LTM, GCxGC, UV-Vis, HPLC, NMR, Schlenk, and IR. - Ability to communicate ideas and perspective effectively. - Ability to work as part of a team under limited supervision, demonstrating the ability to work independently
Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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