Battelle

PFAS q-TOF/LCMS Analyst

  • Battelle
  • Columbus, OH 43201
  • 13 days ago

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Job Description

Battelle delivers when others can’t.

We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

JOB SUMMARY

Battelle is the industry leader in technology development for the detection and destruction, fate and transport, and treatment of PFAS contamination in various matrices.

High resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) analysis has been increasingly used in the recent years for suspect screening analysis/semi-quantitative analysis/non-targeted analysis for structural elucidation of novel compounds of emerging concern, such as PFAS.

Battelle has developed a core capability for delineating PFAS sources and understanding background PFAS contamination involving HRMS, using liquid chromatography quadrupole time-of-flight (LC-Q-TOF).

In order to facilitate the growing body of work in this new business area, we are seeking a PFAS Q-TOF/LCMS Analyst to join our team, located in Columbus, OH.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Perform non-targeted analysis of environmentally relevant compounds on liquid chromatography high resolution mass spectrometry instruments

Perform non-targeted PFAS data analysis including data processing raw data files

Perform technical data review, interpretation and reporting of results

Develop proficiency in non-targeted PFAS analyses to provide general instrument analysis support as needed

Support innovative analytical research and method development for emerging contaminants (including PFAS compounds) to solve highly complex environmental problems

Flexible schedule (e.g., evening or weekend work) may be required to accommodate sample turn around times

THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED

MS or BS in analytical chemistry, or organic or physical chemistry or engineering with at least 5 years of technical experience with HRMS techniques, and at least 2 years with PFAS HRMS techniques specifically.

Demonstrated minimum 3 years’ experience method development and conducting experiments using chromatographic systems with specific experience working with PFAS compounds.

Demonstrated understanding of instrumentation and software tools needed to collect, process, and interpret non-targeted analytical data.

Experience performing data analysis and interpretation in preparation of technical and laboratory reports.

Demonstrated verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.

Must be US Person

THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED

Ph. D. with specialization in organic chemistry, physical chemistry, or environmental analytical chemistry

Applied experience in the characterization of emerging contaminants at contaminated sites as well as monitoring of remediation strategies with specific knowledge of fate, transport, and effects of these compounds.

Basic understanding of structures of organic chemicals and their common fragmentation patterns

Proven expertise in non-targeted PFAS analysis and data processing, analytical chemistry, analytical method development as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or client projects.

Experience in forensic analysis.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.

They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members.

No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle’s Legal Department.

BENEFITS

Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

COVID-19 Vaccine

In compliance with President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors, Battelle requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated.

Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).

Battelle is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact [email protected]

Battelle is an equal opportunity employer.

We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law.

Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives.

We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers

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