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Chemist (CCB)

Battelle Memorial Institute
Atlanta, GA
Closing date
Jan 17, 2022

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Science, Chemistry, General Chemistry
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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** ISS is seeking a **Chemist** to work full time in the Clinical Chemistry Branch (CCB) within DLS located in **Atlanta, GA** . As part of the DLS mission, the CCB develops and improves methods for assessing disease status associated with and the risk for selected chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hormonal disorders. The Branch serves as a reference laboratory for these measurements by providing standards that are used as accuracy points by other laboratories around the world. Selected staff member is needed to fill program requirements to assist with methods to improve diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases. Relocation support is not available for this position. **MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES** ↵ + Application of existing reference methods and research to develop metrological reference methods for hormones (i.e., thyroid, testosterone, and estradiol). + Sample preparation using automation equipment. + Analysis of samples by mass spectrometry and automated chemistry platforms. + Operation and maintenance of analytical equipment to include instrument operation, problem solving and maintenance activities. + Evaluation of laboratory data to assess the analytical quality of the reference method as well as other routine clinical laboratory methods. + Application of different statistical methods and creation of software codes (R, SAS Excel macros) as needed. + Will conduct all activities in line with relevant ISO, CLIA and DLS guidelines and creates and maintains relevant ISO documents. + All activities are conducted with minimal guidance or assistance by CDC project leads. + Adhering to the universal precautions with regard to the handling of biological samples and biological waste. + Adhering to CDC/NCEH/DLS and CLIA 88 guidelines with regard to laboratory protocols and quality control. + Adhering to the CDC/NCEH/DLS policy of treating all data as confidential. + Adhering to the CDC/NCEH/DLS and Battelle policy of laboratory safety and security. **THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED** + BS in Chemistry or Biochemistry with 1+ years' experience. + Technical knowledge and experience with analytical procedures and instrumentation such as chromatography, mass spectrometry, and automation. + Applicants for this position must be a U.S. Person, as defined by U.S. export control laws. + High level of skill using Microsoft Office products such as Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook. + Good problem-solving skills. + Good communication and writing skills + Ability to further develop existing planning and management skills as needed. **THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED** + Experience with analysis of biological samples, such as urine or blood, by ICP-MS in a CLIA-regulated laboratory environment **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_ _recruiting@battelle.org_ _._ _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

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