Southwest Research Institute
Bexar County, TX
Closing date
Jun 30, 2022

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Science, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry
Organization Type
Who We Are:

The Analytical and Environmental Chemistry performs research, method development and analytical services for industrial and government clients. Our scientists are use critical thinking and application skills to design approaches to meet our client's research or regulatory need.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Provide analytical and laboratory support according to established methods and procedures for a variety of programs.
  • Organize and schedule tasks to meet requirements for a number of concurrent projects.
  • Perform preparation processes, including extractions and digestions on various sample types.
  • Assist senior scientists in the development, setup, and performance of non-routine, specialty analyses.

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Operate and maintain laboratory instrumentation, including basic troubleshooting.
  • Perform tests on client supplied samples, some hazardous and/or radioactive, according to laboratory procedures, interpret and evaluate the test results, and generate data reports.
  • Prepare reference standards and client supplied samples for analyses.
  • Setup and perform various chemical experiments, laboratory functions, and other tasks as assigned.
  • Maintain complete and accurate documentation of laboratory records.
  • Maintain clean and organized work area.
  • Follow quality policies and safety procedures.


  • Requires a Bachelors with a 3.00 GPA in Chemistry degree is preferred
  • Other directly related Physical Sciences degrees with appropriate related experience may be considered
  • 1 year: Hands-on Environmental or Analytical Laboratory Experience, or other related lab experience with GC, GC/MS, HRMS, HPLC, LC/MS, IC, ICP-AES, and/or ICP-MS
  • Strong math, organizational, and communication skills
  • Must have good attention to detail
  • Willing and able to work on weekends when necessary to meet workload demands and deadlines
  • A valid/clear driver's license is required

Special Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident due to ITAR work in section.

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas

For more information about this division, visit the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering home page.

For benefits information at our San Antonio location, click here.
For benefits information at all other locations, click here.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disabled/Veteran
Committed to Diversity in the Workplace

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As required by Executive Order 14042, all SwRI employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected for employment, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by December 8, 2021, or before reporting to work with SwRI if after December 8, 2021. SwRI will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of SwRI a legally required exception from this requirement.

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