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Junior Analytical Chemist

Michigan Technological University
Hancock, MI
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

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Science, Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry
Organization Type
Junior Analytical Chemist

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Department: Chemical Engineering

Work Type: Staff - Full Time

Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)

Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

Categories: Chemistry

Department: Chemical Engineering

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

Prof. Lei Pan's research team is looking for a motivated applicant with an analytical chemistry background. He/she will be operating various analytical equipment in a university analytical laboratory. He/she will also be working with research staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students to co-develop job safety assessment (JSAs), waste management plans (WMPs), and Spill Response Plans (SRPs), and receiving and shipping materials and chemicals. Prof. Pan's research is funded by the Department of Energy, Department of Human Service and Health, National Science Foundation, other government agencies, and industry.

Required Statement: Michigan Tech attracts world-class faculty and staff who enrich the educational experience of smart, motivated, and adventurous students. Applicants who are committed to promoting a sense of belonging and contributing to an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all are strongly encouraged to apply (

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

• Operating various analytical equipment including Inductively coupled plasma - optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES), microwave digestion, carbon and sulfur analyzer, thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray fluorescence analyzer, and continuous stirred reactors.

• Working with research staff and graduate students to co-develop job safety assessment (JSAs), waste management plans (WMPs), and Spill Response Plans (SRPs).

• Receiving and shipping materials and chemicals.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)
  • BS in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)
  • 1-year laboratory experience in either university or industry settings.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)
  • Knowledge and skills in analytical chemistry and laboratory equipment operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff. **
  • Insert Safety Language. ***

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands: (Hiring Dept., may edit if necessary)

The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:
  • Employee Safety Overview
  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
  • Annual Data Security Training
  • Annual Title IX Training

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Other Conditions of Employment:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. Visa sponsorship is unavailable at this time. This is not an E-Verified Position.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term


Pay Rate/Salary

Negotiable, No less than $43,000

Title of Position Supervisor

Associate Professor

Posting Type

Internal and External

Dependent on Funding


Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Additional Information

Required Statements:

Michigan Technological University, one of the four major research universities in the State of Michigan, is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula adjacent to Lake Superior. The community offers a small-town environment with outstanding four-season recreational opportunities. Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI on the south shore of Lake Superior.

Michigan Tech is proud to be an ADVANCE Institution that has thrice received National Science Foundation support to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM. (see

Michigan Tech recognizes the importance of supporting faculty members' partners; candidates selected for on-campus interviews will be invited to bring a guest. Additional details on our Partner Engagement Program can be found at

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

Advertised: 21 Mar 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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