Environmental Chemist (Georgetown, SC)

  • Clemson University
  • Clemson, SC, USA
  • Aug 16, 2019
Other

Job Description

Clemson University


Location Baruch Forest Sci Institute
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


JOB SUMMARY:

Performs chemical analyses for the Baruch Institute with an emphasis on soil and vegetation chemistry. Develops and modifies analyses to fit scientific protocols. Determines that quality control of analyses is assured by performing tests and checks and drawing from education in environmental chemistry.
JOB DUTIES:

50% - Essential - Chemical Analysis: Determines appropriate analyses to perform on samples in conjunction with scientific protocols and training. Depending on the conditions of samples (salinity, pH, % organic matter) modifies procedure or samples to meet analytic requirements of instruments. Prepares samples for analysis. Completes analyses on time.

20% - Essential - Quality Control and Assurance: Evaluates outputs of analyses to determine that quality is maintained. Performs checks and tests on samples and analyses to ensure that sample procedures are accurate and instrumentation is performing within standards. Prepares data reports for scientists.

10% - Essential - Field sampling: Collects field samples and helps refine field sampling procedures when necessary.

10% - Essential - Safety: Follows safety procedures for all tasks. Disposes of chemical and other wastes in appropriate ways. Develops disposal standards in situations where these do not exist. Maintains a clean and organized work space.

10% - Essential - Institute Programs: Participates in institute programs and supports special events when needed. Maintains professional attitude and interactions with co-workers.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's Degree in chemistry, ecology, environmental biology, chemical engineering, soils or related field and 3+ years lab experience
RESPONSIBILITIES:

JOB KNOWLEDGE
Comprehensive Job Knowledge - Comprehensive knowledge of theories and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises Student Workers only - Supervises Student workers only

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Monitors Budget - Does not provide input but is responsible for monitoring the departmental budget and may oversee fund allocation.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

30% - Walk or move about
70% - Use hands or feet to operate or handle machinery, equipment, etc
30% - Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself
80% - Recognize or inspect visually
20% - Move, transport, raise or lower
80% - Use taste or smell to detect or determine particular flavors or odors
80% - Perceive, observe, clarity of vision
WORKING CONDITIONS:

10% - Exposure to heat or cold
30% - Exposure to dust/fumes
10% - Wet or humid
70% - Chemical hazards
25% - Overnight Travel
10% - Exposure to bio-hazards (i.e. blood, bodily fluids)
PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

Master's Degree in chemistry, ecology, environmental biology, chemical engineering, soils or related field and 5+ years lab experience
WORK SCHEDULE:

Standard Hrs: 40; salary commensurate with experience
APPLICATION DEADLINE:

August 26, 2019
JOB LOCATION:

Georgetown, SC
CLOSING STATEMENT:

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.8Owe2Gi4qw5EI4XGsebk2

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