Budgeted Salary Range: Initial placement will be between $28.04 - $30.95/Hour, commensurate with educational background and relevant working experience.
Final Filing Date: 11/15/23
Want to be part of an early warning system that helps to protect the health of California's livestock and poultry? We are looking for an Analytical Chemist to work alongside our world leading faculty and technicians, helping to safeguard the public health with rapid and reliable diagnoses for animal diseases including those affecting humans.
As part of the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System within the top-ranked UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, our Analytical Chemists are provided the following benefits:
Vacation – Eligible to earn up to (3) three weeks per year
Sick Leave – Eligible to earn up to 8 hours per month (no maximum)
Holiday Pay – 14 paid holidays per year (Full-Time Position)
Competitive pay plus retirement
High quality and low-cost medical plans to choose from to fit your family’s needs.
UC pays for Dental and Vision insurance for you and your family.
Supplemental insurance offered including: Additional Life, Disability, Short/Long Term Disability and Legal Coverage.
Under general direction of the supervisor, this position is responsible for the performance of inorganic analyses for the determination of toxicants in animal tissues, biological specimens and source material. The position is responsible for maintaining quality control and participating in the update and ongoing assessment of analytical procedures.
A Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):
Knowledge of sample preparation techniques used for the analysis of metals such as acid digestion, sample spiking and matrix matching in biological, food and/or plant samples.
Skill in the operation and maintenance of manual and computer-controlled analytical equipment including ICPs, AAs, Microwave digestors, Centrifuges, etc.
Skill to perform mathematical calculations necessary to prepare chemical solutions at specific concentrations and to calculate concentrations of detected analytes in samples.
Skills to prepare analytical reagents, solutions, controls and standards.
Knowledge of QA/QC concepts and ability to apply this knowledge to continuously produce high quality data.
Data entry skills to quickly and accurately enter test results into a computerized database.
Experience working in a laboratory focused on performing testing for individual clients on a time restricted basis.
Experience working with animal tissues.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):
Skill in the operation and maintenance of manual and computer-controlled analytical equipment including Gas Chromatographs, Liquid Chromatographs, and mass spectrometers.
Knowledge of sample preparation techniques used for the analysis of organic chemicals such as solid phase and liquid-liquid sample extraction in biological and/or food or plant samples.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
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