Toxicological Chemist - SAIC

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Toxicological Chemist - SAIC

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SCT - Scientist

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ADP2 / IT2

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Wright Patterson Afb, OH  

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The Health Solutions Business Unit has a vacancy for a Toxicological Chemist to join our team at the Naval Health Research Center, Environmental Health Effects Laboratory (NHRC/EHEL) in Dayton, Ohio.

This position requires an MS in Chemistry from an accredited college or university or the equivalent years of experience working in an analytical laboratory in a research setting with at least 5 years of related experience.

The ideal candidate will have experience as an analytical chemist. The candidate will perform chemical analysis on tissue samples harvested from both in-vitro and in-vivo studies. They will demonstrate familiarity with GC/MS, HPLC, FTIR as well as a variety of other instruments used for quantitative chemical analysis of biological and organic material. SPME experience is a plus.
The candidate will develop analytical techniques for quantifying toxicants and/or aerosols in test atmospheres generated during inhalation experiments and collect, record, analyze and interpret test data. Other additional duties may include assisting in the designing and building of atmosphere generation systems for performing toxicant exposures, and establishing sample timing sequences. The scientist shall also oversee experiments to ensure proper operational functioning of test system operations and check that toxicant concentrations, flow rates and pressures are maintained. The candidate must be willing to learn all aspects of system design which include: plumbing, air handling, and vacuum systems, maintenance and calibration of flow and pressure instruments, timers, electrical and mechanical equipment and computer interfaces with equipment.

The role of this scientist will be to work in cooperation with military and civilian study managers in a challenging scientific environment where the research focuses on environmental and occupational exposures, particularly in deployed environments, in order to identify toxic effects before health and operational performance is compromised in the war fighter. Candidates must demonstrate good communication skills; the ability to expand their talents into the arena of military relevant biomedical research and be resourceful with regard to multi-tasking and sometimes conducting projects with minimal funding and demanding timelines. Successful candidates must be able to work as part of a team, be self-directed and creative. Experience in laboratory work and conducting animal research in the field of toxicology is a plus. Candidates should also possess above average computer skills, with excellent oral and written communication abilities. This position is full-time; offering a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Due to Federal Contract Requirements, this position requires US citizenship and candidates must be able to qualify for and obtain a government security clearance.