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Environmental Fate Lab Technician (340729)DurhamNorth Carolina.

Environmental Fate Lab Technician (340729)

Research Triangle Park | Durham | North Carolina | United States

The Environmental Technician will assist in development & registration of plant protection products as well as supporting life cycle management of portfolios within the Environmental Fate group The selected candidate will become part of an established, global interdisciplinary research team focused on the development and registration of new  plant protection products as well as supporting life cycle management of our portfolios.

How
The selected candidate will support these activities by conducting the laboratory work for a wide range of environmental fate studies. All study related laboratory work will be done using 14C-radiolabeled materials. All work will be conducted in a GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) facility. Will conduct the actual physical manipulations required to analyze samples. There is a wide variety of study types and therefore techniques required to analyze the samples, and familiarity with such techniques is critical.

Duties


Sample weighing, standard/solution preparation, pipetting, sample extraction, sample combustion, and operating High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) systems equipped with UV and radiometric detection.

Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or environmental sciences. No Masters or PhDs degrees will be considered for the position.
• 1-2 years of experience in wet chemistry and general laboratory techniques (e.g. weighing of samples, solution/standard preparation, pipetting, solvent extractions, rotary evaporation, sample combustions, sample clean-up, etc.).
• Familiar with the use/handling of radiolabeled materials
• Experience with Good Laboratory Practices (Record keeping and documentation skills are critical)
• Electronic Lab Documentation (LIMS)
Desired skills
• Familiar with the challenges of environmental samples and solid understanding of the importance of discipline and focus while working with radio-labeled materials.
• Experience with liquid scintillation counting (LSC)
• Experience with High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) analysis techniques
• Experience with Excel and Word
• Understand the basic tenets of GLP 
• Solid written/verbal communication skills. This is absolutely critical. The vast majority of their instructions will come from a conversation in the morning with a senior scientist. They will be expected then to understand the instructions and execute, and the scientist may not be available later in the day for questions. The person must be able to think of issues and questions at this time and then be able to work independently after.

****Candidates must be able to talk about their experience using the testing equipment and lab techniques****

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