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Minimum Qualifications A Bachelor's Degree and two years of professional research experience in the appropriate field, or a Master's Degree in the appropriate field and one year of professional research experience in that field. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.
A Master of Science or a higher degree in chemistry or related field is preferred. Preference will also be given to candidates who possess experience in the following fields: laboratory and field instrumentation, analytical methods development, statistical analysis and interpretation of data, programming skills in automation and remote operation, research and evaluation of emerging sampling and analytical technologies.
Area of Specialty is Air Pollution.
Duties Description The Research Scientist 1 assigned to the Monitoring Support Section will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of state-of-the-art analytical systems for non-routine analysis of contaminants in the ambient air in support of community investigations and citizen science and pesticides; conducting ground breaking research and development work to select proper methodologies for sampling and analysis of various classes of chemicals unique to each situation; and, preparing all necessary quality system documents. The incumbent will serve as the backup analyst in VOC canister and carbonyl sorbent tube analyses for the National Air Toxics Trends Station (NATTS) and State toxics networks, providing input and technical support for the design and implementation of community air screen projects, as well as verifying and analyzing resulting data, and assisting in the preparation of reports. The Research Scientist I will coordinate and work with laboratory personnel and site operators to ensure sampling equipment, sample shipments, and supplies are properly maintained to meet data capture requirements and will be responsible for researching and evaluating new air pollution measurement technologies and documenting and publishing findings that are useful to fellow professionals in the field.
Additional Comments Must have valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Travel and overnight travel may be required. Overtime may be required.
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