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Job Summary

The qualified candidate will take an active role in the chemical analysis of biological and environmental samples for trace-level contaminants using a variety of analytical methodologies, e.g., GC-MS and LC-MS.  These analyses will support a range of studies investigating environmental and occupational exposures of trace organic contaminants potentially related to ecological and human health, such as PBDEs, PCBs, dioxins, pesticides, PFOS, and others in complex media, e.g., blood and urine.  The candidate perform chemical analyses and develop methods by applying a variety of analytical methodologies.  The candidate will be involved in multiple on-going projects and will provide oversight of day-to-day operation of laboratory operations.  Working knowledge of analytical methods and quality assurance is required.  Good communication and organizational skills are required.


Perform analytical determinations, including GC and MS peak identification and quantification.

Prepare and process samples for analysis.

Develop and validate analytical methods, including performing analytical method feasibility.

Perform QA/QC activities including impurity identification, stability studies, and cleaning verifications.

Prepare standards and perform calibrations.

Prepare analytical data reports and provide a critical interpretation of data.

Develop and maintain SOPs, sample tracking, and instrument records, and assist with and/or perform instrument maintenance, trouble-shooting, and ordering supplies, standards and equipment.

Coordinate and provide oversight of team members to ensure seamless analytical coverage and support new project activities, as needed.

Required Qualifications*

MS or PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or related area.  5 to 6 years of related experience is required.  Working knowledge of analytical method development and validation, analytical instrumentation, and equipment.  Experience with software and information systems (e.g., ChemStation, Excel).  Hands-on experience as an analytical chemist with GC-MS and/or LC-MS, as well as traditional wet chemistry methods (titration, lipids).

Desired Qualifications*

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff (leader/member) with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.