Urbana University, a division of Franklin University, has an opportunity for a temporary, part-time Chemist.  The chemist will work 24 hours a week for up to 12 weeks on Urbana University's campus in Urbana, Ohio and develop, validate, and document analytical methodologies and SOP’s according to a strict time-table and within Urbana chemistry lab current capabilities, pertaining to herbicide/pesticide, chloride-potentiometric, sulfur, allergens, and anthraquinone in cellulose material.   

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, validate, and document analytical methodology for the following, all in cellulose material:
    • Herbicides/Pesticides: Organo Halogens, Organo Nitrogens, Organo Phosphates, N-Methyl Carbamates in cellulose material
    • Chloride-potentiometric
    • Sulfur
    • Anthraquinone
    • TS Residues Sample evaluation- Allergens
      • Soy Allergen
      • R5 Gliadin Allergen
    • TS Residues Sample Evaluation- Myotoxin
      • Aflatoxin
  • Validate and document already established methodology for the following, all in cellulose material:
    • Mercury, Arsenic, Cadmium, Copper, Lead, Zinc via AAS
    •  Moisture
    • Cellulose Assay
  • Perform laboratory inventory and recommend laboratory layout configurations, including chemical storage according to ISO 17025 standards
  • Recommend and source necessary chemical materials


Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Years and type of previous experience required-  5 years’ experience in analytical chemistry, preferably in a cGMP/GLP lab
  • Education- Master’s Degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, or analytical chemistry
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities necessary to perform job- GCMS, flame AAS, IR techniques, titrations, and results reporting/interpretation, excellent organization and communication skills, ability to multi-task and work independently, highly organized and ability to create detailed reports and documentation, skilled in the use of all Microsoft Office products to include Outlook, Word, Excel.
  • Ability to independently perform analytical sample testing using GCMS, flame AAS, and IR.  In-depth knowledge of solubility and extractions.  Experience in performing titrations.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please visit the to complete the application and attach a copy of your resume or curriculum vitae.  

Equal Employment Opportunity

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