Chemist II

Serco in

  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Position Description

Position Sumary:

Under general supervision, the Lead Chemist provides research and analysis on various substances to determine chemical properties, composition and structure and to investigate potential applications. The Lead Chemist develops related findings, conclusions, and recommendations and presents information to client; disciplines may include organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry and analytical chemistry


  • Knowledge of chemical/physical principles, theories, and established methodologies sufficient to manage the full range of duties involved in conducting analytical chemistry projects.
  • Extensive experience using instruments for analyzing organic and/or inorganic compounds and direct experience supervising analytical chemists and laboratory operations.
  • Performs laboratory analysis and data validation as required to maintain laboratory throughput.
  • Evaluates operations and makes recommendations to improve operations. Holds planning & strategy meetings. Suggests modifications to existing protocols & standing operating procedures, equipment, processes or techniques.
  • Participates in evaluation process to include set up, operation and monitoring of equipment, apparatus and more complex experimental procedures involving novel samples. Provides technical guidance, instruction and oversight.
  • Assists with lab maintenance. Schedules experiments, suggests new equip, summarizes and records data in official notebooks, orders supplies and maintains a safe working environment. 
  • Qualifications

    Required Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor's chemistry degree and 4-6 years environmental laboratory experience
  • Familiar with a variety of analytical chemistry concepts, practices, and procedures including EPA SW­846 methods and EPA Air Methods.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • direct experience managing and supervising large projects of a similar nature, and knowledge of NELAC Institute standards.
  • Must be US Citizen; no sponsorship available. Position is based in Chelmsford, MA
  • Professional Skills:

  • Excellent verbal, oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities
  • Ability to be flexible, multi-task, prioritize, and manage multiple activities simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Strong team player with the ability to both collaborate and to take initiative and work well independently
  • Superior attention to detail and the ability to meet stringent deadlines
  • **Serco Inc. is using this posting for the purpose of responding to a proposal. We are seeking qualified candidates in the event of a contract award. This position is not currently funded/active. Should Serco be awarded the contract, and you meet the qualifications of the position, you will be considered in the selection process.**

    Company Overview

    Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc, one of the worlds leading and most admired service companies. Serco serves Federal, state and local governments, along with the Canadian government and commercial customers. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently, while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Reston, VA, Serco has approximately 10,000 employees with an annual revenue of $1 billion and is part of a $6 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. Serco recognizes that our employees are our most valuable asset. Our successes directly relate to our employees. At Serco, we listen, respect and support our employees and through continuous training, development and information-sharing, we advance talent internally, enhancing career growth and progression which enables not only our employees to excel but enables our customers to excel as well. Our employees personally can make a difference. It is not just a job at Serco; at Serco, we offer career opportunities. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Sercos people share a passion for delivering ethical service, innovation, and a commitment to results. Our focus on Bringing Service to Life is more than a tagline, its the way we get things done, the way we talk with each other, and the way we interact and respect each other. We succeed by encouraging and generating new ideas. We trust our people to deliver. We are passionate about building innovative and successful Serco businesses. Our most powerful tool in improving performance is to instill a stimulating culture where people feel they can personally make a difference. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).

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