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    Summary

    This position is located at the National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC), the main research organizational unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services. The NWRC is responsible for multi-disciplinary research related to wildlife management problems. As a Chemist, you will work on the Analytical Chemistry Project and conduct chemical determinations of pesticides and other agricultural chemicals in various types of samples.

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    Responsibilities

    • The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
    • The duties may include, but are not limited to: Participate in long-term, multi-phase chemical research studies conducted by Analytical Chemistry Project chemists.
    • Prepare samples for analysis using guidelines provided in analytical methods developed by the Analytical Chemistry Project.
    • Preparing samples, operating and optimizing the performance of analytical instruments, and interpreting and analyzing chemical data generated over the course of the studies.
    • Operate high performance liquid chromatographs, gas chromatographs, and ion chromatographs equipped with a variety of detectors and microcomputers.
    • Perform mathematical, algebraic, and statistical calculations, and perform statistical analysis of analytical data and data sets generated over the course of long-term assignments.
    • Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems encountered with sample preparation procedures.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    7

  • Job family (Series)

    1320 Chemistry

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