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Research Associate I, II, or III

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The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 “Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For” by the Non-Profit Times in a national search.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number #209-17-1
Classification Title Research Associate I, II, or III
Position Title #209-17-1
Research Associate I, II or III
Program Areas Research (Program/Project)
Position Summary

Nonprofit public health research organization seeks a full-time Research Associate (RA) (level is dependent on experience and skills) to work with The Environmental Chemistry Laboratory at the Department of Toxic Substances Control. The RA will perform Environmental Analytical Chemistry to conduct the analysis of persistent organic pollutants (polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), pesticides, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and their metabolites, and other chemicals of emerging concern) in human serum for an epidemiological study and other environmental matrices. This position is based in Berkeley, California. This is a time-limited position for one year, with possibility of a second year extension.

PHI Introduction

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 “Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For” by the Non-Profit Times in a national search.

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Apply complex analytical methods to determine trace levels of environmental contaminants in human samples using GC-/LC-MS/MS. Experience on high resolution MS including GC-HRMS, and LC-TOFMS is a plus;
  • Prepare samples for analysis;
  • Maintain and troubleshoot the instrument;
  • Ensure that laboratory procedures are adhered to;
  • Participate in routine QA/QC activities including data review, modifications to existing SOPs, and proficiency testing.
Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • A Master’s degree or Ph.D. is preferred in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science or related field.
  • 0-3 years of related experience. (0-1 year for Research Associate I; 2 years for Research Associate II; 3 years for Research Associate III)
  • The successful candidate should have experience in trace organic analysis (preferably human blood analysis), solvent extraction and column chromatography procedures, and familiarity with data analysis using spreadsheets or databases (e.g., Excel, MiniTab).
  • Hepatitis B vaccination required.
Compensation

Compensation:

This is a non-exempt position and the hourly wage is commensurate with experience. PHI offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short/long term disability insurance, life insurance, 403b (group retirement annuity) and partial subsidy of public transportation cost. For more information about PHI’s benefits, visit our benefits page here.

Open Date 01/08/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Location Berkeley
CA

Supplement Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have the required education?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have the required years of experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have the necessary skills to perform this position?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents to Attach

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents