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Analytical Chemist

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Davis, California
Salary Range: $28.04/hr. - $45.11/hr. (Department budgeted range: $28.04/hr. – $30.95/hr. Commensura
Closing date
Aug 2, 2024

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UC Davis

Analytical Chemist

Salary Range: $28.04/hr. - $45.11/hr. (Department budgeted range: $28.04/hr. – $30.95/hr. Commensurate with experience.)


Under general direction of the supervisor, perform organic and inorganic analyses for the determination of components in animal feed samples, as well as for the determination of synthetic toxicants and naturally occurring toxins in animal tissues, biological specimens, and source material. Prepare feed samples for testing using grinding and homogenization equipment. Prepare tissue and other types of samples for testing by portioning and weighing. Follow relevant laboratory SOPs for sample preparation. Responsible for maintaining quality control and participating in the update and ongoing assessment of analytical procedures.



Minimum Education/Experience:

• A Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Experience preparing analytical reagents, solutions, controls, and standards.


Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):

• Knowledge of sample preparation techniques used for the analysis of inorganic and/or organic chemicals such as acid digestion, solid phase and liquid-liquid sample extraction, sample spiking and matrix matching in feed samples as well as biological, food and/or plant samples.

• Skill in the operation and maintenance of manual and computer-controlled analytical equipment including ICPs, AAs, Gas Chromatographs, Liquid Chromatographs, Centrifuges, etc.

• Skill to perform mathematical calculations necessary to prepare chemical solutions at specific concentrations and to calculate concentrations of detected analytes in samples.

• Knowledge of QA/QC concepts and ability to apply this knowledge to continuously produce high quality data.

• Data entry skills to quickly and accurately enter test results into a computerized database.



Preferred Education/Experience:    

• Experience working in a laboratory focused on performing testing for individual clients on a time restricted basis.

• Experience working with animal tissues.

• Experience operating mass spectrometers.



Background Check

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks. 


To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at

Job ID# 68580


The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer



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