ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

  • Dietary Supplement Senior Chemist

    Location US-UT-Salt Lake City
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Posted Date
    2 weeks ago(10/10/2018 1:22 PM)
  • Overview

    ALS provides a broad range of testing and analytical services to a wide variety of end markets and industries around the globe. We continue to remain at the forefront of the testing services industry, building an enviable reputation.


    General Accountability:

    The primary purpose of this position is to analyze dietary supplement samples using HPLC, LCMS or LCMSMS and to review data for release to clients. Develop and improve analytical procedures. Maintain analytical instruments and serve as lead chemist for the dietary supplement analytical group.


    ALS Environmental


    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Prepare and analyze dietary supplement samples using HPLC, LCMS, and LCMSMS.
    • Responsible for meeting calibration and QA requirements.
    • Document activities and report results in a concise and accurate manner.
    • Must report on time. The standard TAT is 3-5 days however, rush samples for 1 or 2 day TAT are common.
    • Research and develop new procedures
    • Improving existing procedures
    • Direct other HPLC and LC/MS analysts.
    • Identify and report quality problems to the supervisor or QA department.
    • Perform routine instrument maintenance procedures.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Possess a general knowledge of organic chemistry fundamentals; ability to understand terminology and principals in order to comply with analytical methods.
    • Possess strong computer skills with knowledge in Excel and Microsoft Word; experience with or the ability to learn industry specific software such as our laboratory information management system (Horizon) in a timely manner.
    • Ability to multi-task, organized, detail oriented, and possesses excellent problem solving capabilities; will have good time management capabilities and be able to work independently of supervision and work well with other analysts on the team.
    • Ability to take ownership for meeting goals and objectives; willing to be accountable for own decisions, and willing to give 100%.  Able to look for new ways to accomplish objectives.
    • Proficient English verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate well with staff, management, and clients in a professional manner. 
    • Ability to direct others in day to day operations.
    • Ability to work evening and weekends when necessary to meet TAT.


    Required Qualifications:

    • 4 year degree in a scientific field (chemistry, biology, etc.) is required.
    • A minimum of 5 year experience analyzing dietary supplement or equivalent compounds is required.
    • Prior experience with specified instrumentation is required.
    • A minimum of 10 years of analytical experience is preferred.


    Physical Demands:

    • The ability to stand for intervals of up to 8 hours while working; 
    • Able to speak and hear clearly while communicating with co-workers and managers;
    • Dexterity in hands and fingers to operate equipment and handle glassware;
    • Must have average vision and able to see to read reports and operate equipment;
    • Hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone;
    • Significant amounts of overtime and weekend work will be required based on work load.




    We would like to thank everyone for their interest in ALS but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


    "ALS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving and maintaining a workforce which reflects and affirms the diversity of our society"



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