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Battelle Memorial Institute GC/MS Environmental Analytical Chemist in Norwell, Massachusetts

We are currently seeking a GC/MS Environmental Analytical Chemist. This is a position located in Norwell, MA

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.


Battelle’s Norwell Analytical Chemistry Services Laboratory (ACS) is a nationally recognized environmental and agricultural chemistry laboratory that has specialized in non-routine analyses for government and industry since 1980. We are now seeking a Master Technician to support our expanding laboratory operations.


  • Implement analytical methodologies, acquire materials needed, perform standard preparation and validation in accordance with regulatory requirements.

  • Analyze environmental samples by GC/MS, GC/FID, and GC/ECD, evaluate data for acceptability and produce data packages.

  • Conduct and document appropriate quality control and assurance procedures for monitoring and evaluating the quality of data.

  • Conduct all activities and documentation under Battelle SOP guidelines.

  • Perform simple mathematical calculations and prepare data for project managers, as requested.

  • Enter data and observations into LIMS.


  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry or other physical science, with eight to ten years of experience

  • Associate degree in chemistry and a minimum of ten years of chemistry laboratory work experience

  • Strong knowledge of GC/MS, GC/FID, and/or GC/ECD systems and operation.


  • Knowledge of LC/MS/MS systems and operation.

  • Experience in the analysis of environmental samples by LC/MS/MS

  • Proficiency in Analyst® and Multiquant™ software platforms.

  • Proficiency in Chemstation® and Enviroquant™ software platforms.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

  • Understanding of EPA GLP guidelines and agricultural regulatory requirements.

  • HAZWOPER training

  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision or as part of a team

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills required


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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