Nelson Labs
  • 19-Nov-2018 to 22-Dec-2018 (MST)
  • Chemistry
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Time-off, 401(k) w/ company match and much more!

At Nelson Laboratories, a Sotera Health Company, our employees are part of an industry-leading, global provider of sterility assurance, medical device evaluation services and expert advisory services.

Our employees receive competitive pay, growth and learning opportunities, insurance benefits, tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, time-off and the opportunity to attend many company-sponsored employee and family events.

Nelson Labs employees play a critical role in reaching our mission of: Safeguarding Global Health™.


The Chemist I provides daily operation to established methods, ensuring quality compliance to the protocol. They have overall responsibility for the technical conduct of all assigned tests as well as for the analysis, documentation, and reporting of results. They are the single point of study control. They communicate with clients on technical aspects of the testing. They serve as a master trainer in the company.  

Essential Job Duties


  • Ensure procedures and reports are current with company procedures
  • Ensure final reports accurately reflect the data, results and conclusions of the testing
  • Evaluates test results for suitability and designates acceptability
  • Ensure sample and data traceability are maintained throughout testing
  • Ensure calculations and statistics accurately reflect the raw data
  • Ensure test controls and monitors are accurately recorded and reviewed
  • Maintain and operate assigned analytical instruments
  • Assists with troubleshooting analytical instrumentation problems, and assists in the best course of action to remedy those problems.
  • Host client visits/audits
  • Assist in client consultation
  • Communicate regularly with sponsors and work to meet or exceed their expectations. Quality responsibilities
  • Reviews general data quality to determine where changes to methods or procedures could improve quality and throughput

Customer Focus

  • Uphold the NL service standard
  • Assist in client consultation and communicates testing specifics and requirements to ensure proper testing if needed.
  • Communicate regularly with sponsors and work to meet or exceed their expectations.
  • Assists with questions from sales, service center, quality and regulatory teams.

Project Management

  • Work with SL/DM in managing test work flow to ensure sponsor expectations are met.
  • Meet turn around deadlines.
  • Work with Lab Analysts to organize daily workflow.

Regulatory Compliance

  • Reviews general data quality to determine where changes to methods or procedures could improve quality and throughput
  • Know and follow applicable regulatory requirements (GMP, GLP, ISO, etc.)
  • Know and follow ISO 17025 and ISO 9001 guidelines
  • Know and follow company policies and procedures
  • Complete required training on time


  • Attend work regularly and reliably
  • Continually learn and train, review scientific literature, and attend meetings to keep current with new technical and scientific information
  • Complete required training on time
  • Perform training for new and existing employees

Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

B.S. Degree (Science based preferred)


A.A/A.S. Degree (Science based preferred)


Minimum 1 year of MS technique and instrumentation experience (Orbitrap preferred). 

Other analytical chemistry techniques and instrumentation experience preferred.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are a representative of those that must be met to perform the essential job functions.

  • Required to stand and traverse 50% of the day to various office and lab locations and 50% of the day working at a computer.
  • Bending, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing.
  • Ability to have full body movement required.
  • Occasional push and pull tasks with one or both hands.
  • Must be able to work while wearing personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, goggles, face shields, gloves, lab coats and personal protective equipment deemed necessary to protect testing and to protect employees from various solutions, wastes, etc.

Must be able to lift up to 45lbs.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional laboratory environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment and lab equipment including but not limited to computers keyboards, computer mouse, telephones, photocopiers, file cabinets, microscopes, micropipettes, pipette aids, various hand tools and analytical equipment.

Possibility exists for exposure to biological and chemical hazards, exposure to carcinogenic compounds and other environmental aspects which may be considered unfavorable. Employees are expected to follow Biosafety and Chemical Hygiene policies, practices and procedures.

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