Analytical Chemist

Dickinson State University Dickinson , ND 58602

Posted 2 months ago

Analytical Chemist

Hiring Department: Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC)

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classifications: $60,000+/Annual, Full-Time, Benefited, Exempt

Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, and annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Some travel required.

Position is open until filled. For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5PM on September 5, 2019.


Position Details: A Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

At the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), we know our people are our greatest asset. Our team of over 200 is sought after worldwide to solve energy and environmental challenges in innovative ways. Since 1951, we've worked with over 1,300 clients in 53 countries. We recognize that quality, market-driven science and engineering technologies come from engaged, motivated employees. We encourage lifelong learning through our Employee Development Program and offer many opportunities for both professional and personal growth. In addition to competitive salaries and an outstanding benefits package, the EERC provides opportunities for inventors of commercialized technologies to share in the profits. As the EERC is part of the University of North Dakota, employees are eligible for tuition waivers and reduced tuition for family members. Apply with us for a position that can turn into a lifelong passion and a work environment that's more like a family.

We are looking for experienced, scientifically trained, and creative individuals to contribute to the success of the organization by performing one or more of the following functions:

  • Work in strong collaboration with EERC subject matter experts, principal investigators, and EERC leadership to conduct laboratory analyses, experiments and interpret laboratory data to support research activities related to improved production of unconventional oil and gas reservoirs, enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in unconventional and conventional formations and fuels analysis.

  • Work as part of a diverse, multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers to ensure that laboratory work is successfully completed on time, on budget, and within client expectations.

  • Perform analytical research focused on chemical and geochemical evaluation of water, oil, rocks and other natural and man-made materials.

  • Ensure that laboratory data and results are of excellent quality and integrated with the theoretical, modeling and field components of related EERC research efforts.

  • Adhere to laboratory safety protocols and assist in regular review and updating of laboratory safety plans.

  • Work closely with senior staff, project managers and laboratory staff to develop and expand the research-based efforts occurring in the laboratories.

  • Set up equipment and instrumentation to allow for chemical and geochemical analysis of oil and rock samples.

  • Provide technical assistance on projects related to CO2 EOR, CO2 storage, unconventional hydrocarbon recovery, natural resource management, biofuels development, critical resource characterization and recovery, geologic and synthetic materials characterization, and the environmental aspects of energy development.

  • Some travel is required.

Required Competencies:

  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong project management and organizational skills.

  • Knowledge and willingness to learn about new technologies.

  • Adherence to and promotion of good safety practices in the workplace and field.

  • Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail.

  • Hands-on experience with analytical instrumentation maintenance and light repair/modifications.

  • Experience preparing high-quality technical reports and documents and in preparing and delivering technical presentations.

For more information regarding the EERC, visit www.undeerc.org.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in analytical chemistry, geochemistry, chemical engineering, petroleum geology or closely related field with strong fundamental knowledge of analytical chemistry and gas chromatography.

  • At least 3 years of scientific research experience working in the oil and gas industry, national laboratory, or in a commercial laboratory.

  • Experience working in a laboratory environment, including data analysis and processing, adherence to and implementation of laboratory safety and quality assurance (QA)/quality control (QC) protocols.

  • Experience analyzing and evaluating subsurface media and/or fluids as they pertain to oil and gas production, enhanced oil recovery, CO2 storage or produced water characterization.

  • Cover Letter and resume/CV.

  • Successful completion of criminal history background check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, geochemistry, petroleum geology or closely related field.

  • Five or more years of scientific research experience in the oil and gas industry, a national lab or a commercial lab.

  • Experience performing and interpreting the results of whole oil GC analysis, GC-MS-based identification of biomarkers and/or ICP-MS or ICP-OES analysis of trace metals.

  • Experience with Agilent instrumentation and/or software packages such as Mass Hunter, Chrom Perfect or equivalent.

  • Experience applying geochemistry data and geochemistry principles, techniques, procedures, and analyses to solve problems related to oil and gas development and/or carbon sequestration.

  • Experience writing proposals for technical work.

  • Proficiency and experience with one or more of the following: experimental design; applied laboratory research; gas chromatography and hydrocarbon analysis; environmental chemistry; geochemistry; organic petrology.

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EEO/AA for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran's status and disability status on the form found at http://und.edu/affirmative-action/apcontrolcard.cfm. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran's Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university's policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years' of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at http://und.edu/discover/_files/docs/annual-security-report.pdf. You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202.


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