Certifying Scientist

Asheville, NC posted on November 2

Exciting Opportunity in the Sciences - Keystone Laboratory is expanding

Company Summary: Keystone Laboratory has been in business for over 28 years.  We pride ourselves in being a place where employees are provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude as we provide our customers.

Position Summary: We are currently seeking employees who can demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of the laboratory process, certifyinbg results, data entry accurately, performing a variety of routine scientific tasks that provide experience and familiarization with the scientific staff, methods, practices and programs.  Must be able to work independently with little supervision; receives specific and detailed instructions and be able to follow as to required tasks and results expected. 


We are offering:

  • Full-time Position

Responsibilities include:

  • The Certifying Scientist will confirm and report findings as the result of scientific testing and analysis on each sample within specified turnaround time.  This will include loading and unloading samples and performing maintenance on a variety of instruments.

    Qualified candidates for this position must have:

  • Bachelor of Science degree or advanced degree in Chemistry or related field (must possess at least 16 credit hours of chemistry courses)
  • 1-3 years of data review experience in a laboratory environment
  • Previous working experience with GC/MS and LC/MS/MS strongly preferred

Skills required:

  • Self motivated and disciplined
  • Organized and Detail oriented
  • Dedicated to high quality work and Company Spirit
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Willing to learn and or suggest new ways of doing the team’s work
  • Able to pass a drug test and background check
  • Willing to work some weekends if required

Your skills must include:

  • Strong math and analytical problem solving
  • Ability to enter data accurately in a computer system
  • Ability to quickly learn new computer systems for data entry and inquiry

Skills to perform additional responsibilities such as the following make a candidate highly desirable:

  • Instrument maintenance on GC/MS, HPLCs, XYZ liquid handling robotics, immuno assay analyzers, ect.
  • IT skills for Computer maintenance/software installation
  • SQL or VBA for LIMS configuration/Instrument automation