Extracting Specialist (2nd Shift)

Asheville, NC posted on September 5

Extracting Specialist

Keystone Laboratory Inc. is currently seeking a dedicated employee, who can demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of the laboratory process, 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. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review LC/MS and GC/MS data and report results.
  • Sample prep for LC/MS and GC/MS analysis.
  • LC/MS and GC/MS instrument maintenance.
  • General lab duties (making reagents, etc.).
  • Must have strong math and analytical problem solving
  • Must have the ability to enter data accurately in a computer system
  • Must have the ability to quickly learn new computer systems for data entry and inquiry
  • Must maintain security and document/report problems to the supervisor (QA/QC Official, Certifying Scientist or Scientific Director.)
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work well under production pressures and deadlines.
  • Must be able to work in a cooperative manner with co-workers, supervisors and others on Company premises.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to complete an assigned task in a safe manner and in a constant state of alertness and must understand and follow all safety rules. 
  • Must be regular and predictable in attendance. 
  • Must be available to work occasional weekends, nights and after normal business hours, and on short notice, if required.
  • Must be detailed oriented and can perform data entry quickly but most importantly accurately.


  • Self-motivated and disciplined
  • Organized and Detail oriented
  • Apply relevant local, state and federal rules and regulations, including OSHA.
  • Complete and follow in house training.
  • Work with little supervision yet effectively follow directions of supervisors and other management level personnel.
  • Dedicated to high quality work and Company Spirit
  • Willing to learn and or suggest new ways of doing the team’s work

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

  • Instrument maintenance on GC/MS, LC/MS/MS, liquid handling robotics, immunoassay analyzers, etc.
  • IT skills for Computer maintenance/software installation
  • SQL or VBA for LIMS configuration/Instrument automation

Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a natural science to meet regulatory requirements such as biology or chemistry (Chemistry preferred).

Essential Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.



Favorable Background Check and Passing Drug Test required for employment.