Research Associate


Round Lake, Illinois

a month ago

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Research Associate
Round Lake, Illinois

a month ago

Job Description

Title: Research Associate      
Duration: 12 Months
Location: Round Lake IL 60073

The Renal Extractables & Leachables (E&L) team applies analytical expertise to sustain life saving products on the market and ensure progression of the diverse product portfolio of  Renal Care business. This position will provide analytical and technical support for E&L and impurities analysis compliance. Specifically, this candidate will assist subject matter experts (SMEs) by performing routine laboratory activities (e.g., solution preparation, instrumental analysis, sample management, laboratory upkeep) with the opportunity for continued growth into new responsibilities as the candidate expands their knowledge and skills. This position requires daily in-person and on-site laboratory work at Round Lake site.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Perform chemical analyses and sample preparation, including solid-phase extraction (SPE) and liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) in support of E&L screening studies, nitrosamines testing and impurities evaluations to comply with regulatory or internal requirements for Renal care products.
• Perform experiments to assist in method development and method validation, specifically for nitrosamines and E&L analysis, within specified timelines.
• Generate scientific experimental data following written procedures including protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
• Responsible for sample management: inventory, receipt, handling, and shipping.
• Perform labware cleaning, sample preparation, reagent, and standard preparations supporting various laboratory activities.
• Learn analytical techniques to contribute to the changing needs of impurity and E&L studies.
• Provide support as needed in calibration and maintenance of equipment in the laboratory.
• Document and review laboratory work using an Electronic Laboratory Notebook per good documentation practices (GDP) and general good laboratory practices (GLP).
• Follow Quality Manual, SOPs, and Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S) guidelines in day-to-day activities, to ensure proactive compliance and continuous improvement.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The following knowledge, skills, and/or abilities are required:
• Background in analytical chemistry and chemical laboratory practices from education and/or previous employment experience is desired.
• Operation of analytical tools/ instruments (weighing balances, pH meters etc.) and wet chemistry sample preparation techniques.
• Should have analytical problem-solving mindset, high learning agility, innovative experimental attitude along with good presentation skills.
• Strong drive to learn new skills and information to facilitate growth of the candidate’s knowledge and skillset.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
• Demonstrates an inclusive attitude and an ability to collaborate with team members and cross-functional team members for project deliverables.
• Ability to objectively assess, organize, and clearly communicate information.
• Ability to plan and complete the assigned work to meet project deliverables in a timely manner.
• Provide and accept critical feedback from others in a constructive manner.
• Embrace diversity and inclusion, value differences.

Education and/or Experience:
• Educational Qualification: B.S. or M.S. in chemistry or related field.
• Analytical or organic chemistry preferred.
• Professional Experience: 0-3 years of relevant experience. 

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $27.00/hr.