Analytical Chemist Lab Manager at the University of Michigan Biological Station
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:05 AM

The University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) seeks to hire a year round Analytical Chemist to manage a full-service analytical chemistry laboratory facility at our Douglas Lake facility in Pellston, Michigan.  The Analytical Chemist Lab Manager plays an important role within the Biological Station community by providing year-round quality analyses and advice and ensuring the safety of the analytical laboratory for hundreds of students and researchers. 


Provide analytical support for on-site students, faculty and researchers.  Sample matrices include soils, plants, water and animal tissue.  Provide critical evaluation of methods and implement new methods as needed.  Prepare and run samples and standards following established protocols.  Manage quality control records of all laboratory procedures.  Ensure all analytical instrumentation is functioning properly and repair as needed.

Serve as an advisor and consultant to students and research community regarding experimental design, sample collection and chemical analysis.  Collaborate with UMBS investigators to design and conduct research projects.  Train students to use lab equipment and supervise a summer laboratory assistant.

Work directly with University of Michigan Department of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health (OSEH) to ensure compliance with safety and health inspection of Biological Station laboratory facilities.  This annual inspection focuses on operational and personnel safety practices, general safety, waste disposal, training and equipment use.  Serve as the designated Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) for the unit.  Manage and document the safety training program for all researchers and students who use the facilities.

Departmental Qualifications

Must have a Master’s Degree in chemistry or one of the environmental sciences or Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry and 2-3 years related experience.  Experience operating and maintaining flow analyzers, combustion analyzers and stable isotope mass specs is required.  NOTE: This year-round position is based in Pellston, Michigan.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate should have strong analytical chemistry skills, be detail oriented, and able to communicate clearly. Have master-level experience operating and maintaining the following instruments:  LC-MS/MS, GC-MS, IRMS, ICP/MS, autoanalyzer, HPLC and ion chromatograph.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply through the UM Jobs website at to job posting 193672.  Contact Karie Slavik, UMBS Associate Director with any questions ([email protected]).