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Research Assistant Method Development Chemist sought by Praxis Laboratory in Centralia

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Praxis Laboratory seeks Research Assistant Method Development Chemist in Centralia

To apply you must submit both a resume AND cover letter. Failure to include both documents will be considered a deficiency in your attention to detail & you will not be considered for any positions.

We are an analytical laboratory located about 25 miles south of Olympia Wa. We analyze food, agricultural, & environmental samples. We are also certified by the state of Washington to analyze cannabis samples.

We offer paid vacation, matching 401k, medical reimbursement, holiday pay, merit based bonus program / profit sharing

Candidate will be responsible for assisting the Chief Scientific Officer and Laboratory director with chemical analyses, method development, method validation, method research, etc

Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of analytical instrumentation(GC, HPLC, UV/VIS), organic chemistry, and wet bench chemistry.


  • BS/BA, MS, or PhD in chemistry
  • very high level of organization and attention to detail
  • positive, upbeat attitude
  • must be able to work independently
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • ability to multi-task and stay on top of many projects at the same time
  • show demonstrated ability to successfully follow SOPs
  • a penchant for perfection and an eagerness to learn, contribute, and excel
  • must be legally able to work in the US. Local candidates preferred.

To apply submit a resume, and cover letter. Applicants that do not provide a cover letter will not be considered.


* Keep pace and stay organized with multiple projects and deadlines.
* Write, review, and/or implement testing methods
* Maintain equipment
* Develop hi-throughput methods for
* Work both as part of a team and independently
* Implement validated methods from the U.S.P., AOAC, peer reviewed literature, etc.

Preferred Skills:

* Extensive experience with GC, lcms,icpms, HPLC method development
* Experience with brewing, food, environmental, and cannibinoid chemistry
* Environmental and water testing experience
* Computer skills (SQL, Python, Access, Excel, Etc)
* Ability to interact and work with clients
* Experience in a high throughput environment

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 – $80,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekends


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • Laboratory Experience: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

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  • Waiting period may apply
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