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Actalent Lab Technician in Missoula, Montana


The scope of this role is to provide a chemist or physical scientist capable of performing experimental design and testing on wildland fire chemicals. Some of the daily responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare test equipment and samples

  • Select and operate appropriate analytical instruments

  • Conduct scientific experiments on fire chemicals

  • Adhere to test protocols and procedures as outlined in specifications, standard test procedures, project study plans, and other written documents

  • Identify acceptable and unacceptable outcomes of test results

  • Use various computer programs for data collection, analyses and report writing

  • Provide strong attention to detail

  • Demonstrate strong writing and oral communication skills

  • Strict adherence to all lab safety rules and practices

This person will be working at the Missoula Technology and Development Center as a Scientist/Research Scientist. This will be in a federal lab setting, and research will be performed to ultimately enhance protection and advanced readiness for forest fires. This position is an immediate need, and the federal project will go on for 5 years.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • BS Degree (Chemistry preferred, but open to life sciences) + at a minimum academic research experience

  • Experience with following lab SOPs

  • Data entry

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs, and spend extended periods of time standing or walking

  • Ability to pass federal security clearance

Experience Level:

Intermediate Level

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.