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Research Scientist-Water Quality & Emerging Contaminants

Company: American Water
Location: Belleville
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

American Water has a great career opportuntity within our research group that you don't want to miss out on!. Our team in Belleville, Illinois is located on-site within our Central Laboratory and has advanced analytical chemistry capabilities including LC-QQQ, GC-MS/MS, and LC-QTOF. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated experience in sample preparation and maintaining one or more of these instruments using EPA validated methodologies. Current projects are focused on PFAS, taste and odor, and treatment impacts on constituents of emerging concern in drinking water and it's sources.

You should have demonstrated experience in technical writing and peer-reviewed publications. In addition, strong data analysis skills and the ability to translate complex datasets into clear graphical visualizations and conclusive written results are critical to success in this role. Contributing to the technical background and approach in research funding proposals will also be part of the role as you move forward. If these things sound exciting to you--then don't wait to apply!

Share Our Purpose. Be Yourself. Feel Valued.

People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career. Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.

We are Beautifully Different. We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role! Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey.

American Water is the best choice for your next role! With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information on American Water, visit--- amwater.com ---and follow American Water on--- Twitter ,--- Facebook ---and--- LinkedIn .

Primary Role

The Scientist assists in solving complex problems in a scientific, technology or engineering domain [e.g., engineering, chemistry, microbiology, waste water treatment, software, machine learning etc.)
related to Am water's business areas. They assist in the creation and maintenance of a research and innovation agenda and roadmap to support Am Water Business needs. The scientist primarily supports research projects and contributes to the development of new products and applications in a chosen domain area. The Scientist adheres to research standards and the governance framework set by leadership. The Scientist helps create prototypes of an inventive solution, service or product. They contribute to research articles and papers relevant to their domain.

Key Accountabilities

  • Executes research and innovation projects within one's own domain; tracks project budgets and costs
  • Participates in project progress meetings
  • Assists in preparing technical information and major findings of research and innovation projects into clear, comprehensive written weekly or monthly reports, research reports,
  • Contributes to articles in peer-reviewed journals and presentations in national and local conferences.
  • Contributes to the development of new products and solutions by researching, developing prototypes or features of a product
  • Keeps abreast of latest trends and happenings in one's chosen domain
  • Participates in discussions regarding the research and innovation roadmap for a specific domain
  • Partner with the operations as needed

    Experience/Education

    • Masters or PhD in engineering, environmental science, chemistry, microbiology, computer science, mathematics, or related area preferred Bachelors and/or 5 years' experience, Masters and/or 2 years' experience

      Competencies

      Prioritizes & Role Models Safety
      Self-Awareness
      Develops Talent
      Plans, Aligns, & Directs
      Drives Engagement
      Decision Quality

      Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing---

      American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because they arean individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Keywords: American Water, Belleville , Research Scientist-Water Quality & Emerging Contaminants, Other , Belleville, Illinois

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