Research Chemist Position – NIOSH

Research Chemist Position

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Morgantown, WV


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is pleased to announce an opening for an Associate Service Fellow to study chemical transformations of occupational environments and join its Exposure Assessment Branch (EAB) in the Health Effects Laboratory Division (HELD; ), Morgantown, WV.


The candidate will be responsible for conducting gas-phase and surface-phase experiments to study the chemical transformations of consumer products and workplace emissions. Studies will include oxidation of chemical species, elucidation of chemical reaction mechanisms, and chemical collection and identification. Goals include developing more sensitive characterization of oxidized chemical species to be used as a basis for occupational sampling and as input for occupational exposure assessment.


A Master’s degree or Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field is required.  Skills in analytical chemistry (for example: gas and/or liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and/or infrared spectroscopy) are preferred as well as prior experience with chemical kinetics, aerosol chemistry, chemical synthesis, and good laboratory practice are desirable.


The HELD is a fully-equipped multi-scientific discipline research facility. The campus is located in Morgantown, WV, one of the top small cities in the United States, with fine schools and cultural features. It is adjacent to West Virginia University (WVU), and NIOSH employees typically establish close collaborations with investigators at WVU.


Interested applicants should contact Dr. Ray Wells, Chief EAB, at e-mail:  or (304)285-6341.  NIOSH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.