Forensic Toxicology Technical Director

Laboratory Name: 
North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory
Job Description: 

-Developing protocols and procedures for the NLFSC Toxicology Section;
-Purchasing and setting up instrumentation and equipment for new Forensic Toxicology Lab;
-Training new staff in procedures and protocols
-Supervision of Forensic Toxicology operation
-There will be opportunities for adjunct positions with LSU Medical School in Shreveport, for teaching and research.

-Master’s degree in natural science (e.g. biology, chemistry, toxicology, biochemistry) or applied science (e.g. forensic science) from an accredited institution
-Successful completion of general and organic chemistry with associated laboratory classes (minimum 16 hours); 16 hours of additional upper level chemistry, biochemistry or toxicology coursework; a course in statistics
-Five years full time laboratory experience as a forensic toxicologist.
-This position is open only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Valid driver’s license required. Applicants will be subjected to a background check of criminal history. An interview in Shreveport will be necessary before hiring. This opening will be filled as soon as possible.

-Employees’ benefits include participation in a retirement system and 100% health and dental insurance paid by the lab.
-The salary is competitive and negotiable.

How to apply
Please send by email or regular mail a curriculum vitae and transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable). Applications without transcripts will not be considered.

Jimmy Barnhill, NLCL System Director
1115 Brooks Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: 318-227-2889
FAX: 318-227-9013

CC: Alanna Brauer, NLCL Quality Mananger
1115 Brooks Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: 318-227-2889
FAX: 318-227-9013

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Jimmy D. Barnhill
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