LC-MS Scientist

Laboratory Name: 
USEF Equine Drug Testing & Research Laboratory
City: 
Lexington
State: 
Kentucky
Job Description: 

In keeping with the mission of the US Equestrian Federation and the Federation Equestre Internationale, the LC-MS scientist performs laboratory procedures for the detection of banned substances in equine samples. This includes: following laboratory protocols in accordance with ISO 17025 accreditation; performing instrumental analysis of samples on LC, LC/MS, GC/MS, LC/MS ion trap and LC/MS/MS; developing and updating techniques to improve the detection of banned substances; ensuring accurate and complete documentation of samples and results; preparing results to be presented at legal proceedings; and maintaining a clean, safe and secure laboratory environment.

This position reports directly to the Laboratory Director and has primary management responsibility over Chemists in the Laboratory. This involves participating in the hiring process, training and mentoring employees, overseeing workflow, evaluating performance and addressing performance issues. In addition, the LC-MS Scientist conducts research into new methods, drugs and related areas with the goal of improving drug testing and of publication in peer-reviewed journals.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent in Chemistry, Biology or Pharmacology.

EXPERIENCE: Three to five years of experience operating LC-MS preferably in drug analysis or post drug development analysis. Management experience and experience working in an ISO 17025-accredited laboratory preferred, but not mandatory.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have good communication skills, both written and oral, and be able to work effectively with others without close supervision. Must have supervisory skills and be able to mentor others. Must be capable of working under pressure to meet deadlines. Must understand the importance of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and be conversant with drug quantification and calculation of measurement uncertainty. Must be familiar with the demands of an accredited laboratory and an intense QA/QC Program. Must be capable of conducting research of publishable quality in peer-reviewed journals. Must be able to present scientific papers at meetings and present evidence at legal proceedings. Basic knowledge of statistics is preferred, but not required.

Contact Info
Contact: 
Becki McGee
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