MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Proficiency with 3 or more of the following techniques as appropriate to the discipline: HPLC, GC, LC-MS/MS, LCTOF, LCQTOF, GC-MS, ICPMS (one must be LC-MS/MS or GC-MS), capillary electrophoresis, immunoassays, RNA/DNA extraction, PCR/ qPCR, Sequencing and other molecular methods; plus demonstrated expertise in at least one technique.
Demonstrates expertise in instrumental method development using modern instruments (including expertise in use of associated software) as well as sample preparation
Toxicology/Chemistry: Develops complex & challenging bioanalytical assays for the identification and quantitation of biologically active compounds and their transformation products in seized drugs or biological fluids & tissues employing LC-MS/MS, HPLC, GC, and GC/MS technologies
Biology: Develops novel approaches in sample preparation of analytical approach for the identification of biological fluid and stains, and innovative approaches to analysis, sample preparation, purification, or data interpretation in DNA analysis.
Participates in development and preparation of grant applications
Trains staff and students to understand and apply chemical and instrumental methods
Serves as internal consultant in troubleshooting and development issues throughout the organization
Documents and adheres to QA and QC methods, and prepares and prepares and maintains SOP’s
Maintains currency with relevant literature and current topics, and performs literature searches
Participates in providing continuing education
Publishes in the scientific literature and presents at scientific meetings
Recommends and implements new programs
Other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
Possesses oral and written communication skills, and good computer skills (including use of word processors, spreadsheets and data analysis software).
Excellent technical writing skills
Meets regulatory compliance standards and has knowledge of and follows proper safety practices
Ability to effectively present technical information and respond to questions in an understandable manner.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex technical data, procedures, and instructions in verbal, written, mathematical or diagrammatical form.
Ability to define and resolve problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
Ability to write presentations and articles using original or innovative techniques or style
Ability to make effective speeches/presentations to management, public groups and/or scientific forums
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Ph.D in chemistry, toxicology, pharmacology, biology, molecular biology, genetics or related science
3 years of experience in sample prep, relevant instrumentation, method development
Track record of peer reviewed publication(s) and presentation at scientific meeting(s)
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK CONDITIONS
Ability to hear
Vision (with correction) including color, distance, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
Standing, reaching with hands and arms, and using hands and fingers to manipulate instrument or equipment controls, computer keyboard, office equipment, objects or tools
Movement from one work location to another
Sitting and standing, sometimes for extended periods of time
Lifting objects up to 20 lbs.
Exposure to intermittent or constant sounds generated by equipment
Exposure to fumes, noxious odors and dust
Exposure to biological material and blood-borne pathogens
Exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals
Proximity to moving parts
To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume and apply at http://www.nmslabs.com/careers .
Applicants will also be asked to provide transcripts upon application.
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