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Toxicologist III QC

ARP Sciences LLC is seeking an Analytical Toxicologist III to work as a federal contractor within the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System. The position is assigned to the Division of Forensic Toxicology and will serve as a section head and supervisor to the military drug testing community as well as the Armed Forces Medical Examiner.? The position will assist in research and analytical projects as assigned and serve as an expert in the area of Forensic Toxicology for AFMES and for the DoD Drug Testing Program.


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MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:


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1.???? Analysis of biological specimens using the following techniques:


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??????? Solid Phase or Liquid/Liquid Drug Extractions


??????? Advanced Knowledge of mass spectrometry and compound fragmentation


??????? Advanced Knowledge of Quantitative Analysis


??????? Advanced Knowledge of Instrumental Analysis


??????? Mass Spectrometry (Advanced)


??????? Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry? (Advanced)


??????? Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (Advanced)


??????? Tandem Mass Spectrometry (Advanced)


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2.???? Maintain an accurate written record of all analyses performed and ensure proper archiving of records.


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3.???? Participates in Laboratory Analysis Programs including:


??????? Routine instrument maintenance


??????? Analysis of Quality Control specimens


??????? Preparation for laboratory inspections by Inspectors from certifying and accrediting agencies


??????? Responsible for maintaining laboratory facilities and equipment in operating condition and reporting problems and possible solutions to the Chief, Laboratory Operations


??????? Evaluation of laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and ensuring laboratory compliance with those standards.? This involves reporting SOP discrepancies to the Chief, Laboratory Operations.


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4.???? Evaluation of instruments, extraction techniques, and analysis protocols as well as data review.


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5.???? Lead research projects and function as section supervisor, team leader or technical advisor on multiple projects as assigned.


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6.???? Maintain logs of analyses performed, equipment problems and solutions, freezer and refrigerator temperature logs and equipment operation logs.


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7.???? Maintain the laboratory in a Mission readiness status at all times; this requires the Section Head to be aware of existing and potential problems concerning laboratory safety, equipment operation, maintain supply readiness and other critical laboratory functions.


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8.???? Handle hazardous materials and waste, ensuring proper safety precautions are taken in storing and disposition of these materials.


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9.???? Authorship in peer reviewed journal and/or presentation of scientific data.


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10.? Personnel management and work ethic required to maintain good team cohesion and to set a good working example.


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11.? Prepare blind quality control specimens used in the quality assurance programs for military urine drug testing laboratories.? Prepare proficiency testing reports and take appropriate actions to recommend laboratory certification and/or decertification to the DoD.


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12.? Subject matter expert in Forensic Toxicology for the DoD Drug Testing Program.? Serves as a consultant for this program, including on-site analytical troubleshooting and method development.


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13.? Serve as an inspector for the DoD accreditation program.


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14.? Serve as staff faculty member for training courses sponsored by the Division.? These courses are tailored for the specific audiences including military drug testing staff members, military investigative agents, forensic pathology residents, and student interns.


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15.? Assume responsibilities of Chief and/or Deputy Chief, Laboratory Operations, in his/her absence.?


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16.? Perform other job-related duties appropriate to the Division mission as assigned.


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EDUCATION OR TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:


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?????B.S. or M.S. in Science-related Field (e.g., Chemistry, Biology, Forensics, etc.)


?????5 years of experience in a Forensic Toxicology laboratory




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Must be a US citizen able to complete a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NAC-I) background investigation.




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