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Toxicology Methods Analyst

at Harris County

Posted: 4/10/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2368045
Keywords: planning

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

Toxicology Method Analyst Reports to Method Development Coordinator. 
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs liquid/liquid and solid phase extractions for method development and validation activities.
  • Prepares laboratory reagents and maintains supplies in accordance with laboratory procedures.
  • Reviews instrument data, prepares calibration curves, and identifies/quantifies target drugs in control and specimen chromatograms.
  • Performs routine laboratory upkeep duties such as cleaning glassware, discarding biohazard trash, organizing laboratory work and storage areas, and maintaining laboratory cleanliness.
  • Performs quality assurance/quality control procedures on reagents, equipment and instruments as necessary.
  • Assists in ensuring the laboratory conforms to ABFT, ANAB and ISO 17025 accreditation standards.
  • Follows rigorously all safety manuals, standard operating procedures, and quality assurance/quality control protocols.
  • Keeps management abreast of information critical to the proper planning and coordination of laboratory operation and communicates with other lab personnel.
  • Participates in casework activities as training and time permits.
  • Other duties as assigned by laboratory management.

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a Natural science and meet the Toxicology Analyst (General, Non-interpretive) coursework requirements outlined in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 37, Part 15, Chapter 651, Subchapter C, Rule §651.207 (https://bit.ly/2OQ83O4).
  • Familiarity with a scientific laboratory environment, including reagent preparation, routine laboratory equipment (i.e., balances, pipettes and glassware) and safety procedures. 

 Additional Requirements:
  • If casework is performed, the Method Analyst shall be licensed by the Texas Forensic Science Commission as a Toxicology Analyst (General, Non-interpretive). 
  • Must be able to move and lift objects not heavier than 45 pounds.
 
NOTE: To qualify for this position, required education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history. Resumes are welcome, but we do not use any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration.

Preferences

  • Experience with specimen preparation, especially solid phase and liquid-liquid extractions and analytical instrumentation, including liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and mass spectrometry.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word and Excel. 

General Information

TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION; OFFICIAL CERTIFIED ORIGINAL WILL BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ANY JOB OFFER.

HOURS:
  • Monday - Friday 
  • Flexible / 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

SALARY:
  • Commensurate with Experience
  • Based on 26 Pay Periods

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.