Analytical Toxicologist II – SFTDTL Quality Control Analyst/Laboratory Certifying Official
SNA International is seeking an Analytical Toxicologist II 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 Laboratory Certifying Official (LCO) and quality control (QC) analyst for the Division of Forensic Toxicology – SFTDTL. The position will prepare analytical calibrators and controls, will maintain quality control records, produce periodic charts and tables that reflect the performance of reagents and solutions, review data for compliance, accuracy and completeness, participate as an analyst in research programs, and perform any special testing as directed by laboratory management.
- Analysis of biological specimens using the following techniques:
- Intermediate knowledge of immunoassay methodology
- Solid Phase and Liquid/ Liquid Drug Extractions
- Intermediate Knowledge of mass spectrometry and compound fragmentation
- Intermediate Knowledge of Quantitative Analysis
- Intermediate Knowledge of Instrumental Analysis
- Mass Spectrometry (Intermediate)
- Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (Intermediate)
- Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (Intermediate)
- Tandem Mass Spectrometry (Intermediate)
- Manufactures various calibrators and controls that support chromatography, mass
spectrometry and immunoassay analytical methods.
- Maintain accurate written performance records of all reagents and solutions provided by the
quality control section and ensure proper archiving of those records.
- Produce periodic charts and tables that reflect the performance of reagents and solutions and
make recommendations to the laboratory management.
- Evaluation of laboratory Quality Control Standard Operating Procedures and ensuring
laboratory compliance with those standards. Recommend changes to laboratory management
- Review data for compliance, accuracy, and completeness to assure that all reported results
meet technical and administrative requirements of the laboratory outlined in the SOPs.
- Receives specimens and related calibrators into the laboratory, establish and maintain
accurate chain of custody, accession specimens into the laboratory, aliquot specimens for
subsequent testing and logs specimens into the LIMS.
- 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 Technical Director, SFTDTL
- Evaluation of instrument, extraction techniques, analysis protocols and data review.
- Complete research projects and function as assigned.
- Maintain logs of analyses performed, equipment problems and solutions, freezer and
refrigerator temperature logs and equipment operation logs.
- Maintain the laboratory in a Mission readiness status at all times; this requires analyst to be aware of existing and potential problems concerning laboratory safety, equipment operation, maintain supply readiness and other critical laboratory functions.
- Handle hazardous materials and hazardous waste, ensuring proper safety precautions are
taken in storing and disposition of these materials.
- Authorship in peer reviewed journal and/or presentation of scientific data.
- Perform other job-related duties appropriate to the Division mission as assigned.
EDUCATION OR TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
- M.S. in Science-related Field (e.g., Chemistry, Biology, Forensics etc.)
- M.S. in Science-related Field and 3 years of job experience preferred
Must be a US citizen able to complete a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NAC-I) background investigation.
Please submit your resume and a cover letter that outlines why you should be considered for this position and position level.
No phone calls please.
SNA International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.