JOB NO.: 96558-AS
Work Type: Staff-Full Time
Department: WSLH\TOXICOLOGY\AL,DRUG A
Categories: Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Research, Scientific, Other
Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable
Position Vacancy ID: 96558-AS
Working Title: Forensic Scientist
Official Title: SR CHEMIST(R30BN)
Anticipated Begin Date: DECEMBER 01, 2018
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Minimum $55,406 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Degree and Area of Specialization:
Bachelors in Forensic Science, Organic Chemistry, or closely related field.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
A minimum of 7 years' experience in a laboratory setting demonstrating superior performance and extensive knowledge in research, forensic toxicology, analytical testing and courtroom testimony. Extensive experience using gas chromatography (GC) equipped with the following: headspace, flame ionization detection, nitrogen-phosphorus detection and mass spectroscopy (MS). An individual with experience in the extraction of drugs of abuse and alcohol from a biological sample matrix in a forensic science laboratory is preferred. Knowledge and ability to troubleshoot and repair GCHS, GCMS and dry scroll pumps preferred. Individual's years of experience should reflect progressively greater professional expertise and knowledge as it applies to the duties and responsibilities of the position.
License or certificate:
An individual possessing State of Wisconsin: Alcohol, Controlled Substances, and Controlled Substance Analyst permit is preferred.
This position is located within the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH), performing duties under the general supervision of the Forensic Toxicology Section Director. This position is focused on forensic toxicology testing and result interpretation for alcohol and drugs, including analytical, quality assurance and support activities associated within the WSLH roles as an American Board of Forensic Toxicology accredited laboratory. The ability to work independently and make decisions regarding analytical testing and method development assistance will be necessary. Travel and courtroom testimony regarding alcohol and drugs and the effects on the human body are also major responsibilities.
Knowledge of general, inorganic, organic and analytical chemistry. Knowledge of scientific and statistical basis of quantitative analysis. Knowledge of basic principles of toxicology, pharmacology, and pharmacokinetics. Knowledge of chromatographic theory and instrument operation (gas and liquid chromatography and mass spectroscopy) in analysis of biological materials for drugs and poisons. Knowledge of immunoassay procedures relative to toxicology analysis. Knowledge of theory and practice of laboratory safety. Knowledge of expert witness testimony related to laboratory analyses and interpretation of analytical results. Knowledge of computer applications related to word processing and laboratory database operations. Knowledge of quality control and quality assurance principles and their application to screening and quantitation procedures. Knowledge of the pharmacokinetics of ethanol and its effect on human performance.
Effective use of quality principles and tools. Effective team skills. Exceptional customer service skills. Effective interpersonal skills.
As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employee must be able to perform the essential job functions as outlined in the position description with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Instructions to applicants:
To apply for this job, please upload a resume and cover letter (including title and Vacancy ID#). If you have questions, you may email [email protected] or call Heather Sauer, 608-890-1152.
Additional Link: Full Position Details
NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
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Advertised: Oct 30 2018 Central Daylight Time
Application Close: Nov 13 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time