Employment Opportunity

Toxicologist, Senior

Broward County Office of the Medical Examiners and Trauma Services, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Salary: $62,688.00 - $100,050.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


The Senior Toxicologist, under the supervision of the Chief Toxicologist:
  • Performs complex analytical screening, confirmation, and quantitative analysis of postmortem specimens for the presence of drugs and poisons in support of the District 17 Medical Examiner and biological specimens submitted by Broward County Law Enforcement Agencies secondary to the investigation of DUI and Sexual Battery Investigations;
  • Prepares reagents, calibration standards, and control samples employed in these analytical procedures;
  • Compiles data and participates in the preparation of technical reports of analytical findings;
  • Participates in the peer review process of analytical results and data collected from all analyses performed by laboratory staff;
  • Testifies in Court Proceedings (trial, depositions, etc.) concerning laboratory procedures, operations, and analytical results.
Additionally, the Senior Toxicologist will be expected to:
  • Demonstrate thorough ability to utilize current word processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail, Internet software, including the current county- wide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.
  • Have reasonable ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing as required in the operation of a typical laboratory environment
  • Have considerable initiative and judgment in conducting unusual tests and in devising methods and procedures for detecting chemical compounds in body fluids and sample sources.
  • Have ability to present evidence and findings in a clear, concise manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Successfully complete the designated probationary period.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Chief Toxicologist.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Requires a Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Toxicology, Chemistry, Forensic Science or closely related biomedical field.
  • Requires two (2) years experience in a full service toxicology laboratory.
Special Certifications and Licenses Required:
  • The State of Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Alcohol Testing Program Permit to Conduct Blood Alcohol Analysis and Diplomat Certification by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology are required; each must be obtained within three (3) years of application to these programs and the application process initiated within the first year in this classification.
  • Graduate of an accredited College of University with a Master of Science Degree in Forensic Toxicology, Forensic Science, Toxicology/Pharmacology, Chemistry, or closely related biological science
  • Experience in the operation and application of Gas Chromatography, Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, and Liquid Chromatography/Spectrometry.
  • Experience in courtroom testimony having qualified as an expert witness regarding analytical toxicology.

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Posted: October 4, 2016

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