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Toxicologist II

NMS Labs, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

Salary: Not stated

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

NMS Labs is the nation's leading independent provider of professional laboratory testing services, specializing in clinical toxicology, forensic science, and other vitally important areas of esoteric testing and expert services. We employ more than 250 highly trained professionals who work closely with leading healthcare providers, medical researchers, and various members of the criminal and civil justice system to provide integrated testing and consultative services.

NMS Labs is an ISO accredited independent provider of clinical and forensic toxicology, endocrinology and criminalistics laboratory services for the health care and forensic sciences communities. Since 1970, we have built a reputation as a provider of innovative, first-to-market and hard-to-find testing that has evolved to a broad menu of over 2,500 laboratory tests.

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Duties: The Toxicologist makes decisions regarding the progress, evaluation and conclusion of analytical toxicological cases and certifies cases up to and including courtroom testimony. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Review of analytical results in regards to correctness, appropriateness and specific case-related issues
  • Preparation of reports
  • Communication with clients, client services, and toxicologists regarding cases
  • Answer toxicology-related questions for client services and clients
  • Perform toxicology-related laboratory case-work and research
  • Provide input on policy and organizational improvement
  • Assist laboratory staff in improving and developing methods
  • Identify and correct laboratory-related differences and problems
  • Prepare reports and/or give testimony in forensic toxicological matters resulting from analytical casework
  • Prepare reports and/or give testimony in ESG submissions without analytical casework
  • Assure high quality, relevant laboratory data through such processes as laboratory involvement, analytical specification preparation, continuing education, etc.


  • Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in a scientific discipline with completion of at least 25 semester hours in chemistry including 1 or more courses in analytical chemistry and instrumentation
  • 3+ years’ work experience performing toxicological casework including postmortem and human performance.
  • ABFT or ABCC board eligibility or certification is required
Physical Demands:
  • Ability to talk, hear, stand, reach with hands and arms, and use hands and fingers to manipulate instrument/equipment controls, computer keyboard, objects, tools or controls.
  • Requires moving from one work location to another to sit and stand, sometimes for extended periods of time.
  • Specific vision abilities (with correction) include color, distance, peripheral, depth, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to travel as needed for court testimony.

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Posted: November 2, 2016

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