Employment Opportunity


Toxicologist

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

Salary: $60,064.45 - $95,862.10 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

The purpose of this class within the organization is to analyze body fluids and tissues to identify and quantify drugs and toxins in the subject's system.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • Completes chain of custody for specimens entering the toxicology laboratory; organizes and maintains proper storage of all lab specimens; performs Volatiles analysis (Blood Alcohol Content) on morgue and toxicology specimens.
  • Prepares specimens for analysis; performs Basic Metabolic Analysis on morgue specimens; performs toxicological analysis on human specimens; logs in specimens.
  • Calibrates and maintains instruments; prepares and analyzes reports; provides court testimony; prints narratives and assigns testing; performs immunoassay/alcohol testing.
  • Retrieves and logs morgue and dui specimens; organizes and discards stored specimens; performs quality control, assurance and maintenance.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Requirements:

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in, Chemistry,Toxicology, Forensic Science or closely related field.
  • Requires one (1) year in a large scale toxicology laboratory or proof of an internship in a forensic toxicology lab as part of training.
Special Certifications and Licenses Required:
  • Must obtain the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Alcohol Testing Program Permit to perform Blood Alcohol Analysis within two (2) years of employment and maintain for the duration of the appointment.
Preferences:
  • Considerable ability to organize and thoroughly document all examinations performed
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of chemical analyses and standard laboratory analytical and safety procedures and protocols
  • Graduate of an accredited College or University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forensic Toxicology, Forensic Science, Toxicology/Pharmacology, Chemistry, or closely related biological science
  • Two (2) years of experience in laboratory work or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience; at least two (2) year of laboratory experience in a Forensic Toxicology Laboratory is preferred
  • Ability to thoroughly, comprehensively, and accurately review, record, and report instrument and equipment readings outputs, and analytical results
  • Ability to sit, speak, write, listen and use basic motor skills required in the operation of typical laboratory instrumentation and equipment
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of analytical analysis and the theory, operation, and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation and equipment such as pipettors, analytical balances, centrifuges, gas chromatographs, spectrophotometers, and immunoassay analyzers employed in the analysis, detection, identification, and quantitation of drugs, metabolites, and toxic agents in biological specimens, especially human postmortem body fluids and tissues
  • Ability to use a personal computer and basic office software
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of scientific principles and practices; Blood Borne Pathogen and chemical safety rules and regulations; Chain of Custody for handling and storing evidence and biological specimens
  • Experience in Deposition and/or Courtroom Testimony with respect to Laboratory Practice, Analytical Findings, etc.
  • General knowledge of the drugs and drug classes commonly used, misused, or abused; including common names, Drug Class, and accepted Medical Indication.
  • Thorough ability to review, record, and report analytical results accurately
  • Extensive knowledge of chemical analysis and laboratory procedures

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Posted: February 1, 2018



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