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Toxicologist 1

Company: University of Miami
Location: Miami
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Current Employees:If you are a current Staff, Faculty or Temporary employee at the University of Miami, please click to log in to Workday to use the internal application process. To learn how to apply for a faculty or staff position using the Career worklet, please review this .The University of Miami has an exciting opportunity for a Toxicologist 1 in the Department of Pathology located in Miami, Florida.The Toxicologist 1 performs scientific tests on bodily fluids and tissue samples to identify the presence of any drugs or chemicals in the body. Moreover, the Toxicologist 1 analyzes and evaluates statistical data in furtherance of the University's research goals and objectives.CORE JOB FUNCTIONS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

  • Analyzes and performs examinations on evidence to detect and quantify drugs, narcotics, poisons, or other controlled substances using chemical techniques.
  • Performs housekeeping tasks including maintaining laboratory supplies and reference materials.
  • Assists in the inventory, maintenance, storage, and disposition of evidence.
  • Performs basic maintenance on gas and liquid chromatography instrumentation.
  • Supports efforts to summarize toxicological literature.
  • Enters data into databases and prepares reports on observed and recorded effects.
  • Uses state-of-the-art chemical and biomedical instrumentation.
  • Serves as liaison to the courts and other external agencies by providing expert witness testimony.
  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.CORE QUALIFICATIONSEducation:Bachelor's degree in relevant field requiredCertification and Licensing:Certification in relevant specialty or fieldExperience: -Minimum 3 years of relevant experienceDepartment Specific FunctionsThis is the journey-level class where toxicologist works with greater independence and may participate in training laboratory technicians. - The toxicologist has primary responsibility for operating the toxicology laboratory and for performing tests in routine, complicated, unusual, or debated cases by utilizing GC and LC-MS-MS, HS-GC, ELISA, SPE, and LLE techniques. - The toxicologist position also requires experience in forensic toxicology laboratory practices such as chain of custody, an FDLE and clinical license is desirable but not mandatory, and instrumentation troubleshooting capabilities. - The casework, all results, and reports are reviewed by the toxicologist and supervisor/director.Job requirements1. Thorough knowledge of physical and analytical chemistry as it applies to the field of forensic science.2. Analyzes and performs examinations on evidence to detect and quantify drugs, narcotics, poisons, or other controlled substances using instrumental, chemical, techniques, including (but not limited to), gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, Enzyme-Linked-Immunosorbent-Assay (ELISA).3. Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, instruments, and methods used in drug and toxicology analysis as applied to the collection and analysis of criminal evidence.4. Thorough knowledge of laboratory techniques, analysis, and procedures, including various types of spectroscopy, chromatography, spectrometry, and ELISA.5. Ability to explain laboratory analysis, instrumental techniques, procedures, and theories in a clear and concise manner so that non-scientists may understand the significance of the results obtained using these procedures6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.7. Ability to prepare and deliver legal testimony accurately and be cross-examined and remain composed in court.8. Ability to apply scientific procedures, methodology, and formulas to assigned work.9. Provides independent routine maintenance of laboratory equipment.Education Requirements for Toxicologist: Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor Degree in a natural science, a forensic science, an engineering science, or criminalistics, including or supplemented by at least twelve (12) credit hours in chemistry at the graduate or undergraduate level, and 1-5 years of full-time experience in a toxicology laboratory conducting toxicology analysis. -A clinical license in the field of clinical chemistry is desirable but not mandatory.Knowledge, skills, and ability; 1. - Requires knowledge of basic statistical methods and procedures.2. Requires thorough knowledge of laboratory techniques used to perform the scientific examination of biological samples3. Requires knowledge regarding chain of custody, state, federal and local laws and regulations3. Requires ability to maintain and establish satisfactory working relationships with coworkers, various law enforcement personnel, and legal system personnel4. - Requires knowledge of scientific research methods and procedures as it relates to the position5. Requires knowledge/ ability to learn various software applications such as ChemStation -, Masshunter - FileMaker Pro, Microsoft office.6. Must be proficient in instrument maintenance and troubleshooting, method development.The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click for additional information.Job Status:Full timeEmployee Type:StaffPay Grade:h86

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