The Technical Director of Forensic Toxicology is responsible for all operations of the laboratory, including but not limited to, the routine to moderate to complex testing and analysis of specimens according to established policies and procedures. Utilizes professional judgment, knowledge and leadership to develop new procedures or methods, educate others and improve systems. Additionally, collaborates with all members of the laboratory to provide quality service. The Director must be readily available to the laboratory members for reference.
This position requires extensive experience from a Quality Assessment/Control (QA/QC) for qualitative analysis and Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry/Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) testing for the identification and quantitation of analytes in question. The role requires excellent systematic troubleshooting skills with ability to implement corrective action, data analysis, data reporting and calibration on laboratory analytical equipment. Additionally, this position requires the ability to be mechanically inclined and detail oriented. The individual performs all work in conformance with applicable regulations. The individual also performs all work in a safe manner. As the Technical Director of Forensic Toxicology, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development of our methods, which in turn, delivers to our patients and customers. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect SteelFusion Clinical Toxicology Laboratory, LLCs high regard for our employees.
The director must be qualified as a forensic toxicologist to direct the laboratory, but does not necessarily have the experience to interpret all results generated by that laboratory, providing that the laboratory also employs or contracts other people with the required expertise. For example, a laboratory director may be very experienced in the field of impaired driving by drugs, but have limited experience in postmortem toxicology. That is generally acceptable, providing that the laboratory also has another toxicologist with adequate experience in postmortem toxicology. ? Examples of alternative acceptable qualifications: Doctoral degree in a chemical or biological discipline and at least three years of full-time laboratory experience in forensic toxicology - Master's degree in a chemical or biological discipline and at least five years of full-time laboratory experience in forensic toxicology - Bachelor's degree in a chemical or biological discipline and at least seven years of full-time laboratory experience in forensic toxicology. ? It is acknowledged that a perfectly competent and experienced laboratory director may not have the time or specific experience required to interpret all forensic toxicology results. However, the laboratory must employ or contract sufficient qualified forensic toxicologists with the required