Post Doc Toxicologist
- NMS Labs
- Location: Horsham, PA
- Job Number: 7060589
- Posting Date: Sep 20, 2019
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionTitle: Post-Doctoral Toxicologist
Department: Toxicological Services
Job Type: Regular, Full Time
Location: Willow Grove, PA (Suburban Philadelphia)
Schedule: M-F 8:30am to 5:00pm
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 350 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.
NMS is seeking a Post-Doctoral Toxicologist for our Willow Grove, PA location
This position is designed to allow the training of a recently graduated postdoctoral student, and provide them with a structured training environment that would qualify them to perform the duties similar to that of an entry level Forensic Toxicologist. The training period is dependent on prior qualifications and experience of the candidate.
PhD in an appropriate scientific discipline - Toxicology or Pharmacology preferred
Completion of at least 25 semester hours in chemistry including 1 or more courses in analytical chemistry and instrumentation (includes undergraduate and graduate work)
Training will be conducted so that expertise is obtained in four key areas:
Data and Litigation Package review
Responding to toxicology questions from the laboratory, Client Support Services, and NMS Clients
Review and signing out of cases
Case interpretation (Human Performance Impairment, Drug-Facilitated Crime, and Postmortem cases)
Post-Doctoral Toxicologist Major Duties & Responsibilities
The general structure of the training will consist of:
General orientation; Review of SOPs; Safety; Quality Assurance; IT Resources; Sales and Marketing
Rotation through all analytical departments including Specimen Processing; includes observation and experience in department operations, procedures and documentation, review of departmental methods, and exception handling
Assisting laboratory staff in improving and developing/validating methods
Other duties as assigned
Forensic toxicology case co-review including review of analytical results in regards to correctness, appropriateness and specific case-related issues
Answering toxicology-related questions for laboratory staff, Client Support Services, and NMS clients
Courtroom Preparation: Court monitoring and Moot Court
Participation in case conferences
Classroom Toxicology: Intramural-Seminars/Lectures; Extramural: Professional meeting attendance
Performing toxicology-related laboratory research
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Working knowledge of analytical procedures including a basic understanding of analytical terminology, methods and theory, and methods of data interpretation
Working knowledge of pharmacology/toxicology
Strong communication skills - both verbal and written
Ability to communicate and coordinate closely and effectively with: toxicologists, client services personnel, laboratorians, and clients (including physicians, lawyers, and client service reps from external organizations)
Comprehends regulations and SOP’s and applies them to work operations
Define and resolve problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
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.
Why NMS Labs will give you the best Post-Doctoral experience:
Newest equipment and cutting-edge technologies
Opportunity to work with scientists with unique backgrounds in toxicology, pharmacology and biochemistry
Ability to attend and participate in professional meetings
Custom-designed 2-year training program to match your interest and expertise
Located in suburban Philadelphia, NMS Labs offers a stimulating and diverse work environment with competitive salary/compensation plans and great benefits, including medical/dental/vision/prescription plan, life/STD/LTD, flexible spending account, tuition reimbursement, 401k plan with generous match and profit sharing pension plan.
A few reasons why NMS Lab employees love the company:
NMS Labs offers a stimulating and diverse working environment and unique culture
FREE pretzels on Tuesdays, fresh fruit on Wednesdays, yearly influenza shots, parking, fully equipped exercise room with locker rooms, wellness programs
In April, weeklong celebration for National Medical Laboratory Professionals
Company Wellness Committee and ‘Activiteam’ dedicated to plan exciting events and seminars throughout the year
In July, Founder’s Day celebration
In December, holiday celebration for employees and their families
Halloween Potluck, Company Summer Outing, Charity Drives
To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume and apply at http://www.nmslabs.com/careers .
*We are an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship status, otherwise qualified disability, or protected veteran status (disabled, Armed Forces Service Medal, recently separated, active duty or campaign badge).