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New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Laboratory Accreditation Specialist 2 (LAS 2)

The LAS 2 will assist the Director and Supervisor of Forensic Laboratory Accreditation Programs in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of public forensic laboratories in New York State.  This involves maintaining a program of accreditation for these laboratories as well as assisting in efforts to enhance their quality assurance (QA) practices and providing training.  It also includes facilitating statewide efforts to combat backlogs and promote uniformity in test methodologies and standardization of laboratory methods and reporting.  The successful candidate will be expected to travel approximately 5% of the time and supervise scientific and support staff.

The qualifications and details on applying can be viewed by visiting the following link: https://www.statejobsny.com/employees/vacancyDetailsView.cfm?id=20488

Posted: 04/20/15


Calloway Laboratories, Inc. - Woburn, MA
Certifying Scientist
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 2:00p-10:30p

Calloway Laboratories, Inc. is a national independent clinical toxicology laboratory accredited under the College of American Pathologists and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, dedicated to innovation and excellence in laboratory testing. We aspire to provide the best laboratory testing services with the highest standards of professionalism.

Qualified candidates send resumes to .  All responses must include "Certifying Scientist" in subject line for consideration.

Position Summary
The Certifying Scientist (CS) is a scientist who operates in a multidisciplinary environment in which skills and knowledge in a variety of subject areas relating to drug and alcohol testing are required. The primary responsibilities of the CS are to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the drug testing process and to subsequently evaluate these test results before the release of the test reports to physicians or other health care professionals. In addition, the CS routinely interacts via telephone or e-mail with these same health care professionals, and the field regarding test methods, drug metabolism and excretion, and report interpretation.

Responsibilities
Review and report both positive and negative initial drug screening data from the laboratory, and release results into the Laboratory Information System (LIS). Review subsequent drug confirmation data from the laboratory, compare with the initial screening data for accuracy, and release results into the LIS. Initiate any corrective action in the laboratory on testing data that has been reviewed and found to be incomplete or inconclusive. Provide detailed customer consultation for physicians and other health care professionals in regards to drug testing methods, drug metabolism and excretion, report interpretation, or ordering additional testing. Interact with other departments, such as Sales, Customer Service and Information Technology to improve process or communicate issues effectively for immediate resolution. Performs other related duties as required and assigned consistent with the level of this position.

Requirements
Pham D preferred, Doctorate or Master's Degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology plus two or more years of laboratory training or experience in toxicology or forensic drug testing, or Bachelor's Degree in one of the above designated fields of study plus four or more years of appropriate training in toxicology or forensic drug testing. Demonstrated knowledge of drug abuse disorders and knowledge in the pharmacology and toxicology of legally prescribed and illegal drugs. Technically proficient with drug screening and drug confirmation using methodologies such as EMIT, ELISA, GC/MS and LC/MS/MS, and the report data generated by these testing instruments. Demonstrated attention to detail, critical decision making experience, superior customer service and communication skills, ability to teach and instruct customers and employees on all aspects of drug testing laboratory procedures.

Posted: 04/16/15


York College of Pennsylvania
Visiting Faculty - Forensic Chemistry

The Chemistry Program at York College of Pennsylvania invites applications for a two-year visiting faculty position in Forensic Chemistry. 

For complete job posting, please visit: http://www.ycp.edu/offices-and-services/human-resources/employment-opportunities/faculty-opportunities/#d.en.30180

Posted: 03/12/15


Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Lecturer Position

Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences invites applications for a Lecturer position in Forensics with expertise in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Forensic Science or other disciplines related to the Forensic Sciences. Duties involve teaching, curriculum development, and providing service to the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences and the University. 

Required: M.S. (or equivalent or higher degree) in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Forensic Science, or related field.

Application deadline is March 6, 2015; if not filled, weekly thereafter until search is closed.

Send electronically: a letter of application; statements describing your teaching philosophy and experience; unofficial transcripts; and curriculum vitae to . Applicants should request that three letters of reference be sent to .

For more information, visit: http://newcollege.asu.edu/jobs/. 

Posted: 02/06/15


New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Latent Print Laboratory Director

For information and to apply visit https://www.statejobsny.com/public/vacancyDetailsView.cfm?id=18448.

Posted: 01/20/15


New York City Police Department
Quality Assurance Manager, Latent Print Section

The duties and responsibilities of this position include directing and overseeing a staff of highly skilled scientific professionals responsible for implementing the Latent Print Section's Quality Assurance Program and evaluating and monitoring the results. Specific duties include: coordinating the Latent Print Section's ASCLD/LAB accreditation efforts; reviewing, evaluating and recommending changes to ensure ongoing compliance with ASCLD/LAB accreditation requirements; administering the Proficiency testing on an annual and/or semi-annual basis; and overseeing the procurement of tests from outside vendors and the design of in-house proficiency tests, and evaluating the results. The results of these proficiency tests will be reported to the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) and the New York State Commission on Forensic Science to ensure compliance with NYPD standard operating procedures, ASCLD/LAB and NYSCOFS accreditation standards, once accreditation is achieved.

To apply for consideration, please submit resume and cover letter to: Administrative Staff Analyst Maria Acevedo, New York City Police Department, Employment Section, Room 1014, One Police Plaza, New York, NY 10038 Or email .  All applicants will be subject to fingerprinting and background investigation.

Posted: 01/08/15


New York City Police Department
Quality Assurance Manager, Crime Scene Unit

The duties and responsibilities of this position include directing and overseeing a staff of highly skilled scientific professionals responsible for implementing the Crime Scene Unit's Quality Assurance Program and evaluating and monitoring the results. Specific duties include: coordinating the Crime Scene Unit's ASCLD/LAB accreditation efforts; reviewing, evaluating and recommending changes to ensure ongoing compliance with ASCLD/LAB accreditation requirements; administering the Proficiency testing on an annual and/or semi-annual basis; conducting technical reviews of casework, the maintenance of reagents, screening tests and reference standards, and maintaining and calibrating equipment and materials; and overseeing the procurement of tests from outside vendors and the design of in-house tests when no commercially available proficiency test exists and evaluates the results. This position will be responsible for developing and monitoring quality control programs, protocols and procedures which will enable the Crime Scene Unit to meet desired quality standards; initiating internal audits annually to ensure an adequate review of the management system and accreditation standards; ensuring non-conformances are properly documented and corrected and corrective actions are properly initiated, investigated and evaluated; ensuring that traceability requirements are met for standards, control and reagents, when required; and conducting observations of crime scene investigations to verify continuing compliance with policies and procedures. This position will also be responsible for selecting, training and evaluating system auditors who perform periodic audits within the Crime Scene Unit, and ensuring that the auditors are trained in all aspects of the scientific procedures and documentation requirements to maintain accreditation; overseeing the maintenance of training, certification, and examination records of the Crime Scene Unit's personnel and ensuring that they meet ASCLD/LAB standards for curriculum, competency, and proficiency. Additional duties include providing recommendations to the Commanding Officer, Forensic Investigations Division and the Commanding Officer, Crime Scene Unit regarding the development, formulation and implementation of programs, policies and procedures to improve the quality of training and enhance the skills of Crime Scene Unit personnel.

Qualification Requirements
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with specialization in criminalistics, forensic science, chemistry, biology, physics, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a closely related scientific or engineering field, and six (6) years of full-time professional experience working in the area of crime scene investigation, three (3) years of which must have been in a managerial, supervisory, or administrative capacity performing significant managerial or supervisory duties in an ASCLD/LAB ISO accredited Crime Scene Unit. Successful completion of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) International Organization of Standardization and International Electro-technical Commission (ISA/IEC) 17025 assessors training is preferred.

To apply for consideration, please submit resume and cover letter to: Administrative Staff Analyst Maria Acevedo, New York City Police Department, Employment Section, Room 1014, One Police Plaza, New York, NY 10038 Or email .  All applicants will be subject to fingerprinting and background investigation.

Posted: 01/08/15


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