Employment Opportunity

Toxicology Methods Analyst

Institute of Forensic Sciences, Houston, Texas

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Final Filing Date: April 26, 2019

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Performs liquid/liquid and solid phase extractions for method development and validation activities.
  • Prepares laboratory reagents and maintains supplies in accordance with laboratory procedures.
  • Reviews instrument data, prepares calibration curves, and identifies/quantifies target drugs in control and specimen chromatograms.
  • Performs routine laboratory upkeep duties such as cleaning glassware, discarding biohazard trash, organizing laboratory work and storage areas, and maintaining laboratory cleanliness.
  • Performs quality assurance/quality control procedures on reagents, equipment and instruments as necessary.
  • Assists in ensuring the laboratory conforms to ABFT, ANAB and ISO 17025 accreditation standards.
  • Follows rigorously all safety manuals, standard operating procedures, and quality assurance/quality control protocols.
  • Keeps management abreast of information critical to the proper planning and coordination of laboratory operation and communicates with other lab personnel.
  • Participates in casework activities as training and time permits.
  • Other duties as assigned by laboratory management.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in a Natural science and meet the Toxicology Analyst (General, Non-interpretive) coursework requirements outlined in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 37, Part 15, Chapter 651, Subchapter C, Rule ยง651.207 (https://bit.ly/2OQ83O4).
  • Familiarity with a scientific laboratory environment, including reagent preparation, routine laboratory equipment (i.e., balances, pipettes and glassware) and safety procedures.
Additional Requirements:
  • If casework is performed, the Method Analyst shall be licensed by the Texas Forensic Science Commission as a Toxicology Analyst (General, Non-interpretive).
  • Must be able to move and lift objects not heavier than 45 pounds.
  • Experience with specimen preparation, especially solid phase and liquid-liquid extractions and analytical instrumentation, including liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and mass spectrometry.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word and Excel.

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Posted: March 26, 2019

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