Salary: $48,051.00 - $86,431.00 Annually
Final Filing Date: April 30, 2019
The Forensic Chemist II is a highly technical, professional position conducting validation and performance of routine and non-routine assays required by a post-mortem, forensic toxicology laboratory. This position supports the NC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in the discovery of primary and secondary causes of unattended, unwitnessed, accidental, suicidal or homicidal deaths. The Forensic Chemist II self-assigns work from the pending list of analyses for the isolation of drugs from biological specimens and pertinent evidence using advanced analytical instrumentation. The testing performed is complex, the specimens can be difficult (unusual matrices that interfere during analysis) and target analytes are generally considered to be unknown prior to testing. Results of the work are combined with autopsy and investigation findings to render final conclusions as to the cause and manner of death. Decisions may directly affect the safety and health of the public where dangerous and or toxic substances are identified as a cause of death. The Forensic Chemist II is also responsible for the review of analytical data from assays such as volatiles analysis, organic base and LC screens, LC-MS confirmations, color tests and carbon monoxide. Additionally, this position includes the review and certification of ethanol cases. The Forensic Chemist II can give testimony as to the testing performed in the laboratory for these ethanol cases (fact witness) and render opinions regarding the toxicological significance of the ethanol results (expert witness).
Requirements:Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
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Posted: April 11, 2019
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