Employment Opportunity

Forensic Chemist II

Vermont Department of Public Safety, Waterbury, Vermont

Salary: $25.09 per hour

Final Filing Date: May 9, 2021

This position will be working in the Toxicology section.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Professional laboratory work testing blood samples for alcohol and impairing drugs, reviewing current research and literature on drug and alcohol physiology, pharmacology, and analysis methods as well as providing expert opinion on these topics for the Vermont Forensic Laboratory.
  • Work is performed under the supervision of the Senior Forensic Chemist.


Environmental Factors
  • Must be able to work in laboratory conditions with exposure to noxious or harmful fumes and chemicals and operate sophisticated laboratory equipment. Work requires some travel and incumbents should possess a valid Vermont operator's license.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, cellular or molecular biology, toxicology, forensic science, or a related science field AND EITHER two (2) years or more of professional laboratory experience performing biochemical, organic, physical, or toxicological chemical analysis OR one (1) year or more of professional forensic laboratory experience performing analysis on items of forensic evidence.
  • OR
  • Master's degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, cellular or molecular biology, toxicology, forensic science, or a related science field.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Candidates with experience using toxicological methods such as immunoassay, solid phase sample extraction, GC/FID, and LC-MS/MS are encouraged to apply.
  • Prior experience performing method development and validation studies is a plus.
  • Ideal candidates will have experience testifying as an expert witness and are comfortable with public speaking and communicating complex scientific concepts in a simple to understand manner.
  • An ABFT certification is preferred, but not required.

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Posted: April 26, 2021

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