Employment Opportunity


Forensic Chemist

Wyoming Department of Health, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Salary: $4,429.06 - $5,707.55 Monthly

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

The Wyoming Department of Health, Chemical Testing Program seeks an experienced forensic chemist (Scientist II) desiring to work with a team of scientists conducting high complexity tests for licit and illicit compounds in human biological samples. The scope of work includes using mass spectrometry techniques (e.g., GC/MS, LC/MS, LC/Q-tof, and GC-FID) to identify drugs of abuse in complex sample matrices, reviewing the work of forensic technicians and toxicologists, providing consultative services to multiple state agencies, training Senior Operators of the Intoximeter EC/IR II, and providing expert testimony in court.

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Duties:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.
  • Analyze human biological samples for the presence of alcohol and drugs utilizing complex analytical instrumentation, including gas chromatography, gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer, headspace gas chromatography, ion trap, liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer, and immunoassay analyzer.
  • Perform secondary review of results generated by Scientists and Senior Scientists before reporting, ensuring data interpretation is 100% accurate and maintaining the legal chain of custody.
  • Provide consulting and expert courtroom testimony, which may require traveling throughout the state to each requesting jurisdiction.
  • Teach training courses to requesting jurisdictions online and in person.
  • Perform process improvement and new assay development to meet the evolving needs of existing state partners.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on complex analytical equipment to include headspace gas chromatograph, gas chromatograph, gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer, gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer with Dean switch, automated pipette, liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer, and enzyme immunoassay analyzer. Perform annual certifications of instrumentation in the field, which may require travel throughout the state.
  • Attend external courses, seminars, and meetings to develop further knowledge, skills, networking, and program visibility.

Requirements:

PREFERENCES:
  • Preference may be given to candidates with a bachelor's of science degree in chemistry or biochemistry, previous experience as a forensic technician, and/or specific training on mass spectrometry instrumentation.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience testifying in court.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with specific training in the field of evidential breath testing.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience providing consultative services to customers with a wide variety of education and experience levels.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience preparing and presenting group lectures.
KNOWLEDGE:
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to learn new technologies as the agency seeks to improve testing capabilities.
  • Knowledge of basic chemistry principles and theories, gas or liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and immunoassays.
  • Knowledge of laboratory quality control assurance practices, safety, and hazardous material control.
  • Skill in data processing and analysis.
  • Experience with laboratory information management systems (LIMS).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree (typically in Science)
Experience:
  • 0-3 years of progressive work experience (typically in a medical or environmental laboratory) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Laboratory Scientist I
OR

Education & Experience Substitution:
  • 4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in a medical or environmental laboratory) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Laboratory Scientist I

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Posted: November 4, 2021

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