Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory

Forensic Technician

The Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory (MVRCL) is located in Dayton, Ohio. We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual for a full-time position in the Forensic Toxicology Section. The MVRCL serves approximately 110 law enforcement agencies in southwest Ohio and over 40 coroner’s offices throughout Ohio. The annual Laboratory case load is about 18,000 cases.

This position requires evidence handling to include accessioning antemortem and postmortem samples received daily from our customers and beginning the chain of custody within the toxicology section. The employee will also be trained in the use of clinical analyzers commonly used in the laboratory. The employee will be responsible for managing evidence in the laboratory including sealing completed cases and aiding the forensic toxicologists with their evidence needs. The employee will also prepare tissue homogenates when requested.

Additional duties include, but are not limited to, providing testimony as a factual expert witness in a court of law, preparing solutions, maintaining equipment, and assisting the forensic toxicologists when necessary. The technician is required to work with hazardous chemicals and lift moderate weights.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An associate’s degree in a natural science or related field
  • Laboratory experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and work as a team member
  • Proficient with computers and software
  • Valid driver’s license and motor vehicle insurance

Salary

$17 / hour with benefits

Application Process

Complete and print the application found at https://www.mcohio.org/government/elected_officials/coroner/index.php

 Mail the application along with a resume and college transcript to:

Heather Antonides (antonidesh@mcohio.org)

Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory

361 W. Third St. Dayton, OH 45402

Applicants are subject to a background check, fingerprints, and drug screen. Applications will be accepted until filled.

Beaumont Health (Royal Oak) posted for a full-time Clinical Chemist –
Toxicology & Therapeutic Drugs in Royal Oak, Michigan. Click here for
more information on Beaumont Health and here for Beaumont Royal
Oak.
GENERAL SUMMARY:
The position will provide technical expertise in matters relating to the
acquisition, operation, institution and quality control of instruments and methods used in the performance of routine, stat and specialty testing in Clinical Chemistry. Clinical Chemistry at Beaumont encompasses
chemistry, immunology, toxicology/therapeutic drug monitoring and
urinalysis testing. Responsibilities are shared with other clinical chemists and pathologists.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Selects, evaluates and institutes the use of new methods and equipment. Includes determining alternatives, review and interpretation of data, cost analysis, establishing reference ranges.
Investigates and resolves problems with equipment, test procedures,
systems of operation within the laboratory.
Provides support for interpreting test results and information on testing available in the section.
Establishes and monitors quality control procedures and quality
assurance practices and participates in training and competency
assessment.
Participates in the development of long-range plans, performance
objectives and standards for the section, including policies and protocols for complying with regulatory and certification requirements of CLIA’88, CAP and Joint Commission.
Participates in training programs for Clinical Pathology residents, fellows, medical technologists and medical laboratory technicians and in
continuing education programs for departmental personnel and medical staff.
Supports the integrated strategies for undergraduate, graduate,
continuing medical education, and research based on the priorities and
standards endorsed by the Chief Academic Officer and the Dean of
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
 
STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential duties.

Education / Training: Doctorate degree in clinical chemistry,
biochemistry, or chemistry.
Work Experience:
Certification, Licensure, Registration. Certification in one or more of the
following is preferred:
ABCC (American Board of Clinical Chemistry),
ABT (American Board of Toxicology), or
ABFT (American Board of Forensic toxicology).



Clinical Mass Spectrometry Development Specialist

The Biochemistry Section in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic is recruiting an academic Clinical Mass Spectrometry Development Specialist with a minimum of 3 years of experience developing assays using mass spectrometry in a clinical laboratory environment or diagnostics industry to lead a diverse group of 7 development technologists. The successful applicant has a PhD in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, toxicology, clinical chemistry or related fields. Candidates must have previous experience in chromatography and mass spectrometry method development and the ability to provide technical and scientific guidance to development technologists. This Clinical Development Staff position will be responsible for test development, validation and implementation of clinical tests in state-of-the-art LC-MS/MS and Q-TOF platforms with application in the areas of Toxicology, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Endocrinology, Biochemical Genetics and Immunology. Candidates with experience in GC-MS, ICP-MS, and immunoassay platforms, and previous experience in leadership are preferred. The Biochemistry Section provides diagnostic and consultative services for the Cleveland Clinic Health System (CCHS) and is the central laboratory for CCHS hospitals in northeast Ohio. Laboratories in the Section include automated chemistry, special chemistry and immunopathology. The section is supported by 5 medical directors and there are ample opportunities for clinical and translational research, innovation, and teaching students, residents, fellows, and allied health staff. 

This dynamic position commands a competitive salary enhanced by an attractive benefits package and a collegial work environment. A faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with experience is available at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

Interested candidates should submit electronically a curriculum vitae and cover letter describing their experience and interests to https://jobs.clevelandclinic.org/job.  For more information, contact Jessica M. Colón-Franco, PhD, Section Head of Clinical Biochemistry (colonj3@ccf.org, 216-445-2634).

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