This Chemist II is a member of an interdisciplinary team of epidemiologists and public health consultants assisting Florida in reaching its strategic public health goals.
This job will require relocation to Jacksonville, FL.
Responsible for performing testing for the detection of drugs of abuse in biomonitoring surveillance specimens using analytical instrumentation per Laboratory Response Network Chemical (LRN-C) guidelines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Ensures that biomonitoring surveillance specimens samples are analyzed per CDC guidelines within the prescribed holding time.
Assumes responsibility for instrumentation assigned, documents daily maintenance, calibration, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and assures all quality assurance objectives are maintained for the analytical methods performed.
Communicate with participating hospitals and give guidance on proper urine specimen collection; receive and process urine specimens submitted for testing
Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Provide a list of conference calls, meetings, trainings and workshops participated in each month
no later than the 7th day of the following month.
Provide one progress report per month summarizing completion of tasks no later than the 7th day of the following month.
Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, or equivalent degree in a health sciences field
0 to 1 years’ experience in a public health or clinical laboratory
State of Florida Clinical Laboratory License or Public Health Technician license or be eligible to obtain one
Previous experience using mass spectrometry instrumentation
Two years’ experience with Microsoft office programs
Two years’ experience planning, organizing and coordinating work assignments
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