Forensic Scientist - 3rd Shift - req71937 in Norristown, PA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 9/27/2021

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  • Location:
    400 Egypt Road
    Norristown, PA
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Job Description

Forensic Scientist- Norristown, Pennsylvania - Tuesday - Saturday 1:00 am to 9:30 am

Basic Purpose:

The Forensic Scientist I works within the Forensic Toxicology Laboratory and cooperates with and responds to direction from the Supervisor and/ or Group Lead on achieving work objectives including quality, accuracy and productivity.  This position reports to and is managed and evaluated by the Department Supervisor.  This position is responsible for all aspects of testing of donor specimens including specimen preparation and instrument operation.

Duties and Responsibilities:


This position works within the Employer Solutions system.  The incumbent is generally responsible for:

1.     Maintain chain of custody of forensic specimens and follow approved sample handling procedures, when applicable.

2.     Maintain competency in the following areas: follow all written procedures in departmental SOP, prepare and verify performance of all new reagents, ensure that all required calibrators and quality control samples are included in each batch, demonstrate good analytical technique with minimal errors, capable of performing routine maintenance of equipment utilized in area of responsibility, capable of applicable instrument operation for sample analysis (if applicable), capable of basic data review.

3.     Maintain legible and complete documents.

4.     Maintain clean and organized work area.

5.     Perform and document checks of temperature dependent equipment.

6.     Participate in completion of method and/or instrument validation studies to quality standards.

7.     Participate in validation of new calibrators, controls and new or modified analytical procedures.

8.     Maintain acceptable productivity & quality levels, and notify Supervisor and/or Group Lead of equipment or production problems.

9.     Complete assigned continuing education activities and competency verification checks.

10.  Follow the direction of the Supervisor and/or Group Lead and adhere to all company and department policies.

11.  Complete all required quality control and quality assurance documentation related to job function. 

12.  Follow work schedule as defined by the Supervisor.

13.  Maintain professional work environment.

14.  Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Supervision Exercised: 



Education Required:

Bachelor degree with a major in Chemistry, Biology or Biochemistry

Work Experience:

• 1 year of laboratory experience preferred

• Open to new college graduates

• Knowledge of methods and procedures used by the laboratory preferred

Physical and Mental:

• Ability to perform routine and repetitive motions, such as pipetting

• Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time

• Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

• General systems knowledge and data analysis