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Forensic Toxicology Laboratory Scientist I

Lenexa, Kansas

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Category Laboratory Location Lenexa, Kansas Job function Operations Job family Laboratory Operations
Shift Evening Employee type Regular Full-Time Work mode On-site

Forensic Toxicology Laboratory Scientist I | Lenexa, KS

Tuesday to Saturday 6:00PM - 2:30AM

This position works within the Forensic Toxicology Laboratory and is responsible for all aspects of testing of donor specimens including specimen preparation and instrument operation. 

  • Maintain chain of custody of forensic specimens and follow approved sample handling procedures.  
  • 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 failed loads, capable of performing routine maintenance of equipment utilized in area of responsibility, capable of programming sequence table for sample analysis, capable of basic data review. 
  • Maintain legible and complete documents. 
  • Maintain clean and organized work area. 
  • Perform and document checks of temperature dependent equipment. 
  • Participate in completion of method and/or instrument validation studies to quality standards. 
  • Participate in validation of new calibrators, controls and new or modified analytical procedures. 
  • Maintain acceptable productivity and quality levels, and notify Supervisor and/or Group Lead of equipment or production problems. 
  • Complete assigned continuing education activities and competency verification checks. 
  • Follow the direction of the Supervisor and/or Group Lead and adhere to all company and department policies. 
  • Complete all required quality control and quality assurance documentation related to job function.   
  • Follow work schedule as defined by the Supervisor. 
  • Maintain professional work environment. 
  • Other duties as assigned. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, but rather a general description of work performed by the position. 


Required Work Experience: 


Preferred Work Experience:  

Minimum of one (1) year laboratory experience preferred. 

Physical and Mental Requirements:  

  • Ability to perform routine and repetitive motions, such as pipetting. 
  • Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time.  


Knowledge of methods and procedures used by the laboratory preferred.  



Bachelor’s Degree



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