Scientist Forensic III (Thurs-Mon 4am to 12:30pm)- Atlanta, GA req29714 in Atlanta, GA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 8/1/2019

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Scientist Forensic III- Atlanta, Georgia - Thurs-Mon

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

As a Lab Technician you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, Lab Technicians play an essential role in our success and in the services we provide. As a career, we offer a unique opportunity to develop your career with the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. We are tech driven, and we’re creating the lab of the future – an environment where you can deliver cutting edge diagnostics and help us drive new discoveries and breakthroughs.

Basic Purpose:

The Forensic Scientist III works within the Forensic Toxicology Laboratory and cooperates with and responds to direction from the Supervisor on achieving work objectives.  This position reports to and is managed and evaluated by the Supervisor.  This position is responsible for all aspects of MS confirmation testing of specimens including specimen preparation, specimen extraction, MS instrument operation and data interpretation, and release non-forensic results.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain proficiency in all principle duties of a Forensic Scientist II.
  • Performs maintenance and troubleshooting of all MS test methods and analytical equipment.
  • Actively participate in development and implementation of new MS test procedures.
  • Capable of complex instrument operation and data interpretation.
  • Serves as a resource of job knowledge for other employees.
  • Actively assist with training of employees within the MS testing area.
  • Maintain a high level of productivity & quality levels.
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Supervision Exercised: 



Education Preferred: 

Bachelor of Science or Art degree with a minimum of fifteen (15) semester hours in Chemistry, fifteen (15) semester hours in Biology, and three (3) semester hours of Mathematics; or applicable regulatory requirements

Work Experience:           

  • Minimum of two (2) to five (5) years laboratory experience.
  • Knowledge of methods and procedures used by the laboratory.

Physical and Mental:     

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


  • General PC knowledge and data analysis
  • Training and experience in performing toxicology testing, maintenance of chain of custody, and understanding proper remedial action in response to problems with equipment or procedures.

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