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Recruitment #22-007546-0001




MDH, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Assistant Toxicologist Post Mortem, Non-Board Certified will assist the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in determining cause and manner of death by conducting tests for toxic substances in biological specimens submitted by medical examiners.

Job duties include:

  • Perform laboratory testing in forensic toxicology at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to assist in investigation to establish the cause and manner of death
  • Accession and maintain chain of custody for specimens received in postmortem cases
  • Analyze postmortem specimens by immunoassay
  • Extract postmortem specimens for therapeutic and abused drugs and analyze by gas chromatography, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry
  • Test postmortem specimens for volatiles and carbon monoxide by gas chromatography and spectrophotometry


Qualified candidates must possess a M.S. or Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in Chemistry, Toxicology, Pharmacology or other appropriate science from an accredited college or university 


B.S. degree from an accredited college or university in Chemistry, Toxicology, Pharmacology or other appropriate science from an accredited college or university and 2 years of experience in forensic toxicology. 


This is a Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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